Camp Pendleton to host 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championship

Camp Pendleton to host Armed Forces Championships January 31 thru February 3

Camp Pendleton of Oceanside, Ca is proud to host the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championship which showcases the elite boxers representing the Marine Corps, Army, Navy and Air Force.


When these boxers step into the ring, they’ll be parading that indomitable trait of a true warrior, their unwillingness to back down in the face of fear, exhaustion or pain. From each weight class, one service athlete will be crowned the champion. Watch esprit de corps at its finest and check out one of the best amateur boxing tournaments around. Cheer on the future stars of boxing.

Location: Paige Fieldhouse, Building 1110, Mainside Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA.



(off Interstate 5)
Take Interstate 5 to Camp Pendleton exit. From I-5 traveling South: turn left under the freeway and move to the right lane as you approach the Main Gate. From I-5 traveling North: stay in your right hand lane and proceed to Main Gate. Once you are past the main gate, proceed on Vandegrift Blvd. about 10 miles. You will go by the Air Station on your left and through a light at Basilone Road. The road will fork right at Rattlesnake Canyon Road (short distance past Basilone light), stay to the right. Take Rattlesnake Canyon Road and go up a rise, level out and hit a light at Vandegrift (again), use the right turn lane (at the Fire Station) and you’re back on Vandegrift Blvd. As you proceed on Vandegrift, quickly move to your left lane. The Fieldhouse will be directly on your left and parking should be available at the base Chapel.

BACK GATE ENTRANCE (San Luis Rey gate)
From Hwy-76 heading east or west –
Once you reach Oceanside, if you’re heading West, make a right on College. If you’re heading east, make a left on College. Turn right on North River Road. Stay on this road. It changes names and turns into Vandegrift Blvd. Enter the base at San Luis Rey gate. Stay on this road until you pass the main exchange. The Fieldhouse will be directly on your right.

Competition Times:
January 31, 2012 from 6-10 p.m.
February 1, 2012 from 6-10 p.m.
February 3, 2012 from 6-10 p.m.
This FREE event is open to all active duty, dependents, DoD, and guests. Seating is limited to a first come, first serve basis on all nights.

U. S. Marine Corps boxing team hoping to defend the home turf

(L to R) Assistant boxing coach Gunnery Sgt. Rueben Woodruff, from Akron, Ohio, Lance Corporal Felix Magallanes (178 lbs.), Lance Corporal James Morrow (165 lbs.) from Washington, D.C., Corporal Jesus Toro (123 lbs.) helicopter mechanic from Madera, CA, Corporal Tommy Roque (178 lbs.) from Dunkirk, N. Y. stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Corp. Rafael Vasquez (108 lbs.) from Rochester, Minn. stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sgt. James Herring from Coram, N. Y., Lance Corporal Jonathan Steele from Dallas, Texas, heavyweight Darnell Price of San Diego, CA training at the ABC Mongoose Gym, Corpsman Tajuan Williams of Miami, Florida and Head coach Jessie Ravelo (former Army Sgt. Major) from Killeen, Bell, Texas. Photo: Jim Wyatt

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