What’s the latest scuttlebutt from El Cajon

Competition heats up in El Cajon as yet another gym opens their doors. Members of the new gym include, (left to right) Jose Gomez, Mixed Martial Artist/boxer, Rob Nickerson, part owner of the new 1on1 Fight Co gym, Andrew Borcher, MMA, Brandon Doucette, MMA competitor, Ken Sells, MMA competitor and partner in the new gym, Ryan Williams, Mixed Martial Artist, Jaime Reyes, Epic Fighting Champion, Louie Jaboro, veteran Karate Instructor, and Victor Chavez, one of the first members of the gym. Photo: Jim Wyatt

With gas prices keeping everyone close to home, three brothers, who are very much involved in the Mixed Martial Arts and Self Defense, decided it was time for the Northeast end of El Cajon to have their own gym dedicated to these specialities. The new facility, the 1on1 Fight Company Gym, which just finished celebrating their Grand Opening at 1238 Greenfield Avenue, El Cajon, 92021, already has a full schedule of training classes with various instructors coming from all over San Diego to train the new students.


The building which appears relatively new seems the perfect size for the group, has adequate parking and since the majority of the current members come from the construction trades, they had no problem adding additional amenities. The gym features a 22‘ high ceiling, a good lineup of heavy bags, cardio machines, the standard free weights and soft mats for the wrestling and grappling drills.

Mike Flores, a member of the Sycuan Fire Department, knows a thing or two about boxing. Photo: Jim Wyatt

On the other side of El Cajon, at 1154 East Main Street, a member of the Sycuan Fire department, Mike Flores, was just finishing up his workout at the Undisputed Fitness and Training Center. Flores and a young lady by the name of Giovanna have been training extra hard for their appearance in the Barona Battle of the Badges Boxing Tournament to be held Saturday, June 18, 4 p.m. at the Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino Events Center.

Flores, a firefighter for five years, is making his first appearance in this charity Boxing Show. As a warning to his Battle of the Badges’ opponent, Flores, who is now 24, has been boxing on and off for five years and in his first USA Amateur bout at the age of 19, he knocked out his opponent, a much bigger 33 year-old.



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