List of local Boxing Gyms in the San Diego Area

ABC Youth Foundation formerly the ABC Mongoose Boxing Gym (formerly Archie Moore’s Gym) is at 3131 Market Street, San Diego, Calif. 92102 Telephone: 1-619-234-2200

American Boxing Muay Thai & Fitness in the Pacific Beach/San Diego area| Professional Online and In-Person Fitness Training, Certifications and Seminars with Master Fitness Trainer and Former Muay Thai Champion Kru Dave Nielsen to set an appointment: 1-(858) 581-2694,

The Arena at 3350 Sports Arena Blvd. in Point Loma, San Diego, Calif., 92110 is the largest gym in North America for Combat Sports and Martial Arts instruction. Their numerous programs include: Accelerated Training, Boxing, Camps, Filipino Martial Arts/Kali, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Kickboxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Strength and Conditioning, Submission Grappling and Wrestling. With stellar coaches like Kru Mark for Muay Thai/Karate, Head Boxing Coach Joe Vargas assisted by Basheer Abdullah, a former USA National Boxing Team Coach and Baret “The Finisher” Yoshida as their Head Jiu Jitsu Coach (a Grappling legend), the Arena fighters are always in contention. Yoshida is a 3x IBJJF Black Belt World Champion, 3x ADCC medalist, and 10x ADCC competitor known for his relentless submission style. In 1999, Yoshida burst onto the international scene with his epic battle against Royler Gracie and thus gained a huge fanbase for his “Never Say Die” attitude. This Black Belt legend has taught thousands his masterful submission techniques.

Bomber Squad Boxing Academy 1404 East Main St., El Cajon, Calif. 92021, the home of among others, USA Amateur Champion Julius Ballo who recently won the Gold Medal at the Jr. Pan American Games in Columbia and immediately following headed off to the USA National Championships in Shreveport, Lousiana which runs thru to December 11, 2021. With a win there, he increases the likelihood of being a member of the U. S. Olympic Boxing Team and representing the United States in Paris, France in 2024. 

The Bound Boxing Academy at 675 Palomar St., Ste E, in Chula Vista is the home of the popular Friday Night Fights and as you might imagine quite a few Boxing Standouts to include the owner’s daughter Andrea Medina, a USA National Team Member are always in the gym working out.


Before the Covid 19 Pandemic reared it’s ugly head, Medina was headed to Japan to compete in the 2020/2021 Olympics. That all ended when they began dropping more than a few weight classes. If things work out as planned, Andrea Medina should once again be an Olympic Hopeful and like Julius Ballo and friends be headed to Paris, France in 2024. Contact info for this gym is: 1-619-271-1500.

City Boxing Downtown is located at 1059 14th Street, San Diego, Calif. 1-619-233-5444, just a stone’s throw from the San Diego City College Campus.

This is another gym loaded with former Boxing, Muay Thai and Brazilan JuJitsu Champions who certainly know how to pass on their specialty whether that specialty is in Pugilism, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu or Mauy Thai/Kickboxing.

The Compound MMA (Boxing Gym, Martial Arts Training is located in Oceanside, Calif. 92054  Tel: 1-424-241-9101

The Gym’s Head Instructors have certainly been there and done that. Years back their Head Boxing Coach Christopher Getz could often be seen  on television when he was a Kickboxing Champion. The Gym’s owner was not only a Pro Boxer, he was a well-known and feared Mixed Martial Artist.




Encinitas Boxing Club, Encinitas, Calif. 92024-4341





Extreme Power Gym (Boxing & Martial Arts with Muay Thai)

3375 Mission Avenue Ste E

Oceanside, Calif. 92058-1330 Tel: 1-760-672-8860

Customer contact: Mr. Ruben Rowell Jr., Owner,

House of Boxing at 2304 Reo Drive, Paradise Hills, San Diego, Calif. 92139 (619) 399-5898

On April 20, 2015, 3 of the 4 principles involved in an upcoming Golden Boy Promotions

Mega Fight posed for promotional photos at the House of Boxing. If it wasn’t one Super

Star athlete, it was another to include boxing sensations like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez with

his equally famous trainer Edddy Reynoso.

Mando’s Boxing Club of Spring Valley

National City Community Youth Athletic Center/Boxing Club










Nevarez Boxing of Oceanside, Calif. 





Old School Boxing and Fitness Center

Address5987 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115 Phone(619) 204-8974

very close to the San Diego State University Campus.

“BOXING GYMS ARE NOT THE SAME. WE COMBINE YOUR BOXING AND FITNESS GOALS.”                                              Owner and son are both former Pro Boxers: lightweight Ernest “Too Slick” Johnson (the son, a righty) from Chula Vista, Calif. by way of Dayton, Ohio (competed from 2001 – 2009) and had a commendable record of (18-4-1, 7 KOs); likewise his father, Ernie “Silky” Johnson (15-3, 8 KOs) a southpaw, did well and competed from 1982 to 1985. For the health & safety of their Gym Members: Temperature checks are required. Staff wears masks and are required to disinfect surfaces between visits.

The Bxing Club of San Diego has three local locations: one in UTC/La Jolla, another in Kearny Mesa and a third in San Diego’s East
Village, one more spectacular than the other. As far as instructors go, they have one of the best in all the land in Giovani “Gallo de
Oro” Santillan who was a recent co-headliner on a Top Rank Boxing Show which aired in mid-October of this year on ESPN+.
It took place right here in San Diego at the Pechanga Arena. Santillan’s near shutout performance of 100-90, 100-90, 99-91 was
awesome and keeps him undefeated at 28-0 plus in the running for the World Title. The photo below catches the hardworking
Santillan doing some late night shadow boxing before leaving his workplace to go home to his wife and one child.

Old School Boxing: 5987 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115 Phone(619) 204-8974. Owned and managed by 

Earnie Johnson Sr. and Ernie “Too Slick” Johnson, his son, both of whom were quite successful with the mitts.

Title Boxing has two convenient locations: one in North Park at 2852 University Ave., San Diego, Tel: 619-393-6595. 

Plus a second in Chula Vista, Title Boxing Club of Chula Vista, 2015 Birch Rd, Ste. 1215Chula Vista. Tel: 1-619-656-0946

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