It’s a Family Thing! The Huerta brothers are a perfect example of the Arena mantra that We Build Fighters! Came in as gym members and now are fighting. We’re exciting to see these young men grow and climb the amateur boxing ranks. Whether your goal is to compete or not, you will be pushed.
My name is Gael Huerta. I’m fighting out of the 132 division. I fight out of the arena gym. My original reason for coming to the arena was to lose weight. I went to boxing, and I liked it. Now, I’m fighting.
My name is Erik Huerta. I am fighting at the 119 division. I first joined the arena two years ago when I was 14, and I just wanted to try something new, try a new hobby, gain more, train more, and I’m a fighter.
I train with Ducky and Coach Gordo. They are really good coaches. They help you with anything you need help on. And what I like about the arena is that they push you whether you’re competing or not. You got to just train hard.
I have one fight with USA Boxing. I felt nervous. It’s like lots to take in, the crowd, the yelling, try to listen to your coach, at the same time is fighting. It’s a good experience, and I’m ready for next fight.
I feel like the arena is the right gym to take me to where I want to go because all the coaches, they want you to succeed. There’s a lot of pros here that I really look up to and how determined they are and how hard they work, and I really want to become like one of them.