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Tru Boxing putting Pueblo on the map when it comes to local talent

Anthony Soto has been boxing since he was 7. He is now a professional boxer with a record of 5-0-1 and has signed with HAVOC Boxing. He has also won nine Golden Gloves awards and was a four-time national champion.

Isaac Alvarez is a few years younger than Soto but has also been boxing since he was 7. He has won 10 Golden Gloves awards and is a six-time national champion.

Isaac’s sister, Iveth Alvarez, was only 3 years old when she started to learn how to box. Since then, she has won five Golden Gloves awards and is a two-time national champion.

What do all these boxers have in common aside from their accolades and wins? They are all trained out of one camp.

TRU Boxing is a family boxing club that trains anyone who wants to get into the sport in Pueblo. For the past 14 years, Gilbert Trujillo and fellow coach Miguel Alvarez have worked with Soto, Isaac, Iveth and other boxers to get them to this point.

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Gloves hanging from the ceiling in the Tru Boxing Gym

The “gym” is located in Trujillo’s home. He has been coaching since 1997 when he was in the United States Army and built the gym inside his garage. While it may be small in size, the setup is one of a top-notch club.

Trujillo said they have one basic goal for the gym: to show kids that dreams can come true by any necessary means through hard work and dedication.

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