Anonymous Donor Ponies Up Cash for Santa Ana Youth to Fight in Oxnard--In the Boxing Ring, of Course

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The Santa Ana Boxing Club is one of those miracle workers that take kids leaning like a cholo and turn them into upstanding men (and women) via the sweet science. But, like with most nonprofits (or anything associated with boxing, for that matter, it's in trouble right now (I won't use the cliché "against the ropes," as apt as it is for this post) with the fundraising and the MMA and all that.

That's why it's great to hear that an anonymous donor is not only sponsoring seven teen boxers to fight this weekend at the adidas National Boxing Tournament in Oxnard, but will also sit ringside to cheer them on.

The young pugilists, per longtime Boxing Club head Anthony Serrano:

Jose Perez 18 yrs old, attends Santa Ana College
Alexis Arce 15 yrs old, attends Valley High School
Martin Espinoza 17 yrs old, attends Rancho High School
Arturo Cristobal 14 yrs old, attends Nova Academy
Alberto Garcia 14 yrs old, attends Villa Internediate
Alex Martinez 13 yrs old, attends Warner Middle School
Uriel Villanueva 13 yrs old, attends Willard Intermediate

"This tournament draws people from all 50 states and is consider one of the most important tournament one can compete in [youth boxing]," Serrano writes via email. "We would like to thank our friends [who are sponsoring the trip], who remain anonymous per their request."

Good luck, chavos! And anyone who wants to donate to the Santa Ana Boxing Club--or go work off their flab--can visit their website linked above.

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lisanguyen
lisanguyen

it's a joke!! emails this publication to lie about secret donors because they had told several kids to leave the OCYC told them to leave they had no chance of any tournaments.. so they had to produce this fabrication ( because they are BEING SUED) that they got a last minute secret donation and these secretive ppl as he says "we have to protect their identity" (have you ever heard someone say that about an an anonymous dono??r) I mean normally when one says ANONYMOUS ppl understand no he has reiterate) BUT these very secretive ppl are going to be RINGSIDE CHEERING THE KIDS ON!! Well bad karma I guess maybe GOD but all of Mr Serrano's boxers lost .. no one competes tomorrow and I can not help to think it was KARMA his BAD KARMA ! 

lisanguyen
lisanguyen

Yes..he finally out did himself! This man has ZERO intelligence because now their investigation goes off veers off to verify this anonymous donation.. he just keeps giving them more and more as if his FB banter w/ these lil kids wasn't enough.. inappropriate?  NO,TERRIFYING 

Dina Garcia
Dina Garcia

Anonymous donor HUH?? that donor would pay ANONYMOUSLY the OCYC NOT Anthony Serrano in case ppl don't know that club is NOT Anthony Serrano's Club (however he loves for ppl to think it is he loves loves loves the attention and he loves being the matyr) AND NEVER FOUHND A CAMERA HE DIDNT LOVE!!!! so how is it that MR SERRANO has on his FB & the kids from SABC on their FB talking about going to this tournament 2 months ago? when ALL OF A SUDDEN their prayers were answered by the last minute ANONYMOUS DONOR and this donor who wants to be secret is ringside cheering them on???.. not so ANONYMOUS when this article is POSTED all over the SABC FB and there are over 500 kids and parents competing. now looking over @ the Ring in which SABC fights to see who their mysterious donor is!!!!!..but "they will be ringside cheering us on, but we have to protect their identity".. HORSES CRAP!!!!  Idk but most ppl when they donate ANONYMOUSLY they don't want ANYONE to KNOW who they ARE!!!  So OF COURSE THEY ARE GOING TO SIT RINGSIDE... ARE U KIDDING ME????  He has been caught in lie after lie after lie.. GIVE IT A REST!!!! Investigators have stated they can subpeona the records... he just digs himself deeper and deeper pathological LIAR! And NO EXCUSES the OCYC is AWARE of ALL the complaints...This is HORRIBLE! COVER UP ANYONE?? Made the kid that placed complaint LEAVE told him no more tournaments for you!!! we aren't doing that any more and NO NO you can NOT find your own donors U can NOT raise your own money to go.. we will NOT SUPPORT IT .. "we are a small non profit organization that is ONLY an after school program if any kid wants to go on the tournament track they will need to go to another club, we did NOT KNOW  why Mr. Serrano had been paying for all of these excursions" (hmm why not???)  "WE ARE CHANGING THE RULES EFFECTiVE IMMEDIATELY" nO MORE TOURNAMENTS FOR SABC!!! THEY WANTED THE KIDS AND FAMILIES THAT HAD CONCERNS TO LEAVE! AND AFTER THEY LEFT.. ALL OF A SUDDEN THIS ARTICLE ABOUT ANONYMOUS DONORS!!! EVEN AFTER THEY TOLD OTHER KIDS NO DONORS NO SPONSORS YOU CAN NOT RAISE YOUR OWN MONEY.. YOU HAVE GRADUATED  FROM THIS CLUB!! THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dina Garcia
Dina Garcia

we hv ppl @ the tournament who are stating that the SABC kids are wearing items w/ the Northgate Gonazalez market logo, a manager  (MANAGER NOT OWNER) @ one of the Northgate stores Alfonso is there @ the tournament w/ the kids so much for anonymous (and again we do NOT believe he donated all funds or any) it's NOT anonymous when the kids are wearing his gear.. The whole story stinks! They kicked a kid out after the family complained about Mr Serrano and told this child the OCYC that they would NO LONGER be competing in tournaments .. he had to leave if he wanted to compete .. and look 2 weeks later they hv anonymous donors which I hope when they are subpeoned their telling the truth! they told the kid that they were a small non profit that did not realize Mr Serrano had been paying for all the  tournaments and traveling alone w/ the kids so they had made NEW RULES that no more tournaments for SABC and then immediately after the child is forced to leave they have anonymous donors.. sitting ringside he says cheering them on!! That's an oxymoron no? usually when someone donates anonymously means they don't want ANYONE to know.. sitting ringside and cheering them on basically everyone wld know who she or he was if you are familiar w/ Boxing.. WHOLE STORY TO COVER UP !!! he is a master manipulator MASTER!!!

Dina Garcia
Dina Garcia

anonymous? Hmm but sitting ringside? That doesn't make any sense! SABC has been having serious issues regarding mr.Serrano and inappropriate behavior w/children.. I think you might find that there is NOT an anonymous donor just Mr. Serrano himself!  Before publishing things it's always wise to do your research! 

mitch young
mitch young

"The Santa Ana Boxing Club is one of those miracle workers that take kids leaning like a cholo and turn them into upstanding men (and women) via the sweet science"

LOL. Obviously Klavito has been watching showings of Bowery Boys movies on AMC. 

mitch young
mitch young

Jeez, can't take a little kidding about using such an obvious cliché.

Have another Bourbon.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Do you know any of those kids? Exactly. And what have you done to better humanity? Exactly.

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