Boxing Inc Youth Competition Team

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youth boxing team tucsonBoxing Inc is excited to announce the addition of our Youth Boxing Competition Team offered at the East and North locations!

This program is built for young athletes between the ages of 7 and 18 who are interested in beginning or continuing their journey into the world of competitive boxing. This program will consist of top-notch instruction by expert coaches that will build the foundational skills necessary for a successful amateur boxing career.


Head Coach- Zac Aikin

Founder and President of Boxing Inc, Zac Aikin’s passion for all things boxing is undeniable. With over a decade of coaching experience, Zac has lead both amateurs and professionals to competitive success. Dedicated to building a foundation of quality technique for the next generation of competitors, Zac will oversee all athletes and coaches at both the East and North locations.

Assistant Coach (East)- Nick Rhoads

After 7 years as a professional MMA competitor, Nick “Nyquil” Rhoads made the switch to professional boxing in 2016. After an undefeated professional career under coach Zac Aikin, Nick retired from professional boxing in 2019 after the birth of his first child. Nick is committed to delivering proper instruction as well as teaching young athletes the dedication and work ethic necessary to reach the next level of competition. Nick will be coaching our athletes at the East location.

Assistant Coach (North) – Danny Lopez

Danny’s passion for boxing started right here at Boxing Inc in 2015. Danny Lopez began boxing by taking our group boxing classes, but his hard work and determination eventually led him to our competition team. Danny successfully competed as an amateur for years, winning the Gene Lewis Boxing Tournament in 2018, and the Golden Gloves State Championship title in 2018 and 2019. Coached by Zac Aikin from the ground up, Danny is proof of the quality of instruction available at Boxing Inc. Danny is excited to develop youth athletes in the same way that he was developed by Coach Zac Aikin. Danny will be coaching our athletes at the North location.

Damian wins another boxing titleThe aim of Boxing Inc’s Youth Competition Team program is to equip each athlete with a strong foundation of technique, imperative to success in competition. Within this foundation, athletes will develop solid footwork, balance, defensive skills, effective striking, and ring generalship.

In addition to a technical foundation of boxing skills, the Youth Competition Team program will help young athletes develop characteristics and life skills that will benefit them far beyond their boxing career. Athletes will be taught the discipline, dedication, and work ethic required to succeed not just in boxing, but in all future life endeavors. Within this program, they will face challenges, which they will learn to overcome. They will face adversity, rise above it, and exhibit excellent sportsmanship in the process.

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