Xander Zayas hosts Puerto Rico Boxing Clinic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (April 5, 2024) — Junior middleweight phenom Xander Zayas (18-0, 12 KOs) returned home today to give back to his community.

The 21-year-old contender hosted a boxing clinic at Barrio Obrero Municipal Gym in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Zayas and Top Rank joined forces with the Rimas Foundation and the WBO to provide a free boxing lesson to more than 40 local children. 

The Rimas Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on music, arts, and sports for the youth. During the clinic, the children also received a free t-shirt, gym bag, and pair of gloves.

At today’s event, this is what Zayas had to say:

“I grew up here, and I had a dream to become great. I had a dream to become someone. And now I’m 18-0, and hopefully in the future, a world champion.”

“With this message, I want to tell you all that you can be the next star, the next face of Puerto Rican boxing. Keep listening to the advice of your mom, dad, and trainer. They know more than you. They have been where you are. So take advantage of that support.”

“I came from here. And now I’m representing my country and my family in boxing. And you can be next.”

Photo courtesy of Top Rank.

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