The USF Boxing Club was formed in 1997 and
dedicates itself to the development of boxing skills and physical conditioning.
Since its inception, the Boxing Club has produced many outstanding boxers. Most recently Nargis Shaghasi, Adrianna Boursalian and Connor Morgan were crowned National Champions at the 2013 USIBA National Championships hosted at USF. The event marked an important moment in collegiate boxing history as it was the first time women and men were allowed to compete on the same stage. In March of 2014 Connor Morgan represented USA Boxing while defeating his opponent with a second round knockout in Dublin, Ireland.
USF boxing is considered a national powerhouse. The club has had multiple Golden Gloves champions as well as winning regional titles and national championships. The club has a diverse membership including people from the region, the nation and international students. The club boasts a 96% graduation rate (4 year
enrollment) with many being complemented with
honorable mentions and the dean's list.
The USF Boxing Club has been coached by Angelo
F. Merino, MASFM, since inception. Angelo is a certified Level-2 Coach by both USA
Boxing and the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines. Additionally Angelo has
acquired training from a number of world renowned trainer's in boxing including
Nonito Donaire, Sr. and Patricio Gaspi (Philippines), Sr. Enrique Tissert
(Cuba), and Candelario Lopez (Team USA/Olympic coach). The team is also instructed by USA Boxing certified coach
Joaquin "Jay" Gonzalez, PhD.
For more information please contact Robert Azcarate-Bascherini.