The Dallas Police Athletic/Activities League (PAL) and Dallas Parks and Recreation Department are hosting the 2nd Annual Battle in Big D Boxing Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12, 2015 at the Janie C. Turner Recreation Center located at 6424 Elam Rd. Dallas PAL has maintained a boxing program for the last 7 years and several of the 40 boxers in the program are nationally ranked in their division (see details below on these boxers). Several of the youth participating in Dallas PAL Boxing Club have achieved significant weight loss prior to being allowed in the boxing ring since physical fitness is a “must” in boxing. The boxing gym is located at the Janie C Turner Recreation Center and has proven to be a great partnership for Dallas PAL and Dallas Parks and Recreation.
We now have five nationally ranked boxers. Four number 1’s and One number 4.
Angel Melendez – 14yrs old has been with the Dallas PAL program for 7yrs. He is currently in the eighth grade and his father is one of the main coaches, George. He is ranked #1 in the country in the 75lbs division.
Aracely, Galindo aka (GG) – 13yrs old who has been with the Dallas PAL program for 3yrs. She goes to Samuell Middle school and has recently been accepted to the Samuell early College program. She is currently ranked #1 in the nations in the 106lbs division. Last event he won was the Jr. Olympic National tournament.
Candice Badillo – 11yrs old, she is a 7th grader and has been with the Dallas PAL program for 4yrs. She is currently attending Vanston Middle school. She is also currently ranked #1 in the nation in the 90lbs division. Last event he won was the Jr. Olympic National tournament.
Oliver Badillo – 13yrs old and has been with the Dallas PAL for 6yrs. He attends Vanston Middle school. He is ranked #1 in the 90lbs division and has won over 60 fights already. Last event he won was the Jr. Olympic National tournament.
John Escobedo – 17yrs old and has been with the Dallas PAL for at least 3yrs. He is currently attending Spruce High School. He is ranked #4 in the nation under the 165lbs weight division. Last event won was the Youth Nationals in Reno Nevada where he won bronze (third place).
Please contact Sgt. Victor Renteria at 972-342-2475 or Sgt. Brad Deason at 972-977-2380 for further details about the Battle in Big D Boxing Tournament.