Boxing is smoky halls,
& kidneys battered until they bleed.
An All-American sport of underdogs & champions. Dedication & grit.
In a firehouse turned gym in downtown Santa Barbara… Athletes shadow box and jump rope to the sounds of pop radio, timed buzzers, and dogs barking. Conversations are blended with a mix of English and Spanish. Children run along the ropes of the ring, in and out of punching bags.
Primo Boxing Gym is a staple of the Hispanic neighborhoods of Santa Barbara.