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Legends Boxing Club

by 'Mean' Mike Duffau (writer), I'm the boss!, April 07, 2011

Credit: my gloves
Tools for the office

Getting back into my fighting shape at a new gym in Tampa.

I was driving around the streets of Tampa and getting reacquainted again after being away for ten years. A lot has changed within that time period, and some stayed the same as if trapped in a time capsule. One of the things I was spoiled in Los Angeles was that there were some boxing gyms that I could go and train whenever I wanted. I think Tampa is lacking that and it needs to change. I missed the smell of The Broadway Gym in South Central. There's nothing like it, until...

I found a gym that fueled my ambitions to start training again. I haven't trained like a champ in about 2 years, give or take. There's only so much you can do on your own, but having a gym to call your second home is something I really need. The Broadway Gym is my second home in Los Angeles.

Legends Boxing Club is now my second home in Tampa, Florida.

I found this gym by accident while driving on Howard Avenue last week. I saw a boxing sign out front and the world stopped! I pulled over and walked inside. All the equipment I needed to get back into shape was waiting for me to use. Luckily, I had just got my tax returns and I paid for my membership. I also met the man who owns and runs the gym. He was the former featherweight champion, Fransisco Arreola. A real nice guy with a passion for the sport.

Today (4/6/2011), was my first day at the office. I worked up a good sweat, and I didn't overdo it since I haven't trained in a quite a while. My lungs got to be breathing right the way it used to be, you know? I think the first day wasn't bad at all. The gym is still under-construction and the ring is currently being built, but everything else is in full use. It's good that I caught this gym while in the beginning stages which would hopefully make me an original member from the start.

Legends Boxing Club is located at:

2013 N. Howard Ave.

Tampa, FL 33607

If you need to reach me...I'll be at the office.

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By -YumnaU. on April 07, 2011 at 11:14 am

Sounds pretty thrilling! nice to know you found your second home Mike :)

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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on April 07, 2011 at 03:11 pm

thanks you guys for swingin' by...i hope to continue to make this gym my home for a while.

keep punchin'...

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By taking off the mask on April 07, 2011 at 04:54 pm

Love the feeling of having a second home in a place that is healthy and good for me. Glad you found yours :)

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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on April 07, 2011 at 08:28 pm

totm: thanks for your input. a gym is always a good sanctuary

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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on April 12, 2011 at 09:33 am

yea, i gotta agree with ya melody...thanks for the support!

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By Credo on April 19, 2011 at 08:00 am

Good to see your still the sports buff mike


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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on April 19, 2011 at 11:21 am

i just pretty much dig the boxin' part of it....thanks credo!

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