Over the years, East Los Angeles has bred some boxing greats and legends, most notably Oscar De La Hoya.
During Cinco de Mayo Weekend earlier this month, Bud Light highlighted the local boxing community by teaming up with famed photographer Estevan Oriol, who helped tell the city’s boxing story via a refurbished boxing gym project in East L.A.
Via the project, Bud Light restored three local boxing gyms with new training equipment, as well as provided needed repairs, to ensure each gym has the right tools to develop tomorrow’s champions and sustain boxing’s future.
“We recognize that boxing has deep roots in the Mexican-American community in Los Angeles,” said Jorge Inda Meza, Head of Marketing at Anheuser-Busch. “Our hope is that our grassroots efforts help cultivate local talent and strengthen the friendships and comradery that are fostered inside the gyms and throughout the community.”
In this documentary short, Estevan tells the stories of a number of rising young fighters and champions, who train at local gyms.
The clip highlights CM Boxing Stables in Alhambra, where junior lightweight Carlos Morales and undefeated flyweight Seniesa Estrada train in pursuit of glory. Also featured is Capetillo Boxing Gym in East L.A., the home of famed boxing trainer Javier Capetillo, who has produced top world boxing champions. And finally, the Rodrigo Mosquera Boxing Academy in La Puente, where longtime boxing trainer Rodrigo Mosquera shares stories about his 40-year career.
Check out the documentary short above, presented by Estevan Oriol. For more info, visit BudLight.com or follow the brand on social media.