Member Feature: Alex, Professional Boxer

We know him simply as Alex. Alexandru Marin came into Champion Boxing & Fitness for the first time a few years ago as a shy but motivated boxer who quickly showed us the bulldog fighter mentality that was inside him.

Native to Romania, Alex began training with our coaches, Bruce Babashan and William Joppy when he arrived in the U.S. then shortly began starring in professional boxing matches.

“I’d seen him on video, but we wanted to see how tough he was. Alex displayed some exceptional talent and un-teachable gifts,” said Babashan of Marin, who went 150-10 as an amateur and twice won national titles. “He came here with the specific goal of becoming a professional boxer, and I agreed to train him with very little expectation. When he arrived, he knew two words of English: ‘Me champion.’ I said ‘We’ll see.’”

In early May 2017, Alex continued his winning ways at the sold-out MGM National Harbor where he won through unanimous decision over Mexican boxer German Meraz. Alex improved his mark to 13-0 with nine knockouts.

Read more about Alexandru and Bruce in the full article on The Sentinel: http://www.thesentinel.com/mont/sports/item/5311-me-champion-romanian-transplant-pledges-after-latest-win