Maple Avenue Boxing Gym offers first-rate amateur boxing training and professional boxing training. Our trainers are also available for private personal fitness boxing training.
With your basic Gym Membership, you have access not only to our top boxing training equipment, but also tips and instruction from our trainers on duty.
Our trainers include a former world champion, Jesus Chavez and some of Dallas’ top Amateur Coaches and top Fitness Trainers.
A renowned former champion, Jesus “El Matador” Chavez is the former NABF, WBC Super Featherweight and IBF Lightweight Champion.
Son of boxer, renown trainer and California Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, “Bumpy” Parra, Vince Parra had an impressive amateur record, compiling 44 fights and earning the San Diego Regional Championship honors in 1997, 1998 and 1999. He was also a two-time champion at the Mario Torres Invitational Tournament and second in the 165 lbs. division in that same tournament in Porto, Italy. Turning pro in 1999, Vince fought as a light middleweight in 11 fights over a five year span before retiring from the ring to focus on a career in training.
From 2005-2007, Vince worked for the former WBO 118 lb. Champion Cruz Caravajal. Between 2009-2012, he was chief trainer and co-manager of lightweight Mercito Gesta, then rated #2 at the WBO, 6th by the WBA and 7th by the IBF sanctioning bodies. At the time, they challenged for the IBF, 135 lb. title, Gesta had a record of 26-0.
In 2012-2014, Vince has been the chief trainer and manager for Rolly Lunas, guiding the super bantamweight to a #2 WBC Ranking. Since 2013, he has been the chief trainer for light welterweight, Maurice “Mo” Hooker, currently ranked #11 at the USBA with 17 fights, with no losses and 11 KO’s. Vince also trains super featherweight, Aaron Garcia and the Frankie Agnew, who will make his pro debut this year.
Sultan Ali started boxing in 1964 after he saw the close circuit Ali vs. Liston fight in a theater. After a brief amateur career, he helped coach his son who was beaten up at school at the Archie Moore gym in Chicago. As part of the Freedom Fighters, he marched with Dr. King and other high-profile civil rights leaders of that era. In 1968, after Dr. King was assassinated, Sultan Ali became a devout Muslim. In 2002, Mr. Ali moved to Dallas and joined Maple Avenue Boxing in 2010. His favorite fighter is Muhammed Ali and he had the pleasure of meeting him on many occasions throughout the years.
Maurice James, a member of the James boxing family of Dallas, Texas, started boxing at 5. He was an avid amateur boxer, competing in Golden and Silver Gloves, state, regional and junior Olympics. At 15, Maurice won state junior Olympics and later competed as a professional, earning a record of 3-1 before retiring. Maurice has worked at MABG since 2010.
Fernando was born in Mexico and has lived most of his life in the United States as an immigrant. He has been training for nearly seven years and fought in the amateurs, until he realized he couldn’t fight in national tournaments due to his legal status. He currently has an associate’s degree in science with an emphasis in mechanical engineering and is working towards a bachelor in engineering. His goal is to take every day, as it was his last and push himself to every victory possible. He likes to drive his fights into a mental state and turn the bout into a physical and mental encounter. His number one priority is boxing and striving for victory.