What is your current occupation?
“Founder/Coach of Fighting Nation Boxing Program”
What do you do off the clock just for fun?
“Spend time with my family”
What city and state were you born in?
“San Benito, TX”
Who are your members of your immediate family?
“Mother: Sarah Perez, Dad: James Sanchez, Brothers: Abel Perez, Saint James Perez”
What is the biggest challenge you've ever faced?
“Growing up too fast and learning responsibility at a young age”
What is your favorite TV show and movie?
“Favorite TV show: The Ellen Degeneres Show Favorite movie: Blood Sport”
What type of music do you enjoy?
“Hip Hop and R & B, Tejano, Country”
What is your favorite Seguin business and restaurant?
“Business: Hibbits Sports Restaurant: Charros”
What is something folks may not really know about you?
“I like to draw, I like gardening, I hate staying still.”
If you could assemble a dinner party with any five guest ( living or dead) including immediate living family members who would they be?
“Grandma Josefa G. Corpus, Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, Malcolm X, Notorious B.I.G”
What are your roles in the community?
“I run a nonprofit boxing program (FIGHTING NATION) for at risk youth to keep kids off the streets by training them and keeping them occupied. This allows them to learn some valuable lessons in life such as leadership, responsibility, teamwork, confidence, respect etc. as well as staying active to keep fit. However, in order for the kids to stay in the program they they are required to keep their grades up, attendance, stay out of trouble and respect their teammates.”
‘Change lives in a small city full of dreams by helping our community rise with a foundation that will never fall by visualizing dreams.’
Discuss your professional background/achievements/leadership roles?
“I was am amateur boxer for eight years under South Texas Amateur Boxing Association (S.T.A.B.A) I've won numerous awards along the way before deciding to become a level 1 Certified U.S.A. Boxing Trainer.”
What are the proudest moments in your personal life?
“Becoming a coach, winning fights, becoming a father and making my wife happy”
What do you believe are the strengths of this community?
“Having the community participate by being involved in making a difference in the lives of our future generations”
What do you find as the most interesting thing about Seguin?
“The historic background of Juan Seguin”
What are your future plans?
“To open up a bigger gym and have multiple locations.”
What message do you have for the residents in Seguin?
“To encourage the youth to find a future worth fighting for”