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I am a small business owner. I work out of a general Fitness Club in the Bronx, Daro's Extreme Fitness . We use the venue as our workout headquarter. The name of my organization is Rising Storm Boxing and General Fitness Inc.. We are a for benefit S Corporation,
meaning, our mission is community based. Among our goals, we want to be the first corporation in the United States to grant employees 6 weeks vacation. We are a progressive company and we are aspiring to have a groundbreaking impact on the Boxing industry.

I need new equipment, money for travel if me or my athletes advance to national competition, a ring, stationary bikes for kids' and other business related items. I have a petition on  Change.org highlighting inequality in sports (particularly ageism) click on the previous Change.org URL to find out more. I hope you will support me in reaching my goals. We're asking for a minimum of $10, if you can't donate, share, thanks.

Please Help Get Justice For Hector (The Hard Way) Bello May 26, 218

I am filing a formal complaint against Gleason's Gym. Not only was Hector's bout administered to unfairly, they changed the opponent without notifying me. We agreed to fight 20 year old Kevens Desorches who had a record of 1W 0L, instead they switched the fighter to Ceaser IIivecura. According to the matchmaker, Ceaser is 35. The matchmaker later told me Hector's opponent was actually 34 after speaking to Ceaser's coach. I spoke to the matchmaker over the phone who eventually said, "I'm tired of dealing with this Sh-t" and gave me Ceasar's coaches' phone number. When I called, I asked for the exact spelling of the fighter's last name because I wasn't sure if it started with two capital I's or L's. The coach would not confirm although I felt I provided sufficient information and details to be certain of who I was, Ceasar's coach kept saying, "I don't know who you are."

Also, although the matchmaker provided the coaches' number, the name was not. I asked the matchmaker to text it to me immediately after sending the number, the individual did not follow through and I found the interaction unprofessional and worth reporting. The Chairperson of the licensing committee told me that Ceasar was 35 and a senior fighter. There are clearly conflicting accounts that need to be sorted out.

Nevertheless, whether Ceasar is 34 or 35, it is no consolation. Fighter's are generally matched close in age and experience, particularly someone who is competing in their first bout, obviously that was not the case in terms of age, egregiously so. Hector is only 22; his body is still growing, you don't hit your prime until 26 to 32. We have a GoFundMe account, $30 has been raised so far. We need to garner, at least, another $120 to file a formal complaint with USA boxing against Gleason's Gym. Please support our team and this cause not just for Hector, but for every coach and athlete who came before us. This is not the first time I have been dealt with in what I felt was an underhanded fashion with USA Boxing Administrators'. These type of incidents have to stop, as Civil Rights Activist John Lewis says when you see injustice, you have a duty to "raise your voice." I want USA Boxing to bar the referee who presided over the fight from refereeing any of my athletes' future contest. I also want the loss expunged from Hector's record.

You can go to our blog to see the actual fight: https://www.gofundme.com/92fu9t-road-to-the-championship, I hope you will support us upon review, thanks.
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