Local boxer headed for St. Charles, La. to compete for a spot on the Olympic team

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Olympic hopeful boxer David Navarro holds a certificate of recognition presented to him by the San Jacinto City Council. With him from left are his father and coach Salvador Navarro, Sonia Ramos, founder of Boxing for Christ and San Jacinto Mayor Russ Utz. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
Gloves are up for Olympic boxing team hopeful David Navarro from San Jacinto’s Boxing for Christ. He will arrive Saturday, Dec. 7, in St. Charles, Louisiana, to compete in the USA Boxing National Tournament. Navarro, 19, is a bantamweight fighter from in Valle Vista and will be up against eight other boxers in his weight class, competing in the 10-day special event, according to Sonia Ramos, founder of Boxing In Christ. The young boxer won his invitation to nationals after winning in the Elite National Championships earlier this year. Winning in St. Charles may put him on the American Olympic boxing team in the upcoming Summer Olympics. Ramos glowed with pride while she announced Navarro’s invitation to nationals at the San Jacinto City Council meeting Nov. 12, and sought $4,0
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