Pro Bakersfield boxer training and keeping off the "Quarantine 15"

Posted at 6:50 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 21:50:23-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — It's been tough to keep off that "Quarantine 15" when you flip on the third movie of the day and the pantry is calling.

For most of us, gaining a few pounds wouldn't be the end of the world during this shelter-in-place, but for professional boxer Alex De Luna, he has to stay sharp for his next fight.

"I do some leg band workouts, some armband workouts, get a little bit of jump rope in," he said. "Then I do a little bit of shadow boxing and loosen up a little bit, and then, of course, I’ll hit the bag."

His gym, The Kern County Fight Club, is temporarily closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, making training a bit challenging.

“It does suck, just the atmosphere of the gym and having my coach there and everything, but I still have to work hard and can’t make any excuses."

The Ridgeview High School grad was scheduled to fight in Montana in May, but that fight is now up in the air. In the meantime, he's still training as if it'll happen. He's been using a boxing bag hanging from his garage ceiling and pool noodles to work on his sparring and defense.

De Luna, who goes by the name "Chedda", is 9-0 professionally with five knockouts under his belt.