Arena Boxing Coach Pre Fight Barber Shop Tradition

Come along with The Arena Boxing Coach Joe Vargas during a visit to his hometown of National City. Before a weekend of cornering his fighters, Joe has a tradition of stopping by the barber shop and taking care of his personal business.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:

Coach Joe Vargas:
We fight this Thursday, that’s why I’m here for the haircut right now. You know me, every time we fight I come here with you. You guys are the good luck charm. I have a fighter living in Tijuana and they call me asking, how do you say salad.

 

Fighter:
Hey, how do you say salad in Spanish?

 

Coach Joe Vargas:
You just went on a video were filming so you’re going to see it later. En salada. Have a good day mijo.

 

He got me too dog.

 

Oh, should I take this off or what should I do?

 

Adam:
Nah you’re good.

 

Coach Joe Vargas:
I’ve been coming here for like, shit I want to say like seven years already. Yeah huh? When I came here I still had the black hair. When I make it big, big time, I’m going to fly you out to Vegas. Those are nice shades dog.

 

Customer:
I just got them.

 

Coach Joe Vargas:
Can I check them out?

Customer:
They weren’t in the mens section so I don’t know.

 

Coach Joe Vargas:
You sure? They look kind of good on you dog. These are nice dog.

 

Customer:
Yeah I like them.

 

Coach Joe Vargas:
Hell yeah.

 

Customer:
You a boxer?

 

Coach Joe Vargas:
Nah mijo, I’m a coach.

 

Cutsomer:
Oh that’s cool.

 

Coach Joe Vargas:
Yeah my boxing days already passed a long time ago.

 

Customer:
Active there, huh?

 

Coach Joe Vargas:
Yes were doing good. We have about 18 pro fighters. Yeah. The kid next door right here, the mechanic shop, he was like my two time national champion in boxing. He doesn’t box anymore. He won the U.S. Nationals twice. Now he owns the shop with his dad right there.

 

Customer:
The big guy?

 

Coach Joe Vargas:
Yeah the big guy.

 

Customer:
Yeah.

 

Coach Joe Vargas:
I’ll see you. All right.

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