Welcome to The Arena’s San Diego Boxing program. We offer the largest Boxing gym in San Diego, with the most weekly Boxing classes available. We also house the largest Pro and Amateur Boxing Teams in San Diego. You can learn to Box here from the ground up or train to compete on a world class level. So whether you’re a beginner or a top Pro, we have a program for you.

We provide the biggest Boxing training area in San Diego with dozens of heavy and specialty bags and 2 elevated full-size Compeition rings. Having 2 rings creates a much better sparring environment than single ring gyms.

Our San Diego Boxing club is led by Coaches Joe Vargas and Basheer Abdullah, both long time Boxing veterans with tremendous amounts of experience.

Coach Joe is well-known as one of the most popular figures in the San Diego and Mexico Boxing communities. He has coached hundreds of Amateur and Pro Boxers in San Diego over the past 20 years, leading many to successful careers.

Coach Basheer was the U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program Head Coach for 15 years and U.S. Armed Forces Head Coach for 6 years. He was 2x USA Olympic Head Coach in 2004 & 2012, 2x USA Olympic Technical Advisor in 2000 & 2008, and 2x USA World Championship Team Head Coach in 1999 & 2012. He has also trained Professional World Champions including Andre Ward, who he coached to an Olympic Gold Medal in 2004.

Under their leadership, we have developed an incredible Pro Boxing team and one of the fastest growing Amateur programs in the U.S., with multiple National Champions, Olympic Trialists and Olympians.


Besides our Boxing classes, we offer 170 classes a week total, all for under $100 a month. Please click below for more info on our other programs: