I’m Fred Marratto. I come from a boxing family and have been in the sport for over 20 years.
My grandfather Fred taught boxing at the old Hollywood, California YMCA. My great uncle Frankie was a top-rated lightweight boxer out of Pittsburgh, PA.
I got my start in 1992 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas when I attended the first fight between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe. It made such an impression on me that I knew I had to be involved in the sweet science. I’m thankful to my parents Fred and Claudia for taking me to see that fight.
With a new purpose in life, I began many years of practice and involvement in boxing. I worked with some of the sport’s best trainers with a focus on the old school and clever approach to the sport, something that was lacking in the day’s boxing environment.
Hall of Fame Trainer George Benton took me under his wing. Mr. Benton trained champions like Pernell Whitaker, Meldrick Taylor, and Evander Holyfield.
West Coast trainer Don Familton taught me the long-faded boxing traditions of old masters like Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, and many others.
I was also influenced by Steve Acunto, distinguished member of the New York Athletic Commission, as well as the great Angelo Dundee.
Everyone is welcome. I have trained serious pugilists, as well as regular people who want to lose weight or just have fun learning a practical skill.
My all-encompassing workout is presented in a matter-of-fact way that will help the student build confidence, skill, and strength.
Boxing is a big part of my life. I really enjoy it and want to share it with you.