2018 Western Qualifier and Regional Open Tournament

March 4-10th


Albuquerque Convention Center

401 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102


Note that Albuquerque is 5,312 ft in elevation (high altitude is considered anything 4921-11,483 ft), and it is suggested that you prepare appropriately for your trip. Mayo.edu suggest “an extra day or two” so travelers have time to “adjust to the effect of new altitudes”, drinking lots of water, getting lots of rest, and taking Vitamin C.


Local USAB Registered Boxing Gyms:


Warrior Boxing (verified)

1201 San Mateo SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

5.9 miles from Convention Center

Communication: quick response through messaging Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WarriorBoxing/

Time: 4-830pm Monday to Thursday

Drop-in Cost: $12

Equipment: Full regulation Ring, 30 bags


Castillo’s Boxing Gym (verified)

2800 Lexington Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM

10.6 miles from Convention Center

Phone: 505-435-7525

Drop-in Cost: $0 (free)

Equipment: 13x13 ring, 12 bags


South Valley Boxing (verified)

PRIVATE Boxing Gym


South San Jose Boxing Club  

400 San Jose SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102



Henry’s Golden Gloves Gym

2320 Esequiel Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105



Boxing History

A great throwback fight from two of Albuquerque’s sons, Johnny Tapia vs Danny Romero


Places to eat near the Convention Center

Conchita’s Café  - (Note from Chamber of Commerce Staff, “Conchita’s has a 59 grams of Protein Power Up Bowl and Healthy Salads!”)


Garcia’s Kitchen – authentic New Mexican food


Grove Café and Market

Farina Pizzeria & Wine Bar


Friends Coffee and Sandwich





Roadwork and Trails

La Luz Trail – Strenuous


Paseo del Bosque Trail – many routes to choose from


Best Burger

When there aren’t any more weigh-ins, stop and get a Blake’s Lota Burger (777 Rio Grande NW location is nearby and has the best reviews!)


Things to Do When You’re Not Boxing

Johnny Tapia Community Center - Tapia, a five-time world boxing champion, grew up in the Wells Park Neighborhood in Albuquerque’s North Valley.

Breaking Bad RV Tours – Miss Breaking Bad? Love Better Call Saul? We will bring the show to Life on our 3-hour Film location tour. You get to ride in the Breaking Bad RV just like the one on the show.


Sandia Peak Tramway – A trip on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles.


Albuquerque Old Town - The focal point of community life since it was founded in 1706 by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez. Centered around the plaza, Albuquerque's Old Town encompasses about ten blocks of historic adobe buildings.


The New Mexico High School Boys and Girls Basketball State Championship Tournament – March 6-10, 2018 at Dream Style Arena, aka “The Pit” (World Famous Basketball Arena)



Indian Pueblo Cultural Center - The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, located in Albuquerque, is owned and operated by the 19 Indian Pueblos of New Mexico and dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Pueblo Indian Culture, History and Art.





Some special thanks go out to Albuquerque’s Chamber of Commerce for assisting with suggestions for eating, trails and what to do when not boxing. Thank you, Jarrod Cordova and the entire Chamber Team!


The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce's mission is to work every day to make our community a place where businesses can grow and prosper and where people want to raise their families.  As the voice of business since 1917, we envision New Mexicans living in safe neighborhoods, working in rewarding careers at thriving businesses, while their children attend great schools, and enjoy their leisure time in one of the most beautiful regions on Earth.

Travel Info for Albuquerque, NM

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