2018 Western Qualifier and Regional Open Tournament
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
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
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
Roadwork and Trails
La Luz Trail – Strenuous
Paseo del Bosque Trail – many routes to choose from
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.
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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.