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Local resident Luisjoe Ybarra Jr. is continuing to live a childhood dream.


Last updated 10/30/2019 at 3:13pm

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Luisjoe Ybarra Jr. practices with his father in the photo above.

Ybarra Jr., the son of Luis (Joe) and Rosalia of Security, is working toward securing a spot on the 2020 US Olympic Boxing Team. He will be attending the last of four 2020 USA Boxing Olympic Trials Qualifying Series events entitled Last Chance Qualifier which begins Sunday in Oxnard, California. Luisjoe needs to reach the finals in order to secure a spot in the Olympic Box-Off.

He has been working on making the Olympic team since having that dream at the age of 7.

"He was just a little boy with dreams of going to the Olympics one day," said his coach and father, who owns Ybarra's Box...

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