September 2019
Tucson’s Rising Phoenix Fitness and Defense is carrying on the Legacy of the 6th Street Gym. We are proud to offer our services in support of Tucson’s Youth.

New Wrestling Program at the 6th Street Gym
with coach, Tony Pike

Tony Pike

Two-time Arizona state champion
All-American former ASU wrestler

Congratulations Alfonso for winning your pro fight right here in Tucson!


Noche de Boxeo continues Tucson’s run on the boxing scene

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) – August 6, 2016

Fight fans packed the Casino del Sol Events Center Saturday night for Noche de Boxeo.

More than 2,000 fans watched former unified lightweight champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz (42-4, 21 KOs) continue his comeback with a technical knockout of Cesar Vasquez.

Tucson’s Alfonso Olvera (8-2) won the co-main event. A six-round lightweight bout with Phoenix’s Jose Maruffo that went to decision in what was a complete slugfest.


Female fighter is smooth like butter


TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) –  2012

In the world of boxing, a lot of fighters’ talents can’t keep up with their mouths.

At the Wolfpack Gym on 6th Street, a soft spoken 16-year old female is letting her gloves do the talking and those gloves are starting to make a lot of noise.

Tucson Magnet High School sophomore Monica Suazo initially took up boxing as a hobby, but that hobby has now turned into a bona fide career opportunity.

Ex-state champ Torrejon still fan of high school grapplers

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson Citizen) – February 9, 2007

Ed Torrejon has basked in the glory of being an NCAA Division II and high school state champion in wrestling.

Torrejon, a retired Tucson educator and former coach at Pima Community College, is considered the best wrestler to come out of Sahuaro and one of the best overall the city has seen.

The high school wrestling season is a special time of the year for Torrejon. He has been a supporter of the sport in Tucson since his high school days and regularly attends matches around town.