Welcome to The Arena’s San Diego Boxing program. We’re the largest Boxing gym in San Diego and offer the most Boxing classes of any gym. You can learn to Box here from the ground up or train to compete on a world class level. So whether you’re a beginner or a high-level competitor, we have a program for you.

Our San Diego Boxing club is led by Coaches Joe Vargas and Basheer Abdullah, both long time Boxing veterans with tremendous amounts of experience.

Coach Joe is well-known as one of the most popular figures in the San Diego and Mexico Boxing community. He has coached hundreds of Amateur and Pro Boxers in San Diego over the past 20 years, leading many to successful careers.

Coach Basheer was the U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program Head Coach for 15 years and U.S. Armed Forces Head Coach for 6 years. He was 2x USA Olympic Head Coach in 2004 & 2012, 2x USA Olympic Technical Advisor in 2000 & 2008, and 2x USA World Championship Team Head Coach in 1999 & 2012.

Under their leadership, we’re home to the largest Pro Boxing team in San Diego and the fastest growing Amateur program in the U.S., with multiple Olympic Trials medalists, Olympians and World Champions.

Our gym offers the biggest Boxing training area in San Diego with numerous heavy and specialty bags, a huge training area and 2 elevated Competition Boxing rings, which creates a much better Sparring environment than single ring gyms.


Besides our Boxing classes, we offer 170 classes a week total, all for under $100 a month. Please click below for more info on our other programs: