(JAN 25) WBAN has just caught up
with Rita Figueroa, of Chicago who boxed professionally from
2004 to 2009. Figueroa told us the following in her
"I've been keeping pretty busy since retiring from boxing. Still
working for AT&T, I am also now a certified Personal
Trainer and co-owner of Empowered Health & Fitness Inc. I
teach Boot Camp and Boxing at Degerberg Academy or Martial Arts,
Boxing at New Breed Jiu Jitsu Academy, and have been helping Sam
Colonna with his new gym - Sam Colonna Boxing, MMA & Fitness.
We just had the Grand Opening last night and the gym officially
opens to the public February 1, 2013.
Sam and I have been training fighters. Jimmy Murphy and Sergio
Montes de Oca fight on the 8 Count show 2/1. Donatas Bondas
fights 2/15 on the Hitz show. Also have the amateurs we're
working with, so trying to keep busy!
As you can see, still very involved with boxing, and plan to
keep it that way! And VERY happy the NHL lock out is over so I
can watch some BLACKHAWKS hockey!"
Comments from WBAN: Nice update Rita...thank you for
taking the time to let boxing fans know what you have been