Ruling Sports
Ruling Sports
Jul 31, 2023
44. Gabriel Muratalla, Jr. - This Pro Boxer Doubles As A Preschool Teacher
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Gabriel Muratalla, Jr. is a professional boxer who is competing in Overtime Boxing—also known as OTX. Boxing as a featherweight, Gabriel enters the competition with an undefeated record. Uniquely, Gabriel's day job is that of preschool teacher.

In this episode, Gabriel discusses:

  • What goes through a boxer's mind entering the ring
  • What’s more important to a boxer’s success: their physical or mental prowess?
  • How to stay motivated when the only thing holding you accountable is yourself;
  • How he manages his relationship with his brother, Raymond Muratalla, who also is a successful professional boxer
  • The lesson he learned from his current trainer, famed champion Robert Garcia, who has trained numerous champions, including Victor Ortiz
  • How he flips from classroom mode into fighter mode and what it's like living a double life

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