C. David Geier, Jr., M.D.
Director, MUSC Sports Medicine
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Geier is an orthopaedic surgeon and the Director of MUSC Sports
Medicine. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wake Forest
University. After completing medical school at the Medical University of South
Carolina, he completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the world-famous
Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed a sports medicine fellowship
at Washington University...Full
Christy Halbert, Ph.D Dr. Halbert. is a certified elite-level amateur boxing coach, and has
represented the United States as a coach in several international events,
including the first women's World Championships. She is also a nationally
certified amateur boxing official. Dr. Halbert conducts certification clinics
and workshops for coaches and officials. She strives to teach boxers how to
understand boxing so that they can make smart decisions about training and ring
strategy. In 2001 she founded Boxing Resource Center, a boxing program and club
dedicated to teaching boxing principles. The International Olympic Committee
gave the final okay to include women's boxing this year for the summer games in
London in 2012, and Halbert played a significant part in advocating for the
sport to get this to happen. To contact Dr. Halbert -
Alex "The Bronx Bomber" Ramos
The mission of the Retired Boxers Foundation is to assist retired professional
boxers in the transition from their glorious days in the ring to a dignified
retirement. The WBAN Resource Team will refer any questions, help, or
information to this non-profit organization.
Jacquie Richardson has been instrumental in working with Alex Ramos in their
mission to help the retired boxers in the sport. The WBAN Resource Team
will refer any questions, help, or information to this non-profit
Ann-Marie Saccurato Saccurato has a strength/conditioning coach certification for combat
athletes, and also certified under the National Strength and Conditioning
Association. She is not only a multi-world boxing champion, but she is
superb trainer that will take anyone to task in the gym. Saccurato's
education is in sports science in terms of performance training and
strength/conditioning that are the most needed in the boxing world. As a WBAN
Resource Team member, she will be providing video tips on different areas to
work and she will mainly focus on educating the boxers and fans on that aspect
of training the most. Saccurato believes that a critical part of training that
is severely lacking and very much misunderstood in boxing is just an abundance
in the lack of education in this area. She will also touch on
supplements/diet, especially Champion Nutrition products, because they have been
phenomenal for her in terms of recovery from training and performance gains. Saccurato will be working alongside her mentor, performance coach, and world
renowned conditioning coach and speaker Juan Carlos Santana.
Biography of Saccurato
Vaia Zaganas Vaia Zaganas, retired world boxing champion,
who is from Canada, but now living in Los Angeles, California, has joined forces
with WBAN on the WBAN Resource Team. Vaia with another partner teach a
class, called Bootcamp Yoga. Bootcamp Yoga is a complete fitness
system that is a fusion of boxing and "bootcamp" exercises that
help maximize burning fat, gaining muscle, and increasing one's
metabolism, followed by a series of corrective, strengthening
and relaxing yoga postures. This one hour class is perfect for
people of all fitness levels. We will be adding soon her
biography and she will add tips periodically to the WBAN Resource Team site,
along with being a mentor to other women boxers.
Rob Pilger Rob Pilger was a competitive Amateur boxer winning three golden glove
championships. He has been involved in boxing, as a fighter, then trainer for 16
years. His Amateur training experience consists of being assistant trainer at
three national golden glove tournaments and many other state tournaments, fight
shows. Rob has been a strength/conditioning consultant to top national champion
fighters. Rob also works with professional fighters as a skill and
strength/conditioning coach. He has interned with, studied, and taken seminars
with some of the biggest names in strength/conditioning. Rob is a CHEK Level II
Practitioner, Level II USA Boxing Coach, and Licensed Pro Boxing Trainer.
More on Pilger soon! Rob will be adding training tips, via video and more!
Terri Moss Terri began her intensive physical conditioning regime when she got a job
in the bicycle patrol with the University of Georgia Police Department..
She is a retired WIBF Strawweight World champion.
She has joined the WBAN Resource Team to be a mentor and advisor for amateur and
pro boxers. She has put on several boxing shows...More to follow soon.
Bonnie Canino Canino has been training and teaching
since 1979 as a professional athlete in Martial Arts, Kickboxing and Boxing in
Broward County, Florida. Canino is a retired world champion, and has been
a coach and trainer to athletes who have dreams and do not let any obstacles or
hurtles stand in their way. Canino is certified in various organizations in the
fitness field and hold many titles and certifications, including the highest
certification level qualifying her as an Olympic-Level Coach/Trainer.
Canino is the owner of the Canino's Boxing & Karate Studio [Link
Eddie Montalvo Together with Montalvo's partner Myles
Harlow-Kahn, they have founded Jurican Entertainment and Sports Inc. Myles has
close to three decades of experience in the entertainment & sports industries.
Son of Legendary Latin Jazz/Salsa Pianist and Co-Founder of The Fania All Stars,
Larry Harlow, Myles has the know how and the drive to make things happen.
Montalvo has come on board with the WBAN Resource Team to help boxers if they
have questions about management, contracts, etc.
Question about boxing contracts, management issues, go here:
Amit Katz Amit S. Katz is a Nutritionist/Herbalist . Through years of
experience he has obtained a rare knowledge of the use of supplements and their
ability to treat health issues and address disease. He is the author of
the book , “The Frontline of Nutrition - 50 treatments remedies and cures you
can find in a health food store."
Amit is the official nutritionist for up-and-coming Golden Boy Promotions
bantamweight prospect, Randy “El Matador” Caballero, and is a consultant with
Female boxing organization Bad Girls Boxing.
Or by phone at Lifestyles Nutrition Center;
Palm Desert (760)568-6522
La Quinta (760)564-5569
Anthony Rumanes Anthony Rumanes is a strength, speed and conditioning
coach, a personal trainer and a motivator. Tony has been in the fitness industry
for over twenty five years, and has been certified through American Council on
Exercise (ACE) since 1994. Tony also holds a Certificate of Completion for
Sports Performance, a Perform Better Functional Training Series Certificate of
completion, is a Pro boxing Trainer and manager, and a Certified Nutrition
Coach. Tony will be sending in articles on our Nutrition/Fitness Tip of the
month and have a corner on the WBAN Resource Team website.
Coach James "Ricky" Coward Coach James "Ricky" Coward, a certified professional boxing trainer with the New
Jersey State Athletic Control Board and USA Amateur Boxing Association, has been
training professional and amateur fighters for over 10 years, has well over 30
years experience in the sport and is an accomplished professional boxing
trainer. Having trained a number of amateur and professional fighters including
two world champions. Coach Rick has received critical acclaim for his
"technical" boxing padwork and is constantly requested to assist other trainers
to utilize his padwork with their fighters. [Check out the
Training Video Clips on the Mitts, footwork, and training information on this
To find out more about his fitness training regiments and DVDs, or where you can
purchase any of his DVDs please visit his website at
Arnie "Tokyo" Rosenthal Arnie “Tokyo” Rosenthal is a great resource for the boxing community---a
top-resource who has done it all! Rosenthal, a 25 year veteran in the boxing
business. He’s been described as a 360 degree player as he’s experienced all
facets of the business including a stint as an amateur boxer. Rosenthal
was the President of the FNN/SCORE sports network from 1985 to 1991 and it was
during that time that they broadcast close to 100 world title fights, the MSG
boxing series, and countless other boxing cards to cable households across the
country. SCORE also produced and aired the Coor’s...
Full Background of Arnie Rosenthal
Jerry Hoffman Jerry Hoffman has been a very successful promoter, having sellout shows,
matchmaker, ring announcer, and has been involved in the media. Jerry is an
all-around resource who has done it all in boxing. Hoffman has a wealth of
knowledge about what it takes to put on boxing events among other skills.
He is an excellent resource for new promoters, matchmakers and ring announcers
who could benefit from contacting him.
Full Background of Jerry Hoffman
Mischa Merz Mischa is a seasoned amateur boxer who has traveled from
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and has trained in the United States, traveling
from many of the states to spend time in many of the gyms. She is an
established author, and professional journalist. Mischa has joined the
WBAN Resource Team as a mentor and an excellent source for female boxers that
have questions about the sport.
Jake Gutierrez Jake is a professional ring announcer for nearly 16 years
based in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has been a ring announcer for Top Rank,
Golden Boy Promotions, Gary Shaw Productions, etc., and has worked in the
USA, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, and the Philippines. Jake has joined the
WBAN Resource Team to be able to answer questions specific to ring announcing.
He is also always looking to announce at shows anytime, anywhere.