Rodney De Baca of the Heart of the Bay Boxing Club lost a bout by decision in a Golden Gloves regional in Fresno on March 1. Baca, who was competing in the 108-pound light flyweight division, battled Ivan Varela from McDermont Boxing Club, but the experienced Varela prevailed in the three-round match.

The 16-year-old De Baca has a 5-3 record, and has been competing for only one year. The Heart of the Bay Boxing Club is a youth club which is centered in Hayward.




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