Club: Kombat Art Traning Academy
Coach: Socrates Celestial
Date of birth: August 31, 1999
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Height: 162cm (5’3″)
Weight category :52kg
2018 LA ROMANA CUP | SILVER
2018 CANADIAN CHAMPION | GOLD
2017 – 2018 GOLDEN GLOVES CHAMPION | GOLD
2016 ONTARIO SUMMER YOUTH GAMES CHAMPION | GOLD
Justin was introduced to boxing at the age of seven by his older brother who was an amateur boxer. His brother would bring him to the boxing gym occasionally. He only took his training seriously once he turned 15 years old. After being part of the junior high school football team, he was looking for another sport to engage himself into. Since boxing was a sport that he had been practicing occasionally, he decided to start training seriously and progress in it, and then decided to sign up for boxing classes with the intention of competing. In the beginning, it was hard for him to train because he was the only teenager at the club and everyone else was adults. He found the training rigorous and sparring hard because his training partners were considerably heavier than him. He even considered quitting but did not and pushed through as he did not want to quit on himself. After only six months of training, he had his first bout.
In his opinion, boxing is very challenging, both mentally and physically. He likes the idea of boxing being an individual sport. The boxer is his own adversary as he or she determines if you will win or lose.
Parina has big goals in mind for the future. His objectives are to earn a spot to compete at the 2019 Lima Pan American Games and at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and he also wishes to pay off his parents’ mortgage. In five to 10 years from now, he envisions himself finished with school and employed, earning a good salary so he can provide for his loved ones. He says he will still be as obsessed as improving then, as he is now.
NICKNAME : JP
FAVORITE TV SHOW & MOVIE : Games of Thrones, Atlanta
FAVORITE MUSIC : Hip-Hop
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Video Games
PLACE TO VISIT: Mount Everest, Colosseum, Christ the Redeemer, Dubai
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : Compete at the 2019 Lima Pan American Games and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, pay off parent’s mortgage
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Posted on: 26/04/2018