Gabriel Muratalla, who is a professor by profession, tried his hand at the world of boxing and told what was happening this summer. Asked what it looked like when he got the call to fight and what it looked like to win he replied " I remember my dad said: Hey, Robert [Garcia] just sent a text seeing if you were willing to take a fight on June 11."
And I was ready, doing conditioning, and I said, "Heck yeah, let's do it." That was an exciting moment." , as quoted by ESPN "It was amazing winning that first fight. It was something else. Honestly, going into that fight, the guy I was facing, he was also a younger opponent.
So I'm thinking I'm going to go all four rounds, and it was just a blessing to get that first-round knockout. It definitely gave me a lot of followers. I think I gained, like, a thousand followers on Instagram in one day, just from that fight.
It was definitely an experience." The second fight: "I definitely had more pressure because we actually had a friend in Vegas who knew my opponent, and he was telling us from the start this was going to be a tougher fight than the first one.
So I definitely had to be ready. I knew everyone wanted a knockout, and I tried my best. It was a tough fight. I just couldn't get the knockout. He was a tough opponent. I did what I had to do to get the win, and now I'm getting ready for the next one."
The coronavirus stopped everyone, including schools. What did it look like to the young professor? "We just got a message two weeks ago that the fall school year has been canceled. So honestly, I'm just waiting to see what they're going to do for next year.
I believe the children, right now, lose a lot. I believe the interaction with other children, just in general, is important. That's No. 1 for children, and not having that opportunity right now, that is a loss. Hopefully, with our technology and how students are getting involved with computers and tablets, I'm hoping that's helping out from a school perspective."
He also told how it all affected him "It's hard being in the bubble. It's definitely hard. Especially after weighing in, you want to go out and just splurge on food. You have to eat what they have at the cafeteria.
A van takes you to the cafeteria area, and then you go back to the hotel. So you definitely are on quarantine. But again, I love what Top Rank's doing. They're taking it very seriously. You can't really complain. It's definitely helping us."
I do the whole social distancing thing. People are like, "Man, you don't do anything." We can't really do anything. I'm home 24/7. The only time we really go out is to Robert Garcia's gym, and also there at Robert Garcia's gym, we wear masks. Everyone has masks