Carrillo, Rufus 2002-09-04

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Rufus Carrillo talks about his boxing career and his North Lubbock Boxing Club. Carrillo promotes the benefits of boxing to today’s young Hispanics.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Rufus "Kiddo" Carrillo

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Date: September 04, 2002

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 01:14:15


Background; Education; Not allowed to go to Mackenzie Park; Boxing; Spinal Meningitis; Workout made his legs stronger; Jack Helm at the gym encouraged him; Workouts – Skipping sit-ups; Early Training; Recollections; Gym was moved; Got into a fight with Buddy Holly; Gym used later to play Buddy’s music; Individuals involved in boxing; Lack of equipment; Issues with competing; Discouragement; Prevented from competing; Taunting; Name-calling; Put down by coaches and competitors; Prejudices based on color of skin; Career and success; Issues with the Italian coach; Won 22 fights; Helped the police department; Odessa City Championship; 4-day tournament; Won initial rounds; Championship bout; Competitor’s “el Aleman” (the German) description; Car issues; Good Samaritan; Lost the semi-finals at the state championship; Good experience with the owner of the company he worked at; Teaching boxing to kids; Reasons; Issues getting help from the city; Individuals who helped him; Reasons for getting into tutoring program; Get good jobs; Gangs; Lack of education is the major problem; Issues with detention.

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