South Bossier teen ‘Gus the Bus’ has pro aspirations in the ring

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Agustin Alvarado Garcia said, “People call me ‘Gus the Bus’. They say I hit like a bus (laughs).”

Agustin Alvarado Garcia or “Gus the Bus” can pack a punch.

Jake Dement said, “His skills are really strong in the ring.”

It’s something his opponents have quickly learned.

Garcia said, “The first fight I did pretty good. I finished the dude in like 10 or 13 seconds, I broke the dude’s nose, but I didn’t try to do that.”

Gus first joined the Dement Brothers Old School Boxing Gym a few years ago, but it wasn’t initially for those 10 second knockouts.

Garcia said, “Like I wanted to lose more weight, and at the time I had the motivation to be somebody in the future.”

That goal has paid off.

Garcia said, “I’ve lost over 80 pounds, 100 pounds.”

It didn’t take long for the Bus to find his way into the ring, but the journey to the success wasn’t the easiest.

Dement said, “You know a year and a half in the gym, training, grinding, sweating, hard days, pushups, situps, the whole nine is coming to fruition.”

The hard work paid off. In March, Garcia won the Louisiana Golden Gloves in his division, in just his third fight.

Garcia said, “I was happy, you know. I was happy. Thanks to all of my coaches, and all of that, I got the victory.”

At just 16, Garcia is still in the early stages of his boxing career, but coach Dement sees promise in his young fighter.

Dement said, “With Gus, it’s a far as he wants to go. He could take it all the way if he wanted to.”

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