Three-time World Boxing Champion Fernando Vargas was raised in Oxnard, California. Fernando Vargas’ passion has been boxing. After being on the world stage, Fernando and his wife Martha Vargas moved their family to Southern Nevada. While here, Fernando Vargas observed a great need in our community with our children and youth. Fernando and Martha Vargas noticed that many children are in need of a guidance, discipline, mentoring, after-school programing.

Fernando and Martha Vargas used their own money and resources to engage our youth, in order to improve our children’s quality of life and ensure their future success. Fernando Vargas selected North Las Vegas to open a gym that would offer a boxing program, health and nutrition guidance, after-school tutoring, mentoring, and bullying strategies.

The Fernando Vargas Fighting Foundation (FVFF) is a Federal 501c3 nonprofit organization and a USA Boxing organization, dedicated to providing youth with a constructive alternative to self-defeating behavior. This includes athletics, academics, and community service programs. The FVFF includes positive role models and mentors.

The Fernando Vargas Fighting Foundation was officially launched on November 4, 2017. We accept tax deductible financial contributions, water and supplies, community service hours, and after-school tutors.

“Many kids are impacted by the Fernando Vargas Fighting Foundation and we give our kids a fighting chance.” Join us and visit the gym at 3240 Civic Center, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89130.


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