Alum LaRon Mitchell: Heavyweight Boxer and Elementary-School Teacher

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Photo of LaRon Mitchell shirtless and holding his fist

EASTSIDE BOXING -- Mitchell, in addition to maintaining a full-time career in boxing, works professionally as a physical education teacher at an elementary school in Oakland. The southpaw and graduate of San Francisco State credits his educator role for his success in the ring.

“The discipline that I need for a career in boxing comes from my teaching experience,” Mitchell said. “Every hour of every day is planned out. I can’t miss a day in training and make it up later in the week like most guys because there are no extra days for me.”