Pedro Rivera



Coach Pedro Rivera is an American boxing trainer and former professional boxer with an 11-2-1 record with 22 amateur fights 22-0. Pedro has studied under Joe Frazier and Marvin Frazier. Pedro is widely regarded as one of the best and experienced boxing trainers in the East coast. He is one of the enduring boxing coaches of the former IBF welterweight title champion from 2006 to 2008 Kermit Cintron. Pedro has also trained professionals such as Kassim The Dream Ouma who held the IBF junior middleweight title from 2004 to 2005, Hammer Hank Lundy the WBO–NABO lightweight title in 2010, and the NABF lightweight title from 2011 to 2012 champion. Milton El Santo Santiago Light Welter weight. Terrance Cauthen the Lightweight Bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Pedro has also trained top Amatuer female fighters such as Sacred the Diamond Downing who was 6th time national champion.
Pedro has also trained with Mixed Martial Arts fighters such as Frankie Edgar Former UFC Champion, Eddie Alvarez former Lightweight Champion of the UFC and Bellator promotions. Marlon Moras WSOF Bantamweight Champion. Pedro has played a key role as an assistant trainer to Coach Mark Henry and Ricardo Alemida.
Pedro Rivera became the founder and owner of Tenth Round Boxing/MMA club in 2007. The gym’s roots began in Philadelphia, PA. For over 12 years, Coach Pedro has worked with all levels of skilled boxers and mixed martial artists from novice to professionals.
Coach Pedro moved Tenth Round boxing Club to Northern Virginia in 2019. Tenth Round is currently working jointly with the Disciple MMA Academy in Sterling Virginia. Coach Pedro is looking to share his knowledge with the local Virginians and help make a positive impact within the community and with its youths. As a former boxer himself, he understands the ins and the outs of what it takes to build a champion from the inside out.

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