Everything But Fear is a short documentary about Francisco Mendez, a renowned boxing trainer and founder of @mendezboxinggym New York City’s premier boxing gym.
“Tenemos todo menos miedo” – “we have everything but fear” – is a phrase that guided Francisco all the way from rural Mexico to 26th Street in Manhattan. This film is a testament to everything that he achieved as well as what the New York City boxing community lost when he died of COVID-19.
Mendez Boxing is located a few blocks from Madison Square Garden and welcomes new boxers, amateurs, and professionals. It’s also where some of the best trainers in boxing work, and this combination of personalities, skill levels, and styles has made Mendez Boxing one of the best boxing gyms in the USA.
As a trainer, Francisco taught a traditional, Mexican style of boxing, which was to keep moving forward in the ring. From training countless fighters to building his gym to beating cancer, Francisco always kept moving. Everything But Fear shows how one man rose from humble beginnings to make his name and it will always be associated with hard work, family, and the camaraderie of boxing.
Espada PR hosted the screening of “Everything But Fear” the story of Mendez Boxing, at the Famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
To the screening, members of the Boxing community attended to support, including WBC’s Pepe Sulaimán, Cecilia Alvarez, Nancy Rodriguez as well as promoter Marvin Rodriguez and professional fighters Angel and Nathan Rodríguez.
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