Paulie Ayala - Owner

Following an accomplished amateur career and successful professional career. The University of Hard Knocks Boxing Gym was established in 2004. 

Amateur Accomplishments:

1985 US National JR Olympic Silver Medalist.

1986 US National Jr. Olympic Gold Medalist.

1987 US Western Trial Bronze Medalist. 

1992 US Championship-Silver Medalist. 

1992 US vs. Russia Dual. 

1992 US Olympic Trial Silver Medalist. 

Professional Accomplishments:

1999 Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year.

1999 Ring Magazine Fight of the Year. 

JR. Featherweight Ring World Champion.

WBA Bantamweight World Champion-3 defenses. 

IBO Jr. Featherweight World Champion. 

N.A.B.F Champion - 6 defenses. 


UHK Training


Adult Classes

Develop a strong foundation in the sweet science and train like a champion! Learn defense, offense, combos and footwork. These explosive classes will strengthen your core, body tone,  boost weight loss, increase muscle endurance and so much more. Try a class today!


Personal Training

Train one on one  with one of our UHK trainers. Call today and book yours.

By appointment only.


Youth Classes

Our kids classes start from ages 9 - 17 yrs. old. Establishing confidence, character, honesty, perseverance, mental toughness, respect and sportsmanship.  Call today and try a class.

Class Times:

Adult Classes:

Monday/Wed./Friday- 6:00 am, 9:00 am, 4:30 pm

Tuesday/Thursday - 9:00 am, 4:30 and 6:30 pm

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.


Monday - Friday - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday - 10:00 a.m.

What to know and bring:

Your own gloves, handwraps and a jumprope. All classes are one hour each. (For first timers we will provide gloves and wraps.) Call for drop in price.


Amateur Boxing Program


Fighters must be licensed under USA Boxing to participate in the amateur boxing program and to participate in tournaments .



Body sparring and full contact sparring is available under the supervision of UHK Trainers. MUST be licensed by USA Boxing to participate in sparring.

2019 Golden Gloves Regional Champ


Congrats to German Lopez winning the Golden Gloves Regionals-2019.

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Feel free to stop by anytime during business hours and check us out.

University of Hard Knocks

7616 Camp Bowie West Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76116, United States

(817) 731-4665


Open today

6:00 am – 7:30 pm

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