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Report: Teen Boxer Died From Ruptured Spleen

A coroner’s official disclosed that the death of a 16 year-old boxer from North Hollywood died from internal bleeding caused by a ruptured spleen.  BurbankNBeyond was the first to report on the death that occurred July 26.

Burbank Police Officer Blaine Shifley watches as Forensic Specialist Nancy Robles collects evidence. Burbank Police have closed their investigation. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Raul Alvarez, Jr. had been sparring and was wearing protective head gear at the time but started to feel ill and sat down to rest.  After not feeling better, Burbank Paramedics were called and transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center where he died a couple of hours later.

Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department said that the case is closed based on the coroner’s report and that no further action will take place.

“It was just a tragic accident,” Ryburn said.

Pullman’s Gym on Magnolia has only been open for a few months and a call to the owner was not returned.  The gym specializes in boxing with a full ring inside.

Prepare to Get Crunched in Burbank With Gym Opening

Crunch Fitness, the health club chain with over two decades of creating world-renowned programming and wildly wacky workouts, have opened the doors to its newest location in the heart of Burbank.

Crunch and Burbank Officials Cut the Ribbon to their new gym located on San Fernando Blvd, across from IKEA. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The new outpost, located in the Burbank Town Center at 761 N. San Fernando Blvd, will join the brand’s legendary West Hollywood location as the second club to open in the LA Area and 36th club to open worldwide. Crunch, known for pioneering a philosophy of No Judgments, where all types are welcomed – whether you want to bulk up, slim down or just play with our toys – looks to invite fitness-enthusiasts alike to sweat it out together, at the gym that’s never boring and always a good time.

“We are thrilled to open our much-anticipated Crunch location in Burbank and expand our brand footprint in the Los Angeles area”, said Keith Worts, president, Crunch. “There’s no better place to introduce our fitness meets entertainment philosophy than to the entertainment capital of the world as we continue our aggressive growth strategy across the U.S. and beyond.”

Guests get to watch a Yoga demo during opening events. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The 26,000 sq. ft. facility, located in the Burbank Town Center, will house top-of-the-line cardio equipment and strength training machines, a dedicated personal training area and crew of kick-butt trainers, an online fitness and nutrition program, Kid’s Crunch, sauna and full service locker rooms.

Hundreds of weekly classes, from Action Sports to Chill Outs to Dance Rhythms, will be offered in the massive group fitness studio and indoor cycling studio, including AntiGravity Yoga, Pole Dancing, The Ride and LaBlast, taught by celebrity instructor Louis Van Amstel. The club’s high ceilings and expansive windows give way to serene views of the Hollywood Hills, or members can stay connected by watching one of the many high-definition TV’s or personal viewing screens.

Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes welcomes Crunch President Keith Worts and General Manager Amita Balla Casey. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

For those looking to get in on the action, including exclusive membership deals, and giveaways, visit www.crunchburbank.com or call (818) 336-9300.

Crunch, which is owned by Angelo Gordon and New Evolution Ventures (NeV), has opened 17 new gyms in the past two years with loads of new locations in the pipeline.