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El gimnasio Bairoa, as it is known in Spanish, is a famous boxing gym in Puerto Rico because of the list of world champions and top contenders who have trained there. World champions who have used this facility include Alfredo Salsero Escalera, Hector Macho Camacho and Julian Solis. Other boxers have included Alberto Mercado, Miguel Cotto and Juan Carazo.
On March 3, 2005, former Olympic boxer Joseph Serrano was shot on his head as he was leaving the gym, causing consternation among those present when the incident happened. This was the first violent, non-boxing related incident to happen in the gym; in 1984, a prominent boxer who trained there was murdered outside his apartment at a nearby apartment complex.
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