Cooper Fitness Center is currently closed through April 3 due to the mandate issued by Governor Greg Abbott. It is possible the closure could be extended until April 29 due to the City of Dallas mandate.
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Derrick James

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Boxing Pro


  • 40+ years of boxing experience; more than 15 years of coaching experience
  • Currently trains competing boxers, including two world champions
  • Named 2017 Trainer of the Year by The Ring magazine
  • Two-time WBC Champion Challenger
  • Former North American Title Challenger
  • Texas Super Middle and Light Weight Champion
  • Competed for Olympic trials
  • Fourth in World Championship in 1989
  • Two-time winner of Texas State Golden Gloves
  • Recorded fastest KO in American International Boxing history
  • Bronze Medal at the U.S. Olympic Festival
  • Trained with Olympic Medalists & World Champions


  • Boxing Fundamentals
  • Fitness Conditioning
  • Concentration & Discipline
  • Confidence & Self-Esteem
  • Self-Defense Techniques
  • Coordination & Balance
  • Muscle Toning & Abdominal Strengthening
  • Stamina & Endurance
  • Stress Reduction


  • Private & Group Sessions (teens to adults)

972.233.4832, ext. 4430 or send an email