4435 N Lauber Way, Tampa, FL 33614, USA



Omar Albanil

CEO and Owner

Nick Bejar

Boxing Coach

Gary Naegel 

Boxing Coach

Ricky Thompson

Boxing Coach, Pro-boxer

Founder of Tampa City Boxing. Having been through his fair share of adversity, Omar's hope is to share the positive experiences he has had with boxing, with others who are looking to fulfill their potential.


On top of running Tampa City Boxing, Omar is currently a graduate student at the University of Tampa getting his M.S. in Marketing.


27-5 Amateur boxing record

4 Florida state open-class amateur champion

5-0 (2 ko) Professional boxing record


NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist 

2019 University of Tampa, B.S. 

With more than 30 years of boxing experience and former boxer himself, Nick shares his love of boxing with the students of Tampa City Boxing. Dedicated to creating champions, Nick has fostered many state and national amateur champions throughout his coaching career.


With every training session, Nick seeks to bring out the best in his students.


20+ years as a USA Boxing Certified Coach

Coach Gary, a Tampa native has 20 plus years of boxing experience both as a former amateur state champion and boxing coach.  He was introduced to the sport of boxing early on in his youth and is fond of the discipline the practicing the sport gave him. 

In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his wife and kids at the zoo. zoo. 



USA Boxing Certified Coach

Conditioning coach for NABO Champion Sammy Valentin #6 ranked in the world. 


NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist 

Penalty Box Certified

Coach Ricky and Tampa City Boxing owner Omar Albanil have a long boxing history. Coach Ricky was one of Omar's first boxing coaches and met back in 2005. Shortly thereafter, Coach Ricky embarked on a professional boxing career spanning over 10 professional fights.

Focusing on boxing fundamentals, conditioning and cardio, Coach Ricky is one of the seasoned veteran boxing coaches of the Tampa City Boxing staff. 

Coach Ricky has trained numerous Florida State amateur champions and has helped many of his clients achieve their fitness goals.


USA Boxing Certified Coach

Professional Boxer

100+ amateur fights

Michelle Persante

Creative Content Director

Michelle, an Alonso High School graduate, Tampa, Florida went on to graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University with a BA in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. While in college, she also studied photography under a well-known photographer in Florence, Italy. She then went on to a her Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law in Boston, MA.

When she’s not working full-time at the law firm, you can find her working on content creation, marketing, event planning, and branding for small businesses, including her own meditation business Vibe Hive | Dunedin, and now for us here at TCB.

Mission is to help spread positivity and inspiration for self-growth and personal development.


BA Communications, Public Relations, Florida Gulf Coast University

Florence University of the Arts

Juris Doctorate, New England School of Law, Boston, MA