Meet the Dallas ISD teacher assistant who just won a boxing match at Madison Square Garden


Students at the School for the Talented and Gifted in Pleasant Grove chuckled when Oscar Mojica, the school’s beloved teacher assistant who is also a professional boxer, got slightly nervous addressing the school.

Just four days earlier, Mejia had won the biggest boxing match of his life in front of a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden. And while Mojica called the victory a dream come true, he told the students that helping them succeed is more important.

“I do box. But what drives me the most is helping you with your education and helping you become who you want to be when you grow up,” Mojica said.

TAG in Pleasant Grove congratulated Mojica at a school assembly on his incredible victory on St. Patrick’s Day in New York City against a former Olympic boxer.

Mojica is a product of Oak Cliff who graduated from W.H. Adamson High School. In addition to working at TAG in Pleasant Grove and boxing, he is enrolled in college to get a degree and is committed to raising his two children.

“I come from the same place you all come from,” Mojica told the students. “I know what you go through, and I am here to do whatever I can to help you succeed.”


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