Who is Steffan Lugo?
Some people in the opposing corner from him would like to know.
At the Resort at Pelican Hill's Pelican Grill, he's the unassuming waiter.
When he went to Newport Harbor High, he was the scrappy, skinny kid who never backed down from a fight. Sometimes he started them.
He played water polo and, admittedly, hardly got along with his coaches. Jason Lynch, the boys' water polo coach, is known to show his authority, to put it mildly.
"Me and him butted heads a few times," Lugo said.
But Lugo didn't need Lynch to make him tough. The various fights did that. Lugo had always been strong-minded and aggressive. After high school in 2003, Lugo searched for an outlet to unleash that aggression.
So just who is Steffan Lugo?
Nowadays he's an unknown boxer trying his best to move up the ranks. He might not fit the classic persona of a boxer, but here is making his pro debut Friday in Costa Mesa.