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Bristol Boxing Gym welcomes anyone and everyone to train at our famous boxing gym.
BOXFIT is a great mixed class for beginners to the fitness fanatic and are now on seven times a week. We have Technique Classes for those looking to develop their boxing skills. Our experienced trainers are available for Personal Training. For those who fancy stepping into the ring we have our Novice Sparring Sessions. Ladies we have our Female Only Boxing Class and for those serious about boxing competitively we have the famous Empire Amateur Boxing Club.
Bristol Boxing Star Lee Haskins will box dangerous Mexican Willy Velazquez in a ten round international contest on December 5th at the City Academy, Bristol plus 9 more contests showcasing the West Country's up and coming talent.
Tickets are priced at £35 and £50 Ringside.
If your looking for a great Christmas party we also have £75 VIP Ringside Tables of 10 with food/wine and waitress service.
Box Office on 0117 949 6699 or can be collected from the Bristol Boxing Gym www.westcountryboxing.com
The Mexican boasts a record of 17 wins with 11 knock outs and only 3 defeats and one draw. The contest promises to be a great clash of styles and headlines a bumper night of boxing in Bristol.
Haskins will be trying to extend his unbeaten run in his search of a long awaited shot at a World title, however the Mexican will be coming to spoil the party. Velazquez fights in a typical come forward Mexican style and will want to bully the Bristol champion from the opening bell. He boasts an impressive knock out ratio of over 60% and will look to gain mainstream recognition with a win over Haskins.
Haskins had this to say about his upcoming fight: "It's been a frustrating time seeing the likes of Stuart Hall, Jamie McDonnell and Martin Ward all getting world title shots when I've beaten them all. I want to make a statement in this fight against Velazquez, obviously being a Mexican he is going to be tough but I would love to get the stoppage win! I produced a knock out win against Luke Wilton in March and I want to make the boxing public stand up and take notice with another one in December."
Haskins continued "I am in the top 15 of all world ranking governing bodies and I am hungry for that world title shot in 2015."
Chief Support will be Cefn Fforest's Robbie Turley against Torquay's Jamie Speight in a British super bantamweight title eliminator. The fightcard will feature 9 more fights featuring Bristol's Dan Sarkozi, Ashley Lane and Liam Hunt. Débutantes Duane Winters, David Bailey and Josh Baker will also star alongside Cheddar's boxing brothers Henry Smith and John Smith plus Swindon's Ryan Martin.
BOXFIT Now Seven Days a Week
Due to popular demand Bristol Boxing Gym's BOXFIT Class is now on seven days a week! Our adult boxing and fitness class is suitable for all levels of ability and fitness from beginners upwards. These sessions involve boxing techniques, shadow boxing, punchbags, circuit training, running and skipping.
For more information check out BOXFIT and our video below.
Personal Training in Bristol Boxing Gym
Personal Boxing Training at the Bristol Boxing Gym can help you in multiple ways whether it’s to improve your fitness levels, learn to box, lose a few pounds; improve your general health; or build self confidence. Our Personal Training will provide structure, results, variety and motivation.
You'll start with an initial consultation to assess your current state of health and define your fitness goals. This gives you an agreed starting point, and also a benchmark against which to measure your progress in a realistic fashion. Your individual personal training programme will be changed regularly, not only for variety, but also to allow for continued progression to deliver maximum results in the minimum of time.
Bristol Boxing Gym Gets keys to new home
Bristol Boxing Gym are celebrating after picking up the keys to our new home. We will move into the former Mill Youth Centre, Easton in January 2015, only 500 yards from our existing gym. Our charity Empire Fighting Chance has received funding of half a million pounds to develop a state of the art facility which will enhance and improve the services we can offer.
The funding will develop the facility into two open plan gym spaces both housing boxing rings. There will also be a stylish mezzanine overlooking the larger gym area to include cardio fitness machines. As well as the two gym spaces there will also be fitness studios and an outdoor basketball court which will allow us to expand our range of exercise classes and provide outdoor circuits as well as our current range of Boxfit/Technique and Novice Sparring sessions.
Our new home will also have brand new male and female changing and shower facilities along with 20 free car parking spaces inside the complex and free outside street parking.
This will also be a fantastic opportunity for our charity Empire Fighting Chance to expand the services which it delivers to young people in Bristol. As well as gym spaces the facility will also have several classrooms, counselling rooms and a conference area. We hope that going forward we can transform the centre into the primary sports social hub in Bristol.
There will be a smooth transition over the Christmas/New Year period while we transfer to the new building so that minimal time is lost for members wishing to use the facilities. This is a great opportunity for us at Bristol Boxing and also for our members we are very excited about the future.
Selby's produces clinical masterclass to defeat Brunker
Lee Selby will get his shot at the IBF featherweight world title.
The Welshman outclassed Joel Brunker for nine one-sided rounds and can now sit and wait to find out when and who he will be fighting for the title.
The current champion Russia's Evgeny Gradovich defends against Jayson Velez in November but whoever he faces, Selby looked ready for the challenge.
The ninth-round finish was clinical and class and showed that after a quiet start, he is now ready to mix it with the very best in the featherweight world.
It was certainly easier than many expected with the Australian visitor also unbeaten and rumoured to be ready to give Selby his toughest test to date.
A cautious start from the Welshman suggested just that but by the second round he knew he had Brunker's number. A nice left-right combination showed his skills and by the fourth he was picking the Australian at ease.
Selby then threw his jab into play and that kept him not only in front but also in control of what was turning into a fairly routine win. However by the fifth there were signs that Brunker was as tough as many though and soaked up more shots, without effect.
It was by the seventh that Selby was starting to wonder if he could produce the stoppage that people wanted to see and that the rest of the featherweight world champions needed to see.
Well it came after a quiet start to the ninth but as soon as a fierce left hook hammered into the Australian's ribs, it signalled a seriously clinical finish from Selby.
The first shot took his sails away and then he moved in with a left-right-left, not once but twice, then a left to the head that finally left Brunker almost sitting on the bottom rope, barely able to balance, never mind box back.
The referee rightly stepped in and with a record of 20-1 now, Selby could well be Britain's next world champion.
"There still a very, very lot more to come," he told Sky Sports.
"As soon as I can bring my sparring skills in the gym into the ring you will see a true champion, who can mix it with anyone."