WestCountry Boxing - Home of the Bristol Boxing Gym
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.
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.
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.
Lee Selby Takes on Undefeated Joel Brunker in Final Eliminator
Welsh boxing superstar Lee Selby says next month's final IBF world title eliminator against Australian Joel Brunker is the moment of truth for him.
The 27-year-old Barry boxer, who is managed by Chris Sanigar has been described by his promoter Eddie Hearn as the best featherweight in the world.
And Selby is confident that he can beat anyone but he knows that he still has to prove that he is the real deal, particularly some harsh online critics.
"It's time to see if I'm really a good fighter or a hyped-up ****** like some of the people on Twitter have been calling me," he said.
"People are calling me an over-hyped ***** and I won't mention what they've been saying about my moustache!"
Selby has lost only once in 20 fights as a pro – a narrow points defeat to Samir Mouneimne in his fifth bout back in 2009.
But he has been heavily criticised in some quarters for laboured performances over the past year as he beat the likes of Viorel Simion, Ryan Walsh, Rendall Munroe and Romulo Koasicha.
"I believe on my day, at my very best, I can beat anyone," said Selby.
"Not based on my last few performances in the ring but if I can bring what I do in the gym into the fights I can beat anyone.
"We'll see on October 11 because this guy is a tough customer," he added.
"But if I win this fight I won't be able to contain myself because then the next fight will be for a world title."
Selby is respectful of unbeaten Brunker who he sparred against a few years ago.
Brunker, aged 28, hails from Richmond, New South Wales and has so far fought mainly in Australia, although two of his last three bouts have been in America.
Selby has also been on his travels and he's well prepared for a tough test at the O2 on Saturday, October 11.
The Welsh star has also been helping Kiko Martinez ahead of his IBF world super-bantamweight title showdown with Carl Frampton in Belfast this weekend.
"I've recently come back from Alicante in Spain where I was sparring with Kiko and he looks very strong," said Selby.
"He's one of the hardest punchers I've been in with.
"I did spar with Brunker a couple of years ago as well, when he was 23-0. Now he's 27-0.
"We sparred in Mayweather's gym twice and twice at the Hit Factory.
"It went well but I don't think either of us thought we'd be fighting in a final eliminator."
Tickets can be bought by calling Bristol Boxing on 0117 949 6699
Dragon Fire - Welsh Championship Boxing
Sanigar Events are proud to present 'Dragon Fire' a night of Championship Boxing on Saturday 24th October at the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre with two Welsh Title fights.
Dai Davies will make a triumphant return to the ring following his thrilling rematch win over Robbie Turley to retain his Welsh featherweight title at the same venue in back in July. Dai will face off against Chuck Jones in an all Welsh battle for the prestigious featherweight title. Both fighters are renowned for their toughness and this promises to be a fierce battle for the right to call themselves champion of Wales.
Undefeated Craig Kennedy will face renowned puncher Wayne Brooks for the vacant Welsh Cruiserweight Title. Don't blink in this fight with both boxers capable of finishing it at any momnet with one punch.
Promoter Jamie Sanigar is very excited to be heading back to Wales. "We are pleased to be making a return visit to the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure centre in our third event in the town this year! We always have a fantastic reception from the local crowd and this time will be no different. Dai Davies showed last time what a tough champion he is and there is always fireworks when there is a Welsh title on the line. Kennedy v Brooks is a great fight and one the fans are already talking to me about."
"It is great to be giving Welsh boxers home advantage and the opportunity to showcase in front of their passionate support. It is our intention to continue building the next generation of Welsh prospects to follow in the footsteps of Lee Selby."
The supporting fight card will consist of a host of Welsh talent including an anticipated rematch between Luke Osman (Merthyr) and Jimmy White (Cardiff), Tony Dixon (Mountain Ash), Danni Griffifths (Bridgend), Heavyweight Darren Morgan (Swansea), Lloyd Davies (Tylorstown), Kyle Jones (Pontypridd), Barrie Jones (Ferndale) and debutantes Morgan Jones (Aberdare) and Jamie Evans (Merthyr).
Tickets for are priced at £30 unreserved seating, £50 ringside seating and £65 VIP table seating.
For tickets call the Box Office on 0117 949 6699 Doors open 6pm, First bell 6.30pm
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.