Boxing Classes Liverpool
If you’re not sure about going straight into boxing, a box fit class will help you get a feel for the moves without being too intimidated. A box fit class tends to be a circuit-orientated class where you will mix pad work with drills, skipping and conditional exercises to get you fit and toned. A class usually lasts between 45 minutes and an hour. If you’re interested in a box fit class, the Rydal gym in Kirkdale has classes from 7am on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning as well as classes at 7pm on the same day. Similarly, the Wirral Community Police Boxing Club has boxing cardio classes where you can expect to combine a traditional cardio workout with boxing drills and pad work.
Boxing Clubs Liverpool
If you would prefer to get straight to the main event, most boxing clubs Liverpool run classes for beginners, amateurs and professional boxers. You can expect to be coached by the teams on how to improve your stance, jab and footwork. Masda Gym in Bootle teaches beginners adult boxing on a Monday evening at 7pm. If you are a student, you can take advantage of a discount membership at No Limits Liverpool to gain knowledge and guidance from a team who are registered to England Boxing and fully first aid trained. If your little one is looking to get into the sport, Derry Mathews Boxing Academy comes highly recommended with the ‘shots for tots’ class which take place each weekday at 4.30 making it simple to fit the class around school. Salisbury Amateur Boxing Club runs classes by age groups and ability, so if you are a beginner over the age of 17, you can visit on a Monday and Wednesday evening. If you are over 18, senior’s sessions take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Why start boxing?
- You’ll learn self-defence techniques.
- The training will help you both physically and mentally.
- You can start off slowly and build up the intensity.
- Boxing is the perfect cardio workout.
- Your coordination will improve.
- Learn about your strengths/weaknesses and how to control them better.
- It’s a great stress reliever.
- Your self-confidence and self-esteem will be boosted.
- It’s never too late to start- whether you’re 26 or 46.
Boxing in Liverpool
Boxing in Liverpool and the surrounding area has produced some of the greatest fighters in history. Perhaps the most famous Merseyside boxer was John Conteh, who was promoted as a worthy opponent for Muhamed Ali in the 1970s. He took part in seven world title fights, with his last fight taking place in Liverpool in 1980, where he beat James Dixon. Robin Reid from Runcorn won the WBC Crown in 1996 and went on to defend his title three times until 1997. In 1999, Paul Lloyd faced off with Marco Antonia Barrera to gain the WBO World Super Bantamweight title. The fight was cut short after one round due to a cut above Lloyd’s right eye. Martin Murray from St. Helens stepped into the ring in 2011 for his first world title fight against the WBC super-middleweight title holder Felix Sturm. He was unsuccessful but went on to try for world titles four times. At the Echo Arena in 2011, Tony Bellew first fought for the WBO World Light Heavyweight title before losing due to a majority decision. At the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, Anthony Fowler (cousin of Robbie Fowler) represented Liverpool- he didn’t get the gold medal he was hoping for but hopes to go pro following the games.