Story & photos:Amer Khan
The Sheffield Boxing Centre, businessman Mark McGrail and serving soldier Ross Burkinshaw have taken over the boxing club on Earsham Street and given it a new lease of life.
The former Burngreave Amateur Boxing Club had been struggling so Ross, Mark and Glynn Rhodes stepped forward to save this valuable venue for local boxers. Ross Burkinshaw, a serving soldier with The Rifles, said, “I've got big hopes for this gym, this is an area that really needs a gym.” Although Burkinshaw has a lot on his plate with a British bantamweight title eliminator ahead of him, he wants to dedicate a lot of his time to the gym. He went on to say,
“we are not just about boxing; we do general fitness, circuit training and women-only sessions.”
Ricky Hatton MBE, former world champion, has visited the gym and given a big thumbs-up to the work and enthusiasm Ross has injected into the club. He said, “It’s a great gym that provides an opportunity for people in the local area to come down and get fit.”
The gym is located on 40 Earsham Street. For opening times and one-to-one sessions, contact Ross on 07590 434 902.