Pride in London – Pride Boxing 2018

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Pride Boxing is calling on the LGBT community to support Pride in London for another year, by signing up to amateur boxing and competing in a unique fundraising event for Pride in London. Pride in London itself runs from 9th June to 7th July and will showcase some of the most inspiring talent and celebrates diversity in the LGBT community theatre, dance, talks and conferences, LGBT tours, art and in this case, sport.

What is Pride Boxing about?

In its second year, RJV Boxing, Durrants Gym, XclusiveTouch and Pride in London are collaborating on the ground-breaking Pride Boxing 2018. Following the success of its debut year. Back in May, the 10-week training programme commenced at Durrants Gym Caledonian Road and Cobra Gym Victoria. Training will push all contenders to their physical limits ensuring they are in the best shape possible to go head-to-head with a fellow amateur opponent. Each boxer will be coached by renowned boxing trainer Jon Durrant – who has over 10 years experience turning novice boxers into industry standard competitors for events such as The Big Fight UK and Industry Boxing. Once training has been completed, contestants will compete in an amateur bout against an evenly matched opponent at the grand finale at Porchester Hall on 6 July – part of the Pride in London festivities.

Pride Boxing benefits

The promoter and Co-Director from RJV Boxing, Robbie Cave, is “absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with Pride London for the second consecutive year. This year we’re hoping to raise more awareness, deliver another incredible experience and exceed last year’s fundraising total.”

Proceeds from Pride Boxing 2018 are being donated to support Pride in London. Contestants can expect to gain a variety of health and fitness benefits including stress relief, improved cardiovascular health, increased stamina, heightened confidence and hand-eye coordination.

For more information on Pride Boxing visit prideboxing.co.uk and for Pride in London 2018 visit prideinlondon.org.

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