A new boxing club in Bromley will officially open this weekend, providing facilities for young boxers in the local community. Promoter and manager Kellie Maloney, a legend of the sport, will attend the opening of Uppercutz and take up an ambassadorial role there.
The club, on Whitebeam Avenue, will be opened on Saturday the 9th of January 2016 at midday by Bromley Council Leader Stephen Carr. It will be run as a charity and offer its facilities to aspiring young talent who want to improve their skills in the ring, enabling them to enhance their fitness levels while learning life skills.
Uppercutz is the brainchild of Ian Melin, who works at a hedge fund in the City and is a boxing coach in his spare time. His coaching talents were first noticed by Maloney when the pair met in a local gym. Maloney, who was once managed the last undisputed world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, hopes to do some coaching at the club too.
Melin has worked to renovate the building; previously a football clubhouse, it now a boasts excellent boxing facilities, including a 14-foot ring, ten punch bags and gym equipment.
Melin also has support from the Metropolitan Police, who hop that the work he does with young people in the community will keep them fit and engaged with boxing, helping them to steer clear of participating in anti-social behaviour.
Do you think facilities such as this will benefit young people in Bromley?
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