This July, 42 amateur boxers will go head to head for a Pride Boxing event benefitting Pride in London.
For the second year, Pride Boxing partnered with Pride in London to produce a charity boxing event benefitting the LGBTQ community. The event brings together 42 amateur boxers to compete for prizes in the name of Pride. Several London boxing gyms including RJV Boxing, Durrants Gym, and Xclusive Touch will participate in the event. And the final matches will take place at Porchester Hall, on July 7 in correspondence with the Pride parade.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with Pride in London for the second consecutive year,” said co-director of RJV Boxing and Pride Boxing promoter Robbie Cave. “This year we’re hoping to raise more awareness, deliver another incredible experience and exceed last year’s fundraising total,” he added.
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To prepare for the event, the contenders enrolled in a 10-week training program. The intense schedule Started May 1at Durrant Gym and Cobra Gym in Victoria. Each fighter also received one-on-one coaching with distinguished boxing trainer Jon Durrant. Durrant has more than ten years of knowledge in transforming novice boxers into heavy-hitting champions. After completing the training program, contestants will compete in an amateur fight against an equal opponent on July 6.
This year’s Pride Festival features more than 100 events, including Pride Boxing. And, all profits from Pride Boxing 2018 will be donated to support Pride in London.
“Once again we’re calling on the LGBTI community in London to take on this challenge. Come along to support Pride in London and show how truly diverse our community is,” said Pride in London director of fundraising Alex Talcer.
Watch the highlight video from last year’s event below.