Former pro boxer provides fitness classes across Leicestershire

By Erik Dawson

Former professional boxer Kelton McKenzie is providing a host of boxing and fitness classes for the people of Leicestershire through his Boxercise4health programme.

The Leicester-born boxer fought professionally for 10 years in the featherweight division, ranking fourth in the United Kingdom and 15th in the commonwealth, boasting a record of 14 wins, eight of them coming via knockout.

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Kelton McKenzie won the Midlands featherweight title in 1992.

Over his decade long career, McKenzie also won the Midlands title, contended for the British title three times as well as various IBO (International Boxing Organisation) titles.

After his retirement in 1998, Kelton studied at De Montfort University and completed a sports degree so he could set up his boxing and fitness training business ‘Boxercise4health’.

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Kelton graduated from De Montfort University with a sports degree after his retirement from boxing.

Mr McKenzie said: “When I retired, I wanted to put what I had learned from boxing and growing up in Leicester back into the community.”

The former boxer now offers one-on-one boxing classes as well as ‘boxercise’ and HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts weekly to young people and adults across Leicestershire.

He said: “To set up my business was the perfect opportunity for everyone to acknowledge what I was about in the boxing and fitness industry.”

Personal training sessions can be booked on a weekly basis and female-only ‘boxercise’ and HIIT workouts are held every Saturday at Unity Boxing Club in Beaumont Leys.

Boxercise4health also holds classes for adults over 18 at Fleckney Sports Centre in south Leicestershire every Saturday from 10-11am.

All classes are pay-as-you-go and can be booked on the company’s website or can be booked via email by emailing box4health@live.co.uk.

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