Women’s boxing club opens up in Leicester

By Joshua Solomon

A boxing club in Leicester now has a club for girls who want to take part.

Unity Boxing Club in Leicester has now opened a club for girls between the ages of 16 and 19 who enjoy the sport or want to take part.

It comes after Leicester City Council agreed to fund the programme for girls boxing from ages 16 to 19. The programme commences on Saturday, May 22, with the sessions free for the foreseeable future.  

Also, all attending will receive a free set of boxing gloves and training pads. 

Ajmal Butt, the owner of the Unity Boxing Club, said: “The council and the mayoress have always supported us since I opened 11 years ago, males and female classes have always run at Unity ABC.”

He added: “It’s important for females to be encouraged in our sport, and one of the most successful boxers is a female from our club. Paige Murney won Commonwealth Games silver two years ago and is currently on the GB 🇬🇧 squad.”

Former professional boxer from the midlands, Kelton McKenzie, who is now an independent boxing and fitness specialist coach who runs Boxercise4health, will also be involved as it is a joint venture with Unity Boxing Club.

If you are interested in joining the club you can contact them on 07976704585.

Unity Boxing ClubUnity Boxing ClubLeicester, LE4 0RX.

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