Club News


JUNE 2023.

We have reached the end of another season at both clubs and we have much to celebrate as we continue to develop. The squads are growing and more of our boxers are out competing.  Our ambitions are to continue building and establishing our young, diverse clubs and get more of our boxers out on the circuit next season.  




At the beginning of the year Jyoti (RABC) competed in the all-female international tournament Golden Girls in Sweden.  She had to move up a weight category because there was no one in hers.  After waiting two days she eventually took to the ring and went three rounds giving away experience, weight, height, and range to a girl from a neighbouring club back in London! She didn’t get her hand raised but we could not be prouder, she showed real heart and that is something a coach cannot teach.  Well done Jyoti for leading the way for other females to follow in our clubs.  It would be great to take more girls to this tournament next year.

RABC HOME SHOW – Camden Boxing Club – 30th March 2023.

This was our first home show of the season, and we had 5 boxers from RABC competing, James, Jyoti, Carl, Gianluca & Clarisse.  
James gave away 4kgs as his opponent weighed in heavy, he still decided to take the bout, despite having been ill for the last week. He lost a close decision but won bout of the night!
Jyoti unfortunately lost on a spilt decision, but again another improved performance.
Gianluca fought a brave battle, but unfortunately ran out of steam and did not get his hand raised.
Carl showed great skill against his opponent and stopped him in the second round.
Clarisse took to the ring for the last time as an RABC boxer and came away with a unanimous victory. It was a great way to finish her time with us. Everyone at the club wishes her well as she embarks on a new life in Brighton.
Three HABC boxers also competed on this show.
Ariel in a skills bout.  Definitely a future prospect for the club.
Tyrus and Sergiu also stepped through those ropes, unfortunately they did not get the decision, but learned from their experience.

HABC HOME SHOW – Camden Boxing Club – 11th May 2023.

This time it was HABC to host and it was their first show with boxers taking to the ring for the very first time in front of a home crowd. We were lucky to have Chanika (participant on the Idris Elba’s TV show Fight School) and Max (composer on the show) handing out the trophies.
First up was Ariel in his first competitive bout. He came away with a solid victory and bout of the night.
Kabir lost on a very close 3-2 spilt but has taken so much from his first competitive experience and is in the gym working hard to improve and cannot wait to get in the ring again.
Sergiu, put in another good performance, but unfortunately did not get the decision.
RABC Boxers Samuel and Umar both had their first amateur bouts came away with wins, Umar stopping his opponent in the second round.
Well done to all our boxers who competed. Obviously, we all like to win, boxers and coaches alike, but putting in a good performance, learning from the experience, showing grace in defeat and victory is just as important, because it is how you bounce back that really matters.
We hope it has inspired you all to continue and I am sure you have inspired your team mates to want to step into that squared ring.  We would love to have you all active next season.  Exciting times ahead.
Without our volunteers these events would not be able to take place, the team of coaches, the officials and many others who work behind the scenes whose work does not get celebrated with awards.  Our deepest thanks go out to all those unsung heroes.


We would like welcome Ana to RABC and Jon to HABC, very valuable additions. They bring a wealth of experience with them in many forms, not just boxing. Thank you for throwing yourself into the club ethos with such enthusiasm and we know that everyone will benefit from your energy and skill.
Ali who was completing work experience with RABC has absolutely flourished.  He loved it so much he is now joined the squad as an amateur boxer and is completing his work experience at HABC. Well done Ali, you have developed so much in a short space of time.
Well done to Lawrence who has just completed and passed his Boxing Tutor course and Josh our heavyweight for passing his England Boxing Level 1 coaching course.
Roy has just started working towards his Level 3 and is sharing his experiences thus far with other coaches. Three lucky boxers will act as case studies for Roy and benefit  from extra training and programming.
Kate is halfway through her coaching development phase with England Boxing and is soaking up every opportunity at England camps and tournaments. She hopes to be awarded her England shirt as the next season begins!
Rachel continues to be the powerhouse behind the 2 clubs and works tirelessly to keep the ship afloat.  She also continues as an England Coach and is now a developing coach with GB Boxing. She is also managing the mentors on this years England Boxing Women Coach Development Programme.
Thank you to all our coaches who sacrifice their time to be in the gym week in and week out, not because they have to, but because they love it.


England Boxings Women’s Aspire programme has kicked off for 2023 and Jyoti and Grace have been given places to participant in the all female sessions up at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. It is a great initiative where female boxers get the opportunity to meet and train with others from all over the country.  It is an amazing opportunity for these athletes and really liberating seeing that many females with gloves on in one space.


RABC have recently secured a number of sponsors which help the club with equipment, team kits and events.  Without their generous donations many things would not be possible. HABC are also sealing sponsorship. If you know any businesses who would like to get involved please share the following links:
We would like the thank the current  Rathbone ABC sponsors:
Ealing Fitness Clinic - T-shirts 
Kombat Kate -Tracksuits
Nikko Asset Management - away vests


Rathbone Boxing Club is relocating around the corner, so this means the amateur club is also making the move to their brand new gym. It will be bigger and there will be two rings. We are very lucky to have state of the art equipment and facilities, so thank you to Rathbone Boxing Club for continuing to house us.  
Lastly as this season ends, we look forward to the next with a new vigour and as always we aim to give all our boxers at both clubs opportunities. Thank you for committing your time to your club and being part of our growth. The clubs are thriving because of the community of people we have.
Enjoy some rest over the summer and let's hit the ground running in September.


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