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Exciting times in Birmingham: Exclusive report from the Eastside Boxing Gym

It’s an exciting time to be a boxing fan in the Midlands as big time boxing made its way back to the city of Birmingham last weekend. Coinciding with that, I paid a visit to the Eastside Boxing Gym, home to some of the fighters who fought over the past weekend and also those looking to be added to any further shows in the future. I was keen to meet the fighters and the rest of the team behind their current success.

The Eastside Boxing Gym is located in Birmingham. It houses some of the most exciting talent emerging from the city. The Eastside Gym was first formed as an amateur club in 2008, but just seven years later there are eighteen pros, coupled with an impressive fodder of amateur talent. Paul Counihan and Jon Pegg are both trainers and partners in the gym. They and rest of the team at Eastside have produced 18 National Champions, 9 England Internationals and 2 Team GB representatives.

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