For any athlete, off-season training is imperative to enhance performance. West End AC is home to many professional fighters, but boxing has also proven beneficial to sports teams and professional athletes, like NHL player Matt Luff. Luff shares his first-hand experience cross-training in the boxing ring to support his game.
On March 30, 2023, Xavier Nash won by split decision, defeating Navid Zanganeh in the Lightweight World Title; BFL 76: Canada vs. The World MMA and Kickboxing event in Vancouver, B.C.
Whether you’re just starting out in the ring or have been training for years, an understanding of basic boxing terminology is always important to have. So, to get a handle on some of the unique language you’ll be hearing in the gym, be sure to browse these fundamentals
Have you ever fought 110 rounds and lasted 7 hours and 19 minutes in the ring? Well, Andy Bowen and Jack Burke are able to claim just that!
The Andy Bowen vs. Jack Burke match occurred in 1893, at the Olympic Club in New Orleans. Both men were classified in the lightweight division and had several years of practice under their belts. Reports have even indicated they both lost 10 pounds during the fight. Despite the boxers’ persistence, the referee declared a ‘no contest’, bringing the history making bout to an end.
If you don’t know the name Steve Rolls, take note. At 17 years old, this Chatham, Ontario native was one of the oldest kids to embark on a boxing career. Today, with only one loss under his belt and more than 20 wins accrued over the course of his professional career, Steve Rolls is Canada’s top middle-weight boxer, and he’s not planning to stop punching any time soon.
A Proud Member of Boxing Ontario, West End AC Among First Boxing Clubs in Toronto to Reopen Post-COVID 19 Closures
On January 15th, 2018, West End Athletic Club opened its doors to the public for the very first time. Precisely two years later to the day, following three months of shut down due to the spread of COVID-19, West End Athletic Club became one of the first gyms in...
Professional boxer, Nick Fantauzzi talks about his experiences training at premium boxing gym, the West End Athletic Club.
In sport and childhood, it is common that children look up to their fathers as some of their first mentors in life. Fathers are often responsible for teaching their children how to ride a bike, throw a ball and in some cases throw a punch. Boxing can be handed down...