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THE HEART OF BOXING

The St. Pancras boxing club plays a vital role for its community in North London
GOOD CAUSE: The club gets a visit from Conor Benn

LEARNING to box at a good club goes far beyond drilling the jab or learning the essential skills of the sport. Gyms know that they offer that but something more as well. Alex Springer experienced that when, as an out of shape teenager, he went to the St. Pancras boxing club in north London. “It’s not just the discipline. I came here as a fat kid when I was 13 years old, no confidence, failing in my exams and this gave me confidence working with CJ [Hussein, the head coach], it’s lifted me up as a person and from that it made me want to spread that and give other kids the opportunity because I grew as a person from it,” Springer, now an entrepreneur, says. “Every person grows from walking through these doors.”

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