The Gym is now closed until Monday 4th September.
Remember there will be some impromptu sessions which will be posted on Facebook page. Every senior is welcome to attend.
Members and friends, come and join us for our annual presentation evening. BBQ and banter on the beach! A great team bonding event and chance to recognise the hard efforts of all our boxers, members and staff.
Eastbourne Boxing Club’s held 15 top class amateur boxing bouts at Skateworld on Saturday May 6th May in front of a packed crowd of boxing fans.Eastbourne’s Daniel Legg started the action in his skills bout against Ryan May of Shaun Brown Boxing Academy Worthing. ‘Legg’ was aggressive from the start pushing his opponent on to his back foot using crisp straight shots. As the bout developed, the Eastbourne Featherweight was able to mix in body shots to slow his opponent. There are no decisions in ‘skills bouts’, but Leggy was dominant throughout with a great display of poised and accurate boxing.Lightweight Callum Lucas was next up in the red corner for Eastbourne, pitting his wits against a tall, rangey southpaw in Ben Abbot of Winchester. In a real to and fro affair, both boxers were scoring, with Callum taking the first. As the bout progressed, the Hampshire based boxer was able to get on his toes and score with his straight shots and higher workrate. The power coming from Callum, but the volume from Abbot. The decision going to the blue corner.The exciting Light-welterweight Mubanga ‘Banga’ Chisanga matched up against unbeaten Omar Barry of Gym01, Portsmouth. Both boxers landing impactful shots and displaying grit and skill. In a bout that ebbed and flowed, the visiting boxer managed to pull away in the later rounds, working well behind his jab.Club Captain and crowd favourite, Adrianne ‘Phebes’ Phebey looked to taste revenger against Anelle Massey from Rumbles Boxing Academy Sittingbourne in their 3rd encounter. The latter being the victor in their first two match ups. On the back foot, Massey was able to use the ring well to score with the jab and move out of range in the first round of their elite standard bout. Phebes needed to close the gap and take it to her opponent to deny her space. On the front foot now, Phebes pushed in to range to take negate her jab more and more to show a classy mixture of combination pressure boxing. Massey began to tire, Phebes looked the fitter. Come the close of the 2nd round, honours were even. ‘I had to work, I could see her tiring. I knew I had to keep this at short to mid range and push her back’. Phebes took the 3rd round but it was by no means settled by the final decision. In a split decision, the Eastbourne Captain’s hand was raised.Club Coach Adam Haniver said, ‘I’m delighted for Adrianne, she has lost to Anelle twice before. For many boxers that would play on their mind, but for Adrianne, it added to her motivation. She boxed to the plan and it all went perfectly despite a classy opponent in front of her. She is the definition of perseverance and an example of leadership to all at the club. That’s why she is the captain! It was also announced as bout of the night.’Welterweight Dan Pert lost a points decision to Odyssey’s Akash Dhesi. The Surrey man was able to use excellent trunk movement to make Perty miss. Despite a late barrage from Perty giving his man a standing count with several scoring blows, it was not enough. A very skilful bout with two excellent lads with great futures.If you would like to box to compete or simply for enjoyment, come and visit the Commercial road based club. Visit www.eastbourneboxingclub.co.uk for further information.
EBC Home Show Saturday May 6th is Coming!
The Eastbourne Boxers yet again step in the squared ring at the fantastic Skateworld for another night of pugilistic endeavour against boxers from all over the south of England!
Following our great success in the March show, the boxer are ready to show their skill and courage once again to the people of Eastbourne.
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EBC Home Show Report
Our show on Sat 18th march at Skateworld, the best yet?!? That’s what we’re hearing. Some amazing bouts, truly outstanding.
The clash between Brighton and Hove’s Tom Welch and Westside’s Taran Willet was worth the admission alone!
EBC would like to thank all of the team, coaches, supporters, officials and Skateworld.
Dan Legg boxed well in his skills bout against a tall aggressive Southpaw from Winchester showing poise and an accurate rear hand. Great improvement from his last skills bout.
Callum Lucas lost a unanimous decision in his rematch against his Westree opponent, Callum winning the first. In a close affair, Cal worked well to head and body but was caught with straights through and over the guard. A learning curve for the young EBC boxer.
Callum Brown was edged out on a split decision against his tall Rusthalls opponent. Cal was the aggressor scoring well with his backhand. His taller opponent scoring with the jab in reply. This could have gone either way but was given to the visitor.
Club captain, Adrianne Phebey was up against it vs the ex-England International Nina Hughes of Chadwell St Mary’s. Pheebs used her feet well to walk her opponent onto shots in a nip and tuck affair. Hughes was able to control the range well scoring with the overhand right. The Essex based boxer taking a split decision in a highly skillful encounter.
Chris Matthews put on a rampant display of front foot boxing behind a tight guard to walk his Odyssey opponent down. Forcing 2 counts in the 3rd, the Referee stopped the contest. An excellent display of how technical abilities feed in to the tactics.
Dan Pert looked for revenge against his Hastings Westhill opponent in a match he lost before Christmas on the Bexhill show. Asserting himself from the start, Perty was able to double his jab up and find hurtful back hands to the target repeatdley. Forcing a count early on, ‘The Hurt’ continued to put the pressure on. His opponent was pulled by his coach between the first and second round giving Dan a stoppage victory.
Mubanga Chisanga was up against a tall and sharp opponent from Westside. His Middlesex opponent flew out the blocks snapping out a fast jab, taking the first. Banga edged in, throwing some hurtful body assaults and switched his attack upstairs afterwards. The Westside man rallied, scoring well, but the more impactful, decisive work coming from Banga. In a great performance from both men it was awarded bout of the night deservedly by our stout and stable Sponsor, Matty Budd! Banga taking a unanimous decision.
Well done to all boxers and our great team. We all grafted hard not only at the show and in the ring, but in the months of preparation that goes before. Thank you all!
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Pictured below – Middleweight Chris Matthews keep his defence tight as he hunts down his slippery opponent in his stoppage victory.
EBC is now a 2 ringed gym!
Great news for the club! We now have 2 rings to work in. Part of the club was left as more of a store area, but with a tinker here and there, we were able to add a new ring in (see photo).
This will allow us to have 2 sets of open and conditioned spars going on at once whilst leaving the floor for the usual tech spars etc etc. In turn this will allow us to maximize our sessions and keep the boxers on a straighter line towards their individual goals.
With the current office, changing rooms and toilet renovations going on with our club sponsor Matthew Budd of Matthew Budd Carpentry and Building Services the club is rapidly moving forward in all directions. Thank you also to Jason Puttick of our other club sponsors, Accurate Roofing for delivering the ring to the club.
The future’s bright, the future is (cliché) EBC.
Eastbourne Boxers attend elite Southern Counties Squads
Held at the amazing Army headquarters in Aldershot, 3 Eastbourne boxers attended a day of training with 40 senior boxers from the southern counties.
Seb Coleman, Banga Chisanga and Paul Orji were all put through their paces by top coaches from across the Southern Counties led by Regional Coach Chris Daley. The boxers were divided in to 5 groups depending on weight and experience to train in technical, tactical and physical drills. There was also some excellent conditioned and open sparring to test the mettle of the boxers in preparation for potential selection for a Southern Counties team vs an Irish select.
England Talent Pathways Lead Coach Micky Driscoll started the squads with a seminar on thinking and problem solving boxers. An invaluable part of the squad really challenging the boxers to think about how they train and how to get better results in what they do.
Seb, Banga and Paul all acquitted themselves well and received some excellent feedback from the team. Next stop are the Uni championships in Stoke this weekend (3rd Feb).
EBC Boxers on Gym01 show, Portsmouth
Nick Tompkins lost a blood shed bout and ended up with 4 stitches from a clash of heads, landed some good shots but defensively let a few too many creep through and got stopped late in the 3rd.
Mubanga Chisanga won bout of the night! Winning on a split decision against a tricky southpaw from Gym01 but a left shot to the body which changed the fight!
Jamie Gillett won on a split decision, good 1st round, 2nd round let him back him but cemented the win with a great 3rd round in which he put his opponent down!
Good work team 🥊🥊🥊
England Boxing and Eastbourne Boxing Club’s Stance on Unlicensed Boxing
“White collar boxing is unlicensed boxing and we are deeply concerned at the inconsistency of safety provisions across bouts and the potential risks this poses to the health and wellbeing of participants.
“The lack of a recognised governing body for white collar boxing means the sport is effectively unlicensed with no harmonisation of rules and regulations. This leads to alarming variations in safety standards at white collar shows which pose a significant threat to the health of the boxers, which would not be the case if they were competing in Olympic-style boxing delivered through England Boxing affiliated clubs.
“Some white collar shows do meet good standards of safety, however these are not uniform and we are aware of many examples of contests that have taken place without adequate safety provisions in place to protect the health of the boxers or checks on their suitability to compete.
“As the governing body for Olympic-style boxing, the safety of participants is England Boxing’s number one priority.
“Like all contact and combat sports, participating in a boxing contest involves an element of risk, which is why we insist that such rigorous standards of safety are met before, during and after all bouts sanctioned by England Boxing and delivered through our network of more than 800 affiliated clubs.
“All boxers undergo a medical each time they box and a doctor must be present at ringside. Bouts must be overseen by qualified officials and boxers should be evenly matched. Boxers are not allowed to compete unless all of these provisions are met and are not rushed to compete, just because an event is for charity or any other type of event.
“Very few other sports have anything like the same level of safety provisions in place as Olympic-style boxing and research shows that properly managed and regulated boxing is far less dangerous than many others sports.”
“Our advice to anyone that is involved in grassroots boxing or is thinking of taking up the sport is go to your local amateur boxing club where you will be trained and taught the sport by qualified people that fully understand the importance of safety and will ensure that, if and when, someone does compete that everything is in place to ensure their safety and protect the health and wellbeing of the boxers.”
For background (non attributable):
Examples of inadequate safety provisions that have been documented in white collar boxing include:
- Bouts taking place without a Doctor at Ringside
- Boxers not possessing an annual medical card to provide evidence of their suitability to compete
- Boxers not being given a pre-bout medical to assess their suitability to compete
- Boxers being mis-matched in terms of weight, age, experience and ability
- Bouts being refereed and judged by untrained officials
Eastbourne Boxing Club re-opens for 2017!
EBC reopens it’s doors on Thursday 5th January for what will prove to be another massive year in our club’s short history!
With the university championships coming up in February and the home shows coming up on March 18th and May 6th, the boxers will all be back working hard to perform at their bests!
In addition, Matthew Budd and team from Matthew Budd Carpentry and Building Services will be beginning work on our office, changing rooms and toilets. We have secured funding from Sport England for this massive investment in to the club’s facilities to go ahead. We are really looking forward to the results and to see it accommodate our rapidly growing membership. Thank you (good luck) to Matty Budd for the forthcoming graft. It’s gonna look great!
Meanwhile, Mubanga Chisanga (and hopefully Jamie Gillett and Nick Tompkins) box on the Gym01 show on January 20th in Portsmouth. Come along and support the lads!
So hard work is needed in and out the gym. Why not grab an EBC bobble hat for your road work for just £8. Look the part and fly down those roads! Add the scarf for just £7 more!
See you all Thursday!
Saturday 15th October saw Eastbourne boxing club host 13 top flight amateur boxing bouts at Skateworld.
. Weighing 227kg between them both boxers engaged in a untidy affair. Come the close of the first, the visiting boxer was up on points. With a change of tactics needed, Paul was able to push his feet in closer against the 6ft 9 inch Omoregie. With a devastating overhand right, Paul caught his man on the temple forcing the KO. The Guildford man not making the count but was applauded for his bravery once he rose to his feet. Paul was soon after crowned the Southern Counties Super-heavyweight champion.
Callum ‘Knighty’ Knight progresses to national semi finals
Already crowned southern counties champion, our U57kg Callum knight now progresses to the national semis by beating Devonport’s Tyler Dyer with a 2nd round TKO. Another good performance from the young star. He now boxes East London’s Hassan Chowdry on Saturday 22nd October 2016 for a place in the national final. Good luck Cal!
EBC Presentation Evening
What a fantastic night at Pevensey Sailing Club. Games on the beach (thanks Paul!), volleyball and of course the BBQ and presentation. Thanks for the thousands of buckets of water on Adam’s and Paul’s heads – you’re all far too kind! Can’t wait for next year’s already! Hmmmmm…..
Anyway here’s to a big new season!
Season 2015-16 celebration BBQ and awards evening. Presenting best boxer and most improved boxer for seniors, youths, juniors and women’s class. BBQ and bar. £6 adults, £4 U12’s. Games on the beach with Paul also for the little ones. A real family affair. Free to those if you don’t want to eat – just come along! Details below….
EBC Nominated for Boxing Club of the Year!
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EBC in action on Bexhill Show – Sat 21st May 2016
Another packed house at the Pebsham Community centre, Bexhill saw 3 of our warriors compete for the mighty EBC.
Callum Lucas finally made his debut after a few cancelled skills bouts. Matc hed versus J. Jones of Bexhill, Callum showed great skills using head and body attacks to display his skills in a highly enjoyable skills bout. Both lads showing poise and capability in a well mannered duel which sets them up for full bouts in the coming future.
Kyle Knight performed well against the much taller J. Watkins of Crawley. Starting well and using his feet Kyle scored well. As the bout progressed, the taller man used his reach advantage to begin scoring. Kyle pushed him all the way with some cracking inter changes. The man from Mid Sussex winning on a unanimous decision. Great things to come from Mr Knight – huge potential.
Adrianne ‘Pheebs’ Phebey put on an exceptional display of skills and tactics in a season performance versus the highly capable and tough Kim Collins of Berinsfield. A frantic start saw Collins fly out the traps keeping Pheebs on the back-foot. The storm weathered and Pheebs began to flow, using an excellent jab and maintaining her shape throughout. With some excellent straights and selection of hooks to head and body, Pheebs was able to score cleanly and adapt to what came at her. As an example of how to prepare and box to instruction, Pheebs ran out a unanimous points winner.
EBC would like to thank Bexhill Boxing Club for yet another storming show.
Captain Lee Jenkins invited for Team GB Trial
Eastbourne Boxing Club Youth Classes Soaring!
10-15 year olds from all over Eastbourne and surrounding areas are flocking to Eastbourne Boxing Club to join in. The team of coaches are welcoming new members to every session to help them learn to box and grow in confidence and young people. Youth Head Coach Paul Senior says, “It’s great to see so many young people turning up and engaging in the sessions. The key is to ensure they enjoy the experience but also to constantly learn and develop. The only way is up!” Come and join in now!
Eastbourne Boxing Club and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service Raise over £800 for the Asher Fund
Running up and down Everest as many times as you can against the elite of the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is no mean feat. The ESFRS came out victors by 3km to win the battle! Meanwhile our efforts raised over £800 for the Asher Fund. Suffering from Cerebral Palsy, young Asher requires ongoing physiotherapy after a series of operations to help him gain control over some of his limbs. We are very proud to have helped Asher and it was great to see the community pull together with their generous donations.
You can still donate here at https://www.justgiving.com/AshersFund
Southern Counties Elite Middleweight Champion Lee Jenkins in the Herald. 22/04/16
Show report in the Herald 22/04/16 – Well done lads – proud of you!
Results from Eastbourne show 9/4/16
G. Wood East Brighton v M.Cole Horsham skills
P.Cusack East Brighton v H.Webb odyssey skills
K. Knight Eastbourne v J. Smith Foley skills
B. Wood East Brighton v P. Connors Foley – skills
D. Tanos East Brighton v N.Doe Horsham skills
L. Smith 1RRF lost to A. McHugh Ventnor pts split.
C.Knight Eastbourne beat A.Salum Limehouse points unan
M.Axten odyssey lost pts unan to J. Apps Ventnor
C.Brown Eastbourne won split pts v G.Andriunvicus Littlehampton.
L.Bingham Foley won split pts v M.Bygrave Horsham.
L.Eade Phoenix lost split pts to J. Groves Brighton City.
C.Monteiro won pts split v R.Thorpe Horsham
Another show, another cracker! Come and see us do our thing! Tickets 20% cheaper in advance online again! Click on the poster to buy tickets now!
Olympic Boxing Live Home Show – The biggest and best once again!
Just short of 600 people were in attendance on Saturday 30th January at Skateworld to see 17 top fight bouts of Olympic Style boxing.
Junior captain Callum ‘C-Dawg’ Brown started us off against the more experienced Luke Kincart from Gym01. With some excellent exchanges and high skill levels both boxers were sensational in their efforts. Callum losing the decision but with great pluses to take away from his first bout. The club are proud and he will come back stronger for the experience.
Mubanga ‘Banga’ Chisanga lost a split to Brighton and Hove’s Nathan Okello. Banga started off well with fast hands and impactful shots but the visiting boxers was more dominant and frequent with his attacks. Speaking with Banga afterwards, he has had his eyes opened to how he must change his tactics for future. Big things for the Banga man!
Crowd Please, Callum ‘Knighty’ Knight extended his unbeaten run to 5 and 0 with an excellent performance versus Rusthall’s Tommy Ryan. The Tunbridge Wells boxer coming out throwing lightning quick shots but was countered and progressively pushed back by our young star. A unanimous decision taken for Cal, and the bout of the night awarded again for the quality and excitement of the bout.
First timer welterweight Nick Tompkins started well against Brighton City’s Glynn Davies using good hand speed behind his jab. As the bout progressed, Davies was able to find the target more, pushing Nick back to take a unanimous decision. A hard test for Nick, who will come back stronger for it.
Club captain and open class middleweight Lee ‘Leeeeeroy’ Jenkins was up against the strong Lloyd Smith from Berinsfield. This bout was fought at close quarters with strong shots landing. Lee dropped his man twice in the second with devastating body shots. The bout looked over but the Berinsfield man fought on to his credit, showing massive heart and courage. The Eastbourne captain took the unanimous decision. Well done to both boxers for their displays.
The experienced Light welterweight Adrianne Phebey was pitched against London Community’s Zaneta Sierpinska. A highly technical bout with both boxers showing excellent movement and punch selection – A real bout for the purist. being a tight bout, we thought Adrianne had done enough, unfortunately dropping the split to the visitor. Credit to both boxers for both performances.
Mark Preston started well using excellent head movement and countering to be caught with a well placed backhand sending him down. Mark beat the count was deemed unfit to continue by the referee. A big learning curve regarding defence with the guard to be action planned but also some positives to take away with the trunk attacks.
Light-welterweight Seb Coleman made his debut in front of his home crowed boxing long and effectively behind his long jab. Controlling the range well, Seb was able to score with the jab repeatedly. As the bout progressed Ryan Burleigh from Sevenoaks got closer and pushed Seb back throwing well to the body but Seb was the overall victor, boxing with the composure beyond that of his experience.
EBC would like to thank all the supporters, boxers, coaches, officials for making this once again even bigger and better than previous shows. They just keep on getting better! Thanks To our club sponsor Matthew Budd from Matthew Budd Carpentry and Building Services with his support and usual dab hand with a torque wrench! Thanks to Colin Dowding and his team at Skateworld for their professionalism as great hosts. Cheers to my old mate Rob Hocking for the lend of the chairs from the ever supportive Causeway school. Thanks to all the members of EBC who helped to set up and put away, some of us were there until 3am! And finally to those EBC board members, Paul Senior, Emma Loch, Zoe Joyce, Donna and John Joyce. You guys do so much behind the scenes that get unnoticed by most. Couldn’t function without you.
The next show is Sat Sept 9th April. Watch out for promotions for that!
Established in July 2014, Eastbourne Boxing Club, is a non-profit organization to offer both fitness and competition opportunities to the residents of Eastbourne. We have a team of experienced coaches who tutor people from 5 years of age upwards. Like our Facebook Fan Page and keep up with the latest updates! ➡
The Senior Head Coach, Adam Haniver, is a full time coach working with 16-18 year old, aspiring elite boxers from all over the south of England at the Advanced Apprenticeships in Sporting Excellence (AASE) boxing academy. He is also a coach with the England National Pathways Squads.
The Juniors Head Coach, Paul Senior is a Deputy Head Teacher for an Academy of Schools in Sussex who has a wealth of experience working with young people.
Both Adam and Paul are coach educators for level one coaches in the southern counties – so you are in good hands here!
The Christmas Home Show !
Embrace the holiday season and join us on the December, 5th to an amazing night of boxing celebration!
CLICK HERE to watch the teaser for the show!
Tables for your company available – fish/chip supper with alcohol table service!
Tickets available now! Contact Adam on 07825684196 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your firm’s table.
Viewing only tickets £15 and £12 in purchased in advance. UoBrighton Students/U16’s £5
Callum ‘Knighty’ Knight win in Colchester!
Former British and Commonwealth Champion Lee Purdey presents Cal with his winners trophy AND best away boxer trophy!
Eastbourne Boxing Club raise over £1,000 for charity!
Thousands of people saw our Eastbourne Boxing Club boxers sparring and doing pad work in the town centre on Saturday 10th October. Using our just giving pages and many, many generous donations from the people of Eastbourne it was astounding to see how much we raised for St. Wilfrid’s Hospice. A fantastic day of charitable giving
and hard graft/training. 2 birds with 1 stone! It was great to get young kids up in the ring to do pads also and gently introduce them in this great sport of ours! Thank you also to Hillcrest and Fishersgate Boxing Clubs for their sparring and fund raising too!
Bantamweight Chloe Taylor lands the back hand in her close bout vs Forbers of Oakmead BC.
Eastbourne Boxing Club hosted the Junior development Championships Semi-finals south on Sunday 27th September, with 16 top flight bouts. Entering the ring to pounding music from set up podiums, the best up and coming boxers in the south did not let the crowd down.
The Skateworld venue saw clubs from all over showing what great talent the south of England has. Though there were may stand out performances, St Mary’s karol Itauma was particularly emphatic in his performance. The Middleweight used his southpaw jab to slide himself in to range before unleashing accurate backhands to the target, running out a points winner against the talented and game J.Buckland of Holland Park (Eastern Counties).
Easbourne Boxing Club to host the Southern England Novice Junior Semi-finals at Skateworld on Sunday 27th September 2015. Details to follow…..
The Club reopens on Tuesday 1st September for season 15/16. What a season it’s going to be!!!!
Haringey Box Cup 2015
Chloe Taylor wins her Semi Final. Kara Baah loses versus a strong Irish Opponent.
Another tremendous box cup comes and goes. Chloe Taylor wins against a very slick Irish opponent in the quarters on a split decision. Then loses a split to the eventual winner, Jay Dujan from Repton in the Semis. Great performan
ces in both bouts with very real progress been made tactically from Chloe ‘the wasp’ Taylor. Kara boxed a very aggressive Irish boxer who came forward relentlessly not letting her settle. Kara lost a unanimous decision but doing herself and the club very proud. We are already looking forward to next year’s tournament!
Flyweight Junior Eastbourne Boxer Callum ‘Knighty’ Knight wins again with another fine display on the Bexhill Open Home Show.
We are proud to announce that Eastbourne Boxing Club got a full spread in the England Boxing website!
Click above to read the full spread.
Southern Counties Ladies versus London Diamonds
Club Bantamweight Chloe Taylor to box live on tele! Follow this link from 2pm on Saturday 6th June
Home show at Skateworld
If you missed our home show at Skateworld, you missed one of the best shows ever seen in the south! With 13 top flight bouts, Eastbourne put their talent on display for the world to watch….full report to follow.
Don`t forget, we hold 4-5 shows throughout the season in various venues in Eastbourne and Brighton.
All of our boxers compete against boxers from all over the south of England.
We welcome any local business persons to sponsor individual bouts. Your name or the companies’ name will be read out by the MC prior to the bout.
Contact Adam Haniver on email@example.com or 07825684196 for ticket and bout sponsorship information.