Why Do You Box?

On this page we ask some of our boxers why they come boxing and what they get from the sessions. After all it is the boxers that make the sessions and if you are thinking of joining us they are the best people to ask….

Name: Dan Pert

Weight: 69kg

Number of bouts: 6

Why you box: Training is hard, fun and pushes you to be better. fighting is exciting and always a good event.

Favourite boxer: Joe Calzaghe; he has an amazing record and uses good footwork and combinations.

Why you choose Ebc: Ebc is full of friendly faces and is the perfect place to learn good techniques and to get you fit and ready for competition.

Advice to young people looking to start boxing: Learn the basics well and stick with it even when it’s hard work!


Name  Jamie Gillett

Weight – 85kg

Number of bouts – 2 bouts

Why do you box? I box because I love the sport and the fitness.

Who is your Favourite boxer? – Mike Tyson. His speed and power and the way cus d’amato and boxing changed his life

Why did you choose EBC? Because they have a strong link with the university so I came to compete here.

Advice I’d give to a young person starting the sport – practice makes permanent


Name Fayed Miah

Weight 62kg

Number of bouts 0 Bouts – about to box soon

Why do you box? I box because it keeps me fit and gives me a chance to achieve something great in my life.

Favourite Boxer? My favourite boxer of all the time has to be Muhammed Ali because he was so great at what he loved. He won all his fights apart from 5 but then won the rematches apart from 1 which makes him so great.

Why you chose EBC? It was never my intention to start boxing until one of my friends told me to come to a session with him so I did, the session went really well. After that session I wanted to continuing boxing to get fit and maintain my fitness but then after a couple months the club got me to a stage of boxing which I’d never thought I’d get to, I wanted to start fighting for the club and now I’m fulfilling what I wanted to do and without the club I wouldn’t have got where I am today.

Advise to young boxers? If you want to start getting fit or competing EBC will make sure you get that. The coaches look after you and they respect you just like you respect them. Everything they teach is disciplined which is key.


Name Mubanga Chisanga

Weight 64kg

Number of bouts 12 bouts

Why do you box? I box because i love the sport. There’s always something new to work on- always fighters to steal maneuvers from, be it defence, offence, and controlling your opponents to create new openings.

Favourite Boxer? Floyd Mayweather – intelligent, fast hands and never waste energy.

Why you chose EBC?  I chose EBC because they taught me that there is a method to this madness. I speak for many others when i say I’ve learnt the art of boxing, nutrition and general exercise science at Eastbourne Boxing Club. There’s a great blend in personalities with the coaches. All honest, fair and strict when need be. The club is blessed with talent and friendly faces

Advise to young boxers? Make a record of your training. Stay ready. Stay loyal and listen to what people have to say.


Name : Reece Hinton.

Weight: I am 51/52kg but I’d like to fight at 49kg.

Bouts? None yet but hope to have my first one early next year.

Why did you start boxing? I started boxing because I was bored of karate and judo as we never actually fought/sparred.

Who is your favourite boxer? Anthony Joshua because he’s great to watch and seems like a nice person too.

Why did you choose EBC? Because we were going to try a few clubs but we went to EBC first and really liked it.

Advice I’d give to young boxers. Boxing is great fun and is good for discipline and fitness too.