Victoria’s Capital City Boxing has teamed up with local veteran boxing coach and president of the Greater Victoria Amateur Boxing Association, Chris Jones, to start a new amateur boxing program out of the gym.
“This will be the only Amateur Program running out of the City of Victoria right now although there is one in the western community,” says Sandy Ibrahim, owner of Capital City Boxing. “I’m thrilled to have Chris’ expertise head up the team and look forward to a great year. Chris and I come from pretty different backgrounds, but we are both excited about how well we work together.” Jones, who is in his 60’s, started boxing in his teens and Ibrahim, 40, took it up 5 years ago training out of Cappy’s Gym in Seattle. “We look forward to developing a team of boxers that can compete with other Island boxing clubs as well as those elsewhere in B.C.”
Besides offering a place for amateur boxers (ages 11 and up) to train, the gym also provides boxing training for fitness and recreational boxers, where Ibrahim says, “you can train like a boxer, but not bleed like one.”
Fitness Boxing has become recognized as one of the top trends of the decade and continues to draw a wide clientele due to the positive results of increased cardiovascular health, strength, self confidence, and stress relief.
Capital City Boxing is located at 506A Alpha Street in the industrial district in Burnside. Visit www.ccityboxing.com or call 250-386-UBOX (8269).