SPORT: Is it time to give amateur boxing a revamp?

Amateur Boxing in the UK is mainly centred around working class areas of towns and cities, which is perhaps why Liverpool consistently produces top class pros such as Callum Smith, Tony Bellew and many more.

But whilst our professional boxers are rightly widely celebrated, often overlooked is the great work that amateur clubs do in the first place, by offering underprivileged kids a safe place to go, learn a sport and stay off street corners.

Watch above as our Matt speaks with Peter Barrett of Big Red Events.

Run mainly by volunteers, amateur boxing clubs often scrape by to make ends meet. That’s where the FUTURE’S BOXING comes in. The brain child of Peter Barrett from Big Red Events, the FUTURE’S boxing series aims to help put on high-profile amateur boxing events that will appeal to the corporate market – and put much needed funds back in to local boxing gyms.

The FUTURE’s Boxing Series will rebrand the look and feel of amateur boxing and produce an inspiring experience for young boxers across the region, with the intention of staging FUTURE’s events around the major cities of England. Their two pilot events will take place in two of English boxing’s heartlands, Liverpool and Manchester.

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