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UP AND BOXING – The Yukon Boxing Club’s nine-month season has begun and the head coach is encouraging anyone interested to come out and give it a try. Boxers were at it Wednesday, ducking under the ropes strung across the ring.

Club welcoming all who might want to give the sport of boxing a shot

The Yukon Boxing Club is kicking off it’s season and the head coach says all are welcome.

By Whitehorse Star on September 14, 2018

The Yukon Boxing Club is kicking off it’s season and the head coach says all are welcome.

Jess Staffen said they fired up last week with their first workout and they’ll be continuing right through until the end of May.

Those who might be thinking of trying out boxing and exercising – really exercising – their cardiovascular system should just come out, he said.

Staffen said there’s no need to feel intimidated or anything like that.

“Just come on out,” said the head coach. “Be ready to work, and you probably are going to be sore after. But don’t be deterred by what you see in the movies. Safety is our number one priority.

“Our doors, our athletes, are always open to new boxers. It’s a friendly place.”

Staffen said their club membership was at about 50 boxers last year – half men and half women.

There were about 26 at Wednesday’s workout, on a 50-50 split.

He said they’re hoping to bring a couple of boxers to the Canadian national championships in Victoria next summer.

The club trains at Peak Fitness every Monday and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30.

Staffen pointed out TSN did a comparison of difficulty between different sports and they found boxing to be number one.

“If anybody is feeling a intimidated, I encourage them not to be, and come and give it a shot.”

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