Welcome To Sheffield Boxing Centre

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Welcome to the new SBC website. We've taken the time to gather all the relevant information you'll need to decide if want to get into boxing and included a little extra for those already involved just to keep you interested! Open since 1994, Sheffield Boxing Centre is spiritedly run by the former lightweight boxer Glyn Rhodes MBE and based in the Foundation Building on Burton Street, Hillsborough. The gym offers boxing and fitness classes for all abilities and age groups and has the facilities to accommodate numerous classes each day.

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Sheffield Boxing Centre, Amir Khan Ben OBrien
Sheffield Boxing Centre, Amir Khan Ben OBrien

Stand Up For Cancer

Ben O'Brien, an Ecclesfield native who trains with us at SBC, was recently given a massive surprise when visited by Amir Khan during training. Having battled with an aggressive form of bone cancer diagnosed back in 2011, Stand Up To Cancer arranged for Ben's hero to meet him in the ring. Since making the brave, life saving decision to have his leg amputated above the knee, Ben has since taken up boxing and is now setting his sights on the 2020 Paralympics. Following their sparring session Ben was commended by Khan, who said "Ben’s positivity and enthusiasm is infectious... It was an absolute honour to meet him and I wish him all the luck in the world in the ring and beyond." Read the full article at The Star.

“I couldn’t believe it when I saw Amir Khan walk through the doors, I thought I was seeing things. He’s a hero of mine and today has been amazing, I never thought I’d get to say I’ve fought against the mighty Khan. He’s shown me that nothing can get in the way if you really want something. Not even cancer!”

Ben O'Brien

Glyn Rhodes MBE Sheffield Boxing Centre
Glyn Rhodes MBE Sheffield Boxing Centre

Glyn Rhodes MBE

After dedicating an astonishing 37 years of his life to the sport of boxing, Glyn Rhodes has been awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours list by HRH Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to boxing and young people and all that he has achieved during this time. Since his retirement as a fighter in 1993, Glyn 'Showboat' Rhodes swiftly went on to earn his training, managing and promoters licenses and has since then brought countless aspiring young boxers through the ranks at his gym based in Hillsborough, Sheffield. Since the announcement of this accolade, Glyn has conducted interviews with BBC Breakfast and Sky Sports that can be seen at our video page. video page (not available currently on the mobile site).

“It is a tremendous honour and legitimises everything I’ve tried to do,”

Glyn Rhodes MBE

Sheffield Boxing Centre Boxing Against Bullying
Sheffield Boxing Centre Boxing Against Bullying

Boxing Against Bullying

We've proudly joined forces with The Star in launching a campaign to help the victims of bullying, supported by the NPSCC and former Sports Minister Richard Caborn MP. As a part of this initiative we've offered to give advice and assistance to anyone feeling vulnerable and will happily teach boxing to all those who believe learning the ropes would help. There's been huge recognition for this cause from a range of celebrities involved in the sport and alongside The Star we can only reach out further to those in need.

“There is absolutely no hiding place in boxing, it builds characters. It takes young people from all parts of society and helps elevate them and their expectations.”

Ex Sports Minister Richard Caborn