A KnockOut Victory!
1st December 2015
Tyson Fury wasn’t the only boxer making waves on Saturday: right here in Glasgow, KnockOut — Scotland’s first LGBT boxing club — met for their first training session!
Wind and rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the budding boxers who attended and were put through their paces by Boxing Scotland’s Joe Brannan. Those spirits were even higher by the end of the session, which saw them work on their stances, develop their footwork and don gloves to hone their jabs on punchbags and pads.
‘This was my first time boxing,’ stated participant Dylan Kiel. ‘I thought it might be really intimidating, but it was very relaxed and enjoyable because everyone was in the same boat. The instructor was great, too. I’m definitely keen to carry on.’
Knockout’s founder, Ewan McPherson commented: ‘This has been a great, promising start. Attendance has been really good — despite the weather — and it’s been fantastic to see everyone enjoying themselves.’
The next session will be taking place on Saturday 12th December. If you’re keen to learn more or take part in the next session, visit Knockout — The Glasgow LGBT Boxing Group Facebook page here and get signed up.