Serious boxing gyms in the South Bay Area?

Micro Focus / Eng Whiskr
Jul 3 14 Comments

I want to learn how to box and possibly compete in amateur boxing tournaments in a few years if I get good enough. There’s a lot of gyms here that treat boxing as a fun fitness workout and I’m not interested in that, would like serious training sessions. There’s a few places that look interesting like The Contenders Gym and Relentless Boxing but I’d like to see what people here recommend.

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  • Amazon mkskd
    Amazon fullfiment centers. Along with boxing, u get taping, filling and forklifting.
    Jul 3 3
    • I would pay to see underground Amazon fulfillment center fight club...does that make me a bad person?
      Jul 3
    • Amazon mkskd
      Nope, as long as the price is right.
      Jul 3
    • Paysafe VGWs80
      Amazon Prime Club
      Jul 3
  • Go train in Oakland it worked for Adonis Creed...seriously though I agree with the dude above. Boxing is a sport for those with nothing to lose and they will fucking murder you if they get a whiff of your status. Some people would probably literally punch way harder than they should to put you in your place. I am basing this off of getting off early for the 4th, 2 beers and being a Rocky fanatic...I own the whole fucking series on Laserdisc, VHS, DVD, Blu-ray and 4K lol so take that with a grain of salt. I just feel like a serious trainer isn’t going to take you seriously or just fluff you up for money. Boxers start young in hard scrabble surroundings worldwide.
    Jul 3 5
    • Micro Focus / Eng Whiskr
      OP
      I’m confused. Who’s going to punch me based on my status? The people I’m sparring with the gym? It’s not like I’m gonna walk around the streets telling everyone I’m a boxer.
      Jul 3
    • Serious boxers are not rich or well educated your sparring partners will kick your ass.
      Jul 3
    • Micro Focus / Eng Whiskr
      OP
      Bro I’m talking about the South Bay here. Most people going will be other engineers. The serious boxers aren’t going to be sparring with a newb anyway.
      Jul 3
    • I’m just saying I don’t think a serious gym that’s going to prepare you to win exists in the south bay...boxing isn’t a gentleman’s club sport
      Jul 3
    • Micro Focus / Eng Whiskr
      OP
      I should clarify that by serious gym I mean something that treats boxing more seriously than a causal fitness workout and actually has people sparring and training hard. I’m not looking to go pro.
      Jul 3
  • Google trumpelosi
    Why? If you are a software engineer (like most people on blind) your head is your meal ticket and will be the prime target for anyone you spar with. You might consider doing BJJ or something without so many head shots...
    Jul 3 1
    • Micro Focus / Eng Whiskr
      OP
      To learn self defense and because it’s fun. I used to do martial arts and recreational backyard boxing so I’m not exactly afraid to get hit. I doubt all the other software engineers at the gym are killers who’ll put me in the hospital lmao
      Jul 3
  • Microsoft
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  • WorkSpan morfys1
    Try Peninsula Boxing in Redwood City. The coach is very good and technical, and the gym is registered with USA Boxing. https://yelp.to/qTKq/dh097wmw2X
    Jul 3 0