Extract from the Telegraph…..

While Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua sit at the top of the boxing food chain, earning millions of pounds for their exploits during an era of defining heavyweight fights, spare a thought for the 1,055 grassroots community boxing clubs in the country which have zero funding.

Governments overlook positive role the sport plays in the community – almost every boxing star began their career at grassroots club.

Two reports from Westminster from a leading lecturer in criminology revealed that 90 per cent of these clubs are to be found in the country’s poorest, most deprived areas.

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