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MISSION


Making Champions and Good Citizens

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MISSION


Making Champions and Good Citizens

Portland Boxing CLUB

The Gym is open to everyone: competitors and non-competitors, male or female, young and not-so-young.  We do prefer a minimum age of 12 years.  Boxers in training for a bout are the coaches' top priority.
 

We have all necessary equipment.  Members are required to purchase handwraps and a mouthpiece . Gym equipment includes a variety of boxing equipment such as an 18X18 ring;  heavy bags;  speedbags;  double end bags;  uppercut bags; a weight room and treadmills.
 
All individuals are different and progress at their own pace.  All members will start at Beginner Level Workout (no contact until coaches agree that the individual is ready and competent for light contact).  New members need to make an appointment for the first session.  After that, they may come in as many times during the week as they wish.

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OUR FOCUS


The mission is simple:

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OUR FOCUS


The mission is simple:

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CHAMPIONS ARE MADE


  

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CHAMPIONS ARE MADE


  

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STAFF


All Coaches are certified by USA Boxing

 

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STAFF


All Coaches are certified by USA Boxing

 

Bob Russo

COACH

Completed the Elite Level coaches Clinic at the Olympic Training Center Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1997 -- Certified Level 3

Selected 14 times as coach for Team New England

Selected twice as coach of Regional Team #1, Lake Placid, New York (which includes N.E., N.Y., and NJ. for National Championships)

Selected as Coach of the Year for 1995, 2003, 2005 & 2010 For Northern New England Golden Gloves which encompasses ME, NH, VT, & upstate NY and for  2008 USA Boxing New England

Selected as coach for US  Boxing Team (USA vs. England), London, England in 2000

Executive Director New England Golden Gloves 

Executive Board Secretary Golden Gloves of America 

2013 Inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame 

National level experience includes: 

National P.A.L. Championships in Dallas, Texas 

7 U.S. Boxing Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado; 

1996 Olympic Trials in Oakland, CA; 

1996 Olympic Box-Off in Augusta, Georgia; 

22 National Golden Gloves Championships in Lowell, MA, Denver, CO, Detroit ,MI, Reno,NV, Kansas City, MO, Chattanooga, TN , Hollywood, FL ,Salt Lake City, Utah, 

Little Rock, Ark, Indianapolis, IN, Port Charlotte, FL, Mesquite, NV and Las Vegas, NV. 

2000 Eastern Olympic Trials, Scranton, PA; 2007 Eastern Olympic Trial, Cocoa Beach, FL 

2 Ringside World Championships, Kansas City, Missouri 

Promoted over 100 boxing shows 

Created and directed 15 Northeastern Regional Boxing Championships 

Tournament Director 5 USA Boxing New England Championships 

Tournament Director 6 New England Golden Gloves Championships 

 

 

SKIP Neales

Long Time Assistant & Trainer

 

Coach Bob Russo

Skip Neales

Video


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Video


When: Fall 2013 Where: Portland Maine Boxing Club Location: Portland//Maine Media: Video Salt Institute for Documentary Studies