Having a chat with... Duffy Boxing

Duffy Boxing is one of the latest businesses to call East Wick + Sweetwater home. We caught up with founder Ciaran Duffy to find out more about the boxing gym and what visitors can expect.

Hi Ciaran, it’s great to welcome you to EW+S! Tell us more about Duffy Boxing

The idea for Duffy Boxing was initially discussed during a conversation with my friend Chris Kenning during the Covid pandemic. We then formed Duffy Boxing, with plans for both a physical gym and an online counterpart.

In the gym we offer the chance for everyday gym goers to be coached in a top-class boxing facility by high level professional coaches. The gym offers classes at every level, from beginner right through to more advanced sparring classes.

Within our first twelve months we’ve added legendary former boxing champions and Sky Sports presenters Johnny Nelson and Spencer Oliver to the team.

Visitors can expect an authentic, high-energy and friendly atmosphere in the gym. Boxing gyms can often come across as intimidating places for non-boxers and for this reason it is hugely important for us to create a friendly and enjoyable experience for everyone that attends our sessions.


How did you get into boxing?

I have been in and around boxing for as long as I can remember. My father was a former amateur champion as well as an amateur and professional coach, and the sport was ingrained in me from a young age.

I boxed as both an amateur and professional for 20 years, winning national championships in both codes and boxing internationally in many different countries around the world.

As a professional boxing coach I have trained boxers at every level, including championship boxers. I’ve been lucky enough to corner boxers in British, Commonwealth, European and World championships fights.

I am also a level 3 personal trainer and have been active in the fitness industry now for over 15 years.


What do you like about your new space at EW+S?

I absolutely love EW+S and the surrounding area. I always wanted to have a friendly community feel in my boxing gym and I really love the vibrant and diverse atmosphere that this area exudes. It’s full of interesting and creative people and I really believe it’s a perfect fit for my business.

The gym space is the perfect size – not too big, but big enough to have a high-level boxing facility without losing any of the authentic boxing atmosphere that can be found in a professional boxing gym.

I’m really looking forward to the boxing gym becoming part of the local community and also producing high level professional boxing champions that can hopefully be a further source of pride and inspiration to the surrounding area.


To find out more and to book an introductory session, visit: www.duffyboxing.com