Video: 1954 footage inside the Thameside Amateur Boxing Club, in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
You may find mothers these days trying to drag their children out of a boxing gym! Bad move! Children who box find develop a discipline and respect like no other sport can give them, yes it is hard and sometimes brutal, but so can life be! I’m sure it never did these any harm! Please take a look at this video above from the British Pathe collection of historic material and the mothers in attendance who encourage there kids to box and even attend the gym with them, cheering them on as they box each other and even officiating the training sessions and helping out with gym duties.
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