TWO years ago, we went to visit Gateway Boxing Club when it was in a far corner of Corringham just near the Eastern Garage. You thought you were in a farm. You were in a farm! The club (as you can see from our previous films) was like something out of Rocky. Tight, crowded but full of determined boxers.
Coach Mark Bates dreamed of a better club.
On saturday, that day arrived when the new Gateway Club was officially opened in Lampits Hill. Former English Heavyweight Champion, John McDermott plus Colin Dunne joined the team to celebrate the dawn of an exciting new club.
The new facilities are fantastic and the team committed to getting boxers off the street and producing a crop of future stars.