A boxing club in Whitchurch has just acquired one of the ‘biggest and best punchbags’ in the world that weighs more than a former heavyweight champion.

The Fort boxing club in Whitchurch, which teaches the sport for children ages four to fifteen plus will now have a new punching bag weighing more than the six foot five inch former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.

The owners of the club have said that they are delighted that “one of the world’s biggest and best punchbags” will be part of their standard equipment.

Rotary Whitchurch covered the cost of a five-foot Geezers Elite ‘super heavy’ gel-lined bag which weighs in at a hefty 250lbs.


The club is run by former soldier and head coach of the 2nd Battalion the Rifles regimental boxing team Daniel Bailey.

Mr Bailey Joined the army back in 2010 and during his 12 year service took up boxing became the Brigade Lightweight Boxing Champion.

He went on to be part of the England Boxing Talent Pathway coaching cohort and “worked and coached alongside some of the best coaches and Amateur boxers in the country.”

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But made the decision to open a club to develop grassroots talent by opening the Fort Boxing Club which opened last year.

The Rotary’s president Graham King and Community Services chair Phil Leigh dropped into a training session to see what head coach Dan Bailey describes as “one of the best high quality performance punchbags on the market.”

Graham and Phil added that “the Fort Boxing Club is not only building a premier reputation in the sport but its work with young people in Whitchurch goes far beyond boxing and well into social, health and character-building skills of which the town has every right to be proud.”