Fitness | Training | May 31 2018

Gym trial – 12×3

Training with Darren Barker
Darren Barker
Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

WHAT do world champions do when their time in the spotlight has faded?

If you’re Darren Barker, the former IBF middleweight champion of the world, you open a high end boxing gym. The 12×3 gym looks perfect. It’s inspired by Repton, Barker’s famous amateur gym, and has that club’s famous slogan ‘No guts, no glory’ emblazoned on the wall. Quality coaches train all comers (you can train in small group or private sessions), including Barker himself.

The former world champion put Boxing News through our paces when we came to check out the gym in Aldgate (he’s just opened a second branch in Paddington).


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