The story is fiction, but the bruises are real.
Boston filmmaker and Emerson College professor Amy DePaola is wrapping up production on a feature-length movie based loosely on her own story of redemption in the boxing ring. […]
When you think of boxing, you think of men: Floyd Mayweather. Manny Pacquiao. Muhammad Ali. Ray Robinson.
Beyond Ronda Rousey — an unquestionable mainstream star — women rarely come up in conversation when it comes to combat sports. […]
Meet Abraham Nova, our newest addition to the Peter Welch’s Gym training staff, and the current #1 Ranked Amateur Boxer at 141 lbs. in the entire nation!
With nearly a decade of boxing experience, Abraham’s résumé is rivaled by very few fighters as young as he is. At just 20 years old, Nova already has over 120 amateur fights on both the national and international level. […]
South Boston, known as Southie to its natives, is one of the toughest neighborhoods in the nation. For a group of dedicated young men who live there, boxing is not only a pastime – it’s a lifeline. Still, over the past 20 years, the sport’s popularity has been declining dramatically. In The Fighters, gym owner and former fighter Peter Welch enlists the city’s top trainers in the fight to revive boxing in Boston.
Determined to bring boxing back, Welch formulates a plan to revitalize the sport: […]
Ten-year-old Bobby Delaney is a good baseball player, and he’s been taking karate and judo lessons since he was 4. But he likes boxing best of all.
“I just like competing,” he says with a big smile. “I like beating people up.”
Kids like Bobby, who was a winner in the 95-pound weight class at a Silver Gloves youth exhibition in New Bedford in December, are the future of a sport that has been in decline for years. South Boston’s Peter Welch is looking for more […]
Seven students at Peter Welch’s Gym took their newly learned boxing skills and participated in a three-round, USA Boxing sanctioned event in the Boston area, benefiting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Thanks to Matt Casey for the video production. […]