Trainer Profiel: Abraham Nova

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. […]

Boxing’s Knockout Punch

ESPN conducted with scientists from the United States Olympic Committee to rank and compare the overall difficulty of 60 different sports. I don’t think there will be many surprises when everyone sees which sport came out on top. […]

The Fighters on Discovery Channel

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: […]

Boston Globe Story: Fighting For A Comeback

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 […]