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Welcome to Cheshunt Boxing Club's official blog where we post what's happening in the club. We'll let you know if there are any upcoming closures, shows, training time changes and more.

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Christmas Dinner Show Announcement

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (3)

Cheshunt Boxing Club will be holding their annual Christmas Dinner Show on Saturday 3rd December 2017 at the Cheshunt Club. This year, we will feature around 15 of the highest quality Amateur Boxing bouts, featuring some of Cheshunt's rising talents, as well as talent from further afield.

Guests will enjoy a lavish 3 course, waitress served meal which is served at 6.30pm prompt. Doors open at 6pm, with tickets costing £45 per person with tables fitting 10 people comfortably.

Spaces are extremely limited and we have had exceptionally high demand already, and as such we have added an extra 2 tables to our evening of boxing. As tickets go extremely fast, we recommend you speak to Head Coach Mark Bliss to arrange tickets ASAP. Contact details can be found by clicking here.

45th Anniversary Celebrations

Posted on October 1, 2017 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Cheshunt Amateur Boxing Club will be turning 45 this year! To celebrate this momentous milestone we are having an anniversary gathering on Saturday 21st October 2017 from 7pm til late

Since opening our doors, we have welcomed thousands of individuals through our doors and invited them into our club as a part of one big family. We have witnessed both young boys and young girls turn into grown men and women, nurtured peoples otherwise undiscovered talents and created several Professional Boxers, including an Olympic Champion.

So please, pop down and come and say hello for a chance to catch up with friends while celebrating 45 years of the Charlie Bliss Boxing Academy at Cheshunt ABC.

Summer 2017 Closure Announcement

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The Cheshunt Boxing Club will be closed from Firday 28th July until Monday 4th September in order for us to perform vital refurbishments to the gym. During this time all classes will be cancelled until the gym is reoperational in Spetember. If you need to speak to one of our coaches during the time we are closed, you can find our details on our Contact Us page.

We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, however we wish you all a well deserved summer break.. see you in our newly refurbished gym in September!

Summer Closure Dates 2015

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We will be reducing our opening times throughout July and August as a result of several coaches going away for a summer break. During this time, the gym will undergo yearly maintenance thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers. Below you can find a full list of all of our opening and closing times throughout the summer period.

*Please see below for our Nursery Classes Timetable.

July 2015

Monday 6th - OPEN

Tuesday 7th - OPEN

Wednesday 8th - CLOSED

Thursday 9th - CLOSED

Friday 10th - OPEN


Monday 13th - OPEN

Tuesday 14th - OPEN

Wednesday 15th - CLOSED

Thursday 16th - CLOSED

Friday 17th - OPEN


Monday 20th - OPEN

Tuesday 21st - OPEN

Wednesday 22nd - CLOSED

Thursday 23rd - CLOSED

Friday 24th - OPEN

The Boxing Club will be completly closed from Monday 27th July - Tuesday 18th August, to allow us to perform vital maintenance on the gym.

August 2015

Tuesday 18th - OPEN

Wednesday 19th - CLOSED

Thursday 20th - CLOSED

Friday 21st - OPEN

Our normal training times commence again from Monday 24th August onwards, with the exception of the Bank Holiday Monday (31st August).

*Nursery Training Times

Mondays - 6th, 13th, 20th July - OPEN as usual

Wednesdays - 8th, 15th, 22nd July - CLOSED

Then our normal closures, as shown above, come into play.

Once again, we are completely closed from July 27th August - Tuesday 18th August, and open again as usual from Monday 24th August.

If you are confused by any of these closures, or have a question regarding dates, please feel free to contact us. You can find our details here.

Cardiac Screening A Massive Success

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Our Cardiac Screening with CRY was a massive success. We screened over 60 people, with 6 people being flagged as potentially having a cardiac illness. These 6 people have been sent to specialists in London for further treatement.

Cheshunt Boxing Club will always be a supporter of CRY and will always encourage people to get their hearts checked out, as health should be everyone's number one priority.

Here's a report from The Mercury based on a cardiac screening with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) on June 9th.


More than 60 young athletes were tested in a heart-check drive held by an amateur boxing club.

Cheshunt ABC organised the push, in conjunction with national charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Of the 64 youngsters tested on Tuesday, four were found to have abnormalities.

The young people, aged between 14 and 35, were tested at the club's Albury Ride premises, with one young rugby player travelling from west Wales to get his heart checked.

The tests, which entail being hooked up to a monitoring machine, search for heart defects such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which led to the death of former Stevenage FC and Oxford United footballer Mitchell Cole in 2012.

The event is, in part, the brainchild of Steve O'Hara, a coach at the club whose own 15-year-old son got the all-clear when he was tested.

"It was very exciting and went really well," said Mr O'Hara.

"CRY themselves run an amazing service and they are so professional and proficient.

"We have had a couple of lads who have been referred for further tests, and if we had a few more people take up our offer we could have saved more lives."

His son, Stevie, who boxes at the club, said being tested and given the all-clear was "reassuring".

He told the Mercury: "It was quite surreal at first. You feel like you're in 24 Hours In A&E or something like that.

"I was quite worried, but it was over and done with so quickly and it was really reassuring."

Playing sport can increase a young person's risk of cardiac arrest if they have underlying heart issues.

According to CRY, mandatory heart testing for young athletes in Italy has reduced young sudden cardiac death by 90 per cent.

Mr O'Hara said he was disappointed that the team couldn't fill all of their 102 spots but that 64 was better than none.

He said: "It was like a conveyer belt, and if we did have any more, we would have struggled.

"We had a guy come from west Wales who said that this was his nearest one at the time.

"He left with a smile on his face."

Another young boxer who did the test is Kyran O'Neill, 20, who boxes in Welwyn GC.

"Cardiac tests are really hard to come across, you don't get them very often," he said.

"You only get one heart. At the end of the day, it's your health and it only takes ten minutes."

Recently, two Belgian footballers died after collapsing during play.

And in a high-profile incident, Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba was technically dead for 78 minutes after a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup match in 2012.