About the Gym
On the 1st June 2009 famed boxing trainer and manager John Rooney Jnr. opened the doors to the first of the new generation of boxing gym, right in the heart of London, just a stone's throw away from London landmark Tower Bridge.
The facility, which is located in the building that formerly housed Gleason's Gym, London, has been fully refurbished from the ground up and features state of art boxing and training equipment throughout.
Whilst Rooney's Gym is primarily a boxing gym created for professional boxers and their coaching teams, John Rooney Jnr. is a firm believer that the facilities should be available for all pugilist arts exponents, regardless of age or experience, and as such has enlisted the services of world class coaches who have the experience to assist anyone, whether professional, amateur or those that just want to box for fitness, to achieve their goals.
John Rooney Jnr is one the UK's most highly respected and talented professional boxing coaches. His impressive coaching CV is a veritable who's who of championship winning boxers such as Manuel 'Mantecas' Medina (WBO/WBC/IBF Featherweight World Champion), Steve 'Celtic Warrior' Collins (WBO Super Middleweight World Champion), Richard 'The Secret' Williams, (IBO/WBF Light Middleweight World Champion) Wayne 'Pocket Rocket' McCulllough (WBC Bantamweight World Champion), Bruce 'Lionheart' Scott (WBU International Cruiserweight Champion), Howard 'The Battersea Bomber' Eastman (European Champion) and Martin 'Mac Man' Lindsay (British Featherweight Champion).
Besides being a British Boxing Board of Control licensed trainer, John is also a licensed agent and manager. His current stable of boxers includes; British Featherweight Champion Martin 'Mac Man' Lindsay, former British, Commonwealth and WBU International Cruiserweight Champion Bruce 'Lionheart' Scott, Darren 'Mr R&B' Hamilton, Ben 'The Entertainer' Day, Karol 'Dr' Ozimkowski, Vinny & Scott Woolford, Ian Timms and Paul Lowe.
Angel trains individuals and groups of all ages and experience levels from complete beginners to more advanced. In general, sessions start with brisk warm-ups, then move onto drills with and without pad work, focusing on speed and power. Combination boxing techniques are also mixed in with shadow-boxing, footwork drills and proper use of techniques in front of the mirror under Angel's supervision will make a big difference to the quality of your training experience.
Angel's years of experience and his common sense training ethos in boxing and fitness will definitely put you on the right track to achieving your goals in these areas. It's up to you how far you'd like to take them, whether it's purely for fitness and health or to take it to the next level!
Terry Edwards MBE is without doubt British amateur boxing's greatest and most successful coach of all time. Terry started his stellar England and Team GB career in 1986 as London region coach, he was promoted to Senior National coach in 2001, Performance Director in 2005 and in 2007 became Great Britain Head Coach in 2007.
Over the years Terry has guided the cream of British professional boxing, such household names as current Super Middleweight World Champion Carl 'The Cobra' Froch, undisputed Cruiserweight World Champion David 'Hayemaker' Haye and Lightweight World Champion Amir Khan, through their amateur careers.
During his reign as England and Great Britain coach Terry has taken his illustrious charges to three Olympic games, five World Championships, five European Championships and three Commonwealth Games.
His first class coaching and leadership skills netted five Olympic medals, Gold for Audley Harrison (Sydney 2000) and James DeGale (Beijing 2008), Silver for Amir Khan (Athens 2004) and Bronze for David Price and Tony Jeffries (Beijing 2008) as well as a World Title for Frankie Gavin.
In 2004 Terry was voted UK sports coach of the year and four years later, after masterminding Great Britain's most successful Olympic Games campaign since 1956, was deservedly awarded the MBE in the New Years Honours list 2008 for his services to sport. Whilst not quite the same cachet as being awarded an MBE he also received a special award from the boxing sports writers in 2008.
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