Gym helps Ben to give back

A NEW boxing gym in Skegness has opened, with owner and professional boxer Ben Lawler hoping to ‘give something back’ to the local community.

The gym, on Victoria Road, Skegness, has been open for a couple of weeks, and has already received an influx of members through its doors.

There are a number of group events, such as kids boxing sessions and ladies boxercise.

Ben, who left the army to pursue his boxing career and has since turned professional, told the Standard he wanted to give something back to the area he has grown up in.

He said: “I hope the opening of the gym helps prevent kids from hanging around on the streets, and I really want to bring boxing back to Skegness”.

The gym is ABA affiliated and anyone is welcome to join. For further information, contact 07951 042739.