Happy 50th Birthday LONSDALE!
22nd April 2010
Tucked away in the heart of Nottingham lies a a gym that became centre stage on 25th March 2010 as three of Britain’s greatest current boxers (Carl Froch, James DeGale & Tony Jefferies) descended upon it to celebrate the launch of Lonsdale’s 50th anniversary year.
The celebrations kicked off with a Lonsdale Challenge between the boxers, consisting of five 30 second tasks – most punches, skipping, sit ups, power jumps & shadow boxing, giving all the boxers a opportunity to show what they’ve got. What followed was a masterclass in boxing exercises with Tony Jefferies coming out as the winner.
After the challenge the boxers came out of the ring to talk to the exclusive group within the four walls of the gym & URN Sport was lucky enough to catch up with James DeGale (Beijing Olympic Middleweight Gold medalist) & Tony Jefferies (Beijing Olympic Light Heavyweight Bronze medalist)
Interview with James DeGale:
Interview with Tony Jefferies:
Unfortunately we were unable to get an interview with Carl Froch due to the fact that he is in a strict training regime and had to be back in Sheffield within the hour! However do not fear our very own Ali Hill was able to catch up with him last week: http://www.urn1350.net/blog/sportshow/2010/03/carl-froch-interview .
Overall it was a great event to celebrate an iconic boxing brand that has survived the test of time, look back over boxing history and there will always be – and long may it continue – LONSDALE London.