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Saturday

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Sunday

10.00am-4.00pm

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ADDRESS

Hall Farm
South Moreton

Oxfordshire

OX11 9FD

IN THE PRESS

Exhibition by Picasso might knock you out

 

Boxing club partners up with gallery to show art in an unusual setting.

 

Oxford Mail

March 2018

Punchline!

 

Looking for an exciting way to get fit in 2017? Liz Nicholls talks to John Houston of South Moreton Boxing Club about how to pack a punch in 2017

 

Round & About

January 2017

Lissenden holds on to title

 

Regional super middleweight champion Lissenden defended his title against previously unbeaten Jake Heasman.

 

Didcot Herald

5th October 2016

Skop punches way to dominant win

 

Darius Skop produced a dominating performance to record an emphatic win over tough rival Jody Meikle.

 

Didcot Herald

29th June 2016

Deadly Darius is a big hit at famous York Hall

 

Darius Skop made it six wins out of six to continue the explosive start to professional boxing.

 

Didcot Herald

2nd March 2016

New champion Lissenden is targeting more success

 

Didcot super-middleweight Gavin Lissenden believes the best is yet to come after claiming his first major title.

 

Herald

17th February 2016

Doctor braves the ring for mental health cash

 

Dr Andrew Molodynski, a psychiatrist, is in training for the bout to raise money for mental health charity Restore. PM Cameron donates port in support.

 

Herald

2nd December 2015

Doctor braves the ring for mental health cash

Oxfordshire's Ringmaster

 

Stuart Macbeth talks to the person behind the area's first white-collar boxing club.

 

Oxford Times

27th August 2015

Oxfordshire's Ringmaster

Ex-champ in a knock-out show at club

 

Tim Witherspoon visits SMBC

 

Didcot Herald

2nd October 2013

 

Ex-champ in a knock-out show at the club

Stripping Off…

 

Naked Calendar that really packs a punch!

 

Oxford Mail

17th December 2012

Naked Calendar that really packs a punch!

Charity knocked out by boxers’ calender

 

Club’s first nude calender proves a big hit…

 

Wallingford Herald

28th December 2011

 

Charity knocked out by boxers’ calender

Four wins out of four for South Moreton MMA Team

 

The South Moreton Martial Arts team secured four victories out of four bouts at the “Back in the Cage” event at Andover.

 

Wallingford Herald

30th November 2011

 

Four wins out of four for South Moreton MMA Team

Boxers’ knockout show for the heroes

 

Club raises more than £16,000 in a year

“South Moreton Boxing Club raised more than £7,000 for wounded servicemen at last month’s charity show.”

 

Wallingford Herald

2nd February 2011

 

Boxers’ knockout show for the heroes

Rumble at the Regal in Wallingford to have first women’s fight

 

“TWO women from South Moreton Boxing Club will step into the ring in public for the first time to raise money for injured troops.”

 

Oxford Mail

22nd November 2010

 

 

Rumble at the Regal in Wallingford to have first women’s fight

Fight night for heroes raised £7k for wounded Riflemen

 

“BOXERS from as far afield as Chicago put on their gloves to raise cash for soldiers wounded in Afghanistan.”

 

Oxford Mail

1st June 2010

 

 

Fight night for heroes raised £7k for wounded Riflemen

Boxers hit out to support soldiers

 

“AN ACCOUNTANT, a teacher, and a psychotherapist will all take to the boxing ring to raise money for soldiers wounded in Afghanistan.”

 

Oxford Mail

23rd May 2010

 

 

 

 

Boxers hit out to support soldiers

Christmas Cracker Rumble fight night is best yet at Wallingford

 

“Hundreds of supporters packed into The Regal at Wallingford to cheer on amateur fighters at South Moreton Boxing Club’s Christmas Cracker Rumble.”

 

Emily Allen, Wallingford Herald

7th December 2009

 

 

 

 

Christmas Cracker Rumble fight night is best yet at Wallingford

Boxers get ready to rumble for kids

 

“A FIGHT night featuring policemen and salesmen arrives in Wallingford for a one-off fundraising bout next weekend.“

 

Dan Hearn, Oxford Mail

27th November 2009

 

 

 

 

Boxers get ready to rumble for kids

Roll Up For A Knockout Weekend

 

“Tom Fordyce is on a romantic getaway with his girlfriend at a beautiful Oxfordshire farm. So why are his knuckles bleeding?”

 

Activity Break, Observer Escape Magazine

14th Jun 2009

 

 

 

 

Roll Up For A Knockout Weekend

John Houston Interviewed on Radio Oxford Morning show

 

Radio Oxford

17th June 2009

 

 

Pancake fun saved from knock–out

 

“Wallingford’s pancake race has been saved from a knock–out after a boxing club stepped in.”

 

Wallingford Herald

Front Page

21st Jan 2009

 

 

Pancake fun saved from knock–out

Club’s help for tots

 

“Oxfordshire’s only white-collar boxing club raised more than £700 for a pre-school”

 

Wallingford Herald News Article

12th June 2008

 

 

Club’s help for tots

 At Last I’m Back In The Ring

 

“What about my husband and children, my friend asked. Surely I would like to stay alive long enough to look after them?”

 

Mrs Moneypenny

FT

17/18th May 2008

  

 

​At Last I’m Back In The Ring

Knock–out Boost

 

“White-collar boxers faced screaming fans as they entered the ring to raise thousands of pounds for charity at a special fight night.”

 

Emily Allen

The Wallingford Herald

10th January 2008

 

 

Knock–out Boost

They’re ready for the Rumble at the Regal…

 

“Boxers have been limbering up this week in preparation for the bigget fight night of their lives.”

 

News article

The Wallingford Herald

6th December 2007

 

 

They’re ready for the Rumble at the Regal…

Look out – They’re ready to rumble …

 

“Professional boxer Mickey Steeds climbed into the ring at South Moreton’s white-collar boxing club to show club members how to fight.”

 

The Wallingford Herald

News article

27th September 2007

 

 

 

Look out – They’re ready to rumble …

Boxing club’s knock-out effort

 

“BIG-hearted boxers have handed over £4,400 to charity.”

 

The Wallingford Herald

News article

26th July 2007

 

 

 

Boxing club’s knock-out effort

Know What I Mean?

 

“Claire has a special interest in developing the presence of ladies who wish to get fit, but are finding traditional gym membership is not necessarily the answer.”

 

Round & About Magazine

Alex Watt

July 2007

Know What I Mean?

Are you ready for a right Regal rumble?

 

“Twenty ‘white-coller’ boxers from south Oxfordshire are preparing for a showdown at a special charity fight night.”

 

Chris Buratta

The Wallingford Herald

22nd March 2007

 

 

 

Are you ready for a right Regal rumble?

What’s the use?

 

As a believer in the survival of the fittest, Mrs M ponders the point of parakeets and husbands

“Back home in South Oxfordshire … I spend part of every weekend at the South Moreton Boxing Club”

 

FT Magazine, Mrs Moneypenny

10/11th Mar 2007

 

 

What’s the use?

Auction Guests Pack A Punch

 

“A signed portrait of Mike Tyson and gloves autographed by Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn were among lots at a charity auction … organised by the owner of the Box-Fit gym in South Moreton.”

 

The Oxfordshire Weekly, Front Cover Story

27th November 2006

 

 

Auction Guests Pack A Punch

Knock-out Sum Raised at Charity Night

 

“Special guests at the evening, which raised £4,600 for the charity Kids Enjoy Sports Now and AFC Wallingford, were former world champions middleweight Alan Minter and flyweight Charlie Magri.”

 

Wallingford Herald, General News

23rd November 2006

 

 

 

Knock-out Sum Raised at Charity Night

It Beats The Hell Out Of A Day Job

 

“Boxing is the greatest leveler of all, and it replaces with a new vitality every ounce of pretence and corporate arrogance that it strips away.”

 

Sunday Times

Alex Wade

6th September 2006

It Beats The Hell Out Of A Day Job

John’s On A Mission To Keep Us All Fighting Fit

 

“John Houston recently set up Box-Fit PT in South Moreton, near Didcot, offering people an alternative to the gym in the form of whitecollar boxing.”

 

Oxford Times : In Business Magazine 

Andrew Smith

June/July 2006

 

 

John’s On A Mission To Keep Us All Fighting Fit

A new fighting chance to get fit

 

Gym gives locals the chance to hit back

“Box-Fit PT is the first dedicated whitecollar boxing club outside London.

“It will give office workers the chance to train like professional fighters, without necessarily getting hit.”

 

Wallingford Herald, Chris Buratta

25th May 2006

 

A new fighting chance to get fit

Fight Your Way Into Shape

 

“The gym was the brainchild of boxing trainer John Houston and was officially launched by former World Flyweight champion Charlie Magri.

 

 

Chris Buratta

Oxford Mail

19th May 2006

 

Fight Your Way Into Shape
Box For Fitness

Box For Fitness

 

“I’ve tried gyms but found them boring. Things are changing though – I have recently taken up Whitecollar Boxing! This is the training that professional boxers undergo, but without the need to get into a ring and fight an opponent.”

 

Round & About Magazine, Alex Watt

July 2006

 

 

 

 

Posh Boxing’s G-Lovely Jubbly

 

“[John’s] Decision to open the first whitecollar club outside London came about when he became tired of the commute from Wallingford

“The club has been approached to help Wallingford’s rugby and football teams in their pre-season training”

 

Sports Page, South Oxon Courier Journal

18th May 2006

 

 

Posh Boxing’s G-Lovely Jubbly

Mrs M Discovers that violence can be the answer to boring keep-fit regimes

 

“Thus at 9am on the early May bank holiday I was climbing through the ropes, hands wrapped in bandages and tape, to thump the hell out of the pads held up to me by John Houston.”

 

Bout Time, Mrs Moneypenny, FT Magazine

13th May 2006

 

 

Bout Time

Get Ready To Rumble

 

“‘The Rumble At The Regal’, at Wallingford’s Regal Centre, is in aid of South Moreton’s church and primary school, and Helen and Douglas House hospices in Oxford.”

 

Oxford Mail

Chris Buratta

14th March 2006

 

 

Get Ready To Rumble
Charity knocked out by boxers’ calender