The last few times I've visited LA, I've had the privilege of getting my butt kicked in boxing and sparring with an English former professional boxer who won a bronze medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics, was a 7 time national champion boxer, and was undefeated in the sport all the way up to his 2012 retirement.
His name is Tony Jeffries, and in this episode, you get to tune in as Tony descends upon my home in Spokane, WA to podcast in my own backyard – just after our sparring session in my basement and workout on my home obstacle course.
Originally from Sunderland, England, Tony Jeffries moved to Los Angeles, California after being forced to retire from his career as professional boxer due to hand injuries.
It was in LA that Tony met business partner, Kevan Watson. The pair started teaching boxing classes on Santa Monica Beach for which demand grew so much that the two are now proud owners of two of Southern California’s most prestige boxing gyms, Box ‘N Burn.
Ranked number 1 gym in California by Men’s Fitness Magazine and named number 1 boxing class in LA by Time Out magazine, Box ‘N Burn provides clients – which for Tony, now includes the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Travis Barker, Tim Tebow and singer/songwriter Skyler Grey – with a highly effective, unique workout, teaching them real boxing technique through 1-on-1 mitt work. World-class athlete turned businessman, Tony, is also co-creator of the Box ‘N Burn Academy – the world’s number 1 boxing fitness and certification course for Personal Trainers and fitness enthusiasts.
Tony shares his motivation and passion for both business and boxing through his weekly Box ‘N Life podcast. Hosted with Head Trainer of Box ‘N Burn Santa Monica, Glenn Holmes, the two have featured notable names from the worlds of business, fighting, and the arts on the show, including Gary Vaynerchuck, Dan Pena, Chris Shifflet and Brendan Schaub to name a few!
During our discussion, you'll discover:
-What Tony thinks about the upcoming Connor Mcgregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight…[8:10]
-How common TBI's are and if Tony has had to deal with concussions/concussion repair…[13:50]
-What the training regimen of a professional boxer looks like…[21:20]
-What the physiological requirements of boxing are…[33:00]
-How the box n' burn sessions work…[36:15]
-Tony's recommendations to anybody who wants to step into the ring and fight…[43:00]
-What got Tony into boxing in the first place…[47:10]
-How Tony came to be undefeated…[48:10]
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Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Tony or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
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