Former heavy-weight champion to run March Break boxing camp in Oakville


Published February 14, 2023 at 5:22 pm

Former Canadian Olympic super-heavyweight gold-medal winner Lennox Lewis and his League of Champions Foundation are teaming up with Oakville's JTI Boxing for a March Break boxing camp. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Young Oakville boxers will have the opportunity to learn from three-time world heavy-weight champion Lennox Lewis during March Break.

The former Canadian Olympic gold-medal winner and his League of Champions Foundation are teaming up with JTI Boxing to develop the “next generation of champions” at a boxing camp from Mar. 13 to 17.

The camp will be open to youth between the ages of 11 and 17.

Hosted by Lewis, young boxers will receive intensive development in the sport along with life skills.

The theme of the camp is “Resilience.”

“Your child will learn skills to adapt and cope with challenging situations to improve their mental health while learning the art of boxing,” said JTI on its website. “The boxing program is curated and designed by Lennox Lewis training system and the team adheres to the method. An expert boxing team executes our programs.”

The camp is limited to 40 spots and costs $275 per person before Mar. 3 and $300 after.

Each youth receives a free set of boxing wraps and a camp t-shirt.

Camp for boxers ages 11 to 13 will run from 8 a.m. to noon, while those 14 to 17 years of age will attend from 1 to 5 p.m.

To register, visit here.

Proceeds from the go to the League of Champions Foundation which provides funding to help underprivileged kids in Jamaica attend camps.

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