Boxing: Dale Youth aiming to reopen at new premises in Ladbroke Grove in August after Grenfell Tower fire

PUBLISHED: 13:00 27 June 2017

The latest news from the local boxing scene (pic: David Davies/PA Images)

The latest news from the local boxing scene (pic: David Davies/PA Images)

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The latest news from the local boxing scene

Dale Youth are hoping to reopen in August following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower by moving to new premises in Ladbroke Grove.

“We were based at the foot of Grenfell Tower and it had been our home for the last 15 years,” said Dale Youth coach Mick Delaney.

“We have to keep things in perspective: there were a lot of people in the building that lost their lives when we talk of our gym.”

The famous boxing club started the careers of James DeGale and George Grove, both now reigning world super middleweight champions.

Dale Youth also gave a start to the explosive 19-year-old heavyweight Daniel Dubois, a former ABA junior champion who lost just five of his 70 amateur bouts.

Since turning professional with promoter Frank Warren, Dubois is unbeaten in three fights, with all wins coming by way of KOs.

Dubois’ next contest takes place on July 8 at the Copper Box against an opponent still to be confirmed.

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