By Community Reporter Kasia Guzowska
The site of former cafe on Filwood Broadway is soon to be the home of a new boxing supply shop selling “anything to do with boxing” – from equipment to fitness supplements.
Fight n Fit store will be run by Knowle West resident Rob Dent and his business partner Martin Davis, who already own a shop of the same name in Kingswood.
Knowle West’s Fight n Fit will have a grand opening at the beginning of September – with those attending given the opportunity to meet and take photos with an ex-professional boxer.
Rob says: “Knowle West has a long history of boxing legends and it is still widely popular here. We decided to Open Fight n Fit in Knowle because we wanted to put something back into the community.”
The business partners are currently in talks with big boxing names such as Frank Bruno, Nigel Benn and Kim Whetherspoon and will be holding signings and providing photo opportunities. Fight n Fit will also stock celebrity memorabilia signed by professional boxers available to purchase in the store.
The shop aims to appeal to the youth with the addition of an Arcade Boxing Machine – and a prize of £50 to whoever can score the highest on the punching bag.
Rob says “We would like to try and help the kids get off the streets and into a boxing gym, Knowle West has some of the best boxing gyms in the country, and it’s about time we try and help them out as a community.”
Fight n Fit is at 41 Filwood Broadway and has a grand opening event planned for Saturday 2 September.