Boxing Beyond Barriers

Sunday, April 14, 2024
by Toni Pankaluic

Boxing... you might think boxing is a sport that’s only about punching and KO'ing your opponent in the ring, which offers nothing more than entertainment. Well, Gareth Williams a former professional boxer and owner of The Boxing Shop gym in Salisbury, Brisbane sets out to prove that thinking wrong.

Through a mentorship program he established, Boxing Beyond Barriers... Gareth uses boxing as a way of transforming disengaged and troubled youths lives around South East Queensland schools.

4ZZZ’s Toni Pankaluic interviewed Gareth Williams, head of the program to find out more.

For a deep dive...

Any schools or youth behaviour centres who would like to get involved with the 'Boxing Beyond Barriers' program, visit the website. You can also follow Gareth and The Boxing Shop (TBS) on InstagramFacebook and Youtube, and see the latest happenings in his gym, TBS fighters’ latest bouts, and more.

Toni Pankaluic

Toni Pankaluic is a Journalist and contributor to Brisbane Line