Fighting school moves to the Copper Box
Barry McGuigan Boxing Academy has announced it will move to the Copper Box at Stratford's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The lease was signed with GLL, the charitable social enterprise that operates the arena during the first week of the new venue opening.
BMBA founder and former World Featherweight Boxing Champion Barry McGuigan said: "We are incredibly excited to be a part of the on-going legacy of the London games and to be situated within this prolific venue is a real privilege.
"We are pleased to be able to demonstrate our commitment to continue to build and develop on the momentum we have created within the communities surrounding the QEOP."
Mixing exercise with numeracy and literacy, the academy runs two programmes funded by the London Legacy Development Corporation in Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest called Boxing for Health and the Happy Hearts Primary School Health Programme. Its programme delivery hub and head offices will be based at the venue.