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This is the gym where the legendary heavyweight Ron Lyle trained (see his biography here). Lyle is most famous for his 5-round slugfest with George Foreman and the first 10 rounds of his fight with Muhammad Ali where Lyle outpointed Ali for those first 10 rounds. But Lyle is also remembered for the philanthropic work he did with underprivileged youth in Denver. Ron’s work earned his name as part of the Cox/Lyle Boxing Center.
The gym is very much active today.
The Denver Red Shield Cox/Lyle Boxing Center offers four types of boxing programs:
- Drop-In/Open Gym – Open gym is for anyone over the age of seven.
- Veteran Boxing – The Veterans boxing program offers 16 USA Boxing Certified instruction sessions. Participants also receive a workout plan, nutrition outlines, and the needed equipment. There is a one time registration fee of $25.
- Youth Boxing – Offers 16 USA Boxing Certified instruction sessions. Participants also receive a workout plan, nutrition outlines, dinner and the needed equipment. There is a one time registration fee of $25 to participate.
- Parkinson’s Boxing – Wednesday mornings from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM & Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. the gym is open to anyone with Parkinson’s to learn to box and to use the equipment. Boxing helps with focus, muscle tone, coordination, and helps retain higher mental function in those suffering from Parkinson’s.