Jack Bradshaw checks out the boxing facilities at City College Brighton & Hove
Britain boasts a sterling amateur boxing record in recent years, with the likes of Amir Khan, James DeGale and even the enigmatic Audley Harrison all winning Olympic gold.
So with 2012 fast approaching, a new generation of aspiring youngsters will be aiming to emulate their sporting heroes at the London Games.
Yet despite our success in both the amateur and professional divisions, boxing is still a sport that seems largely unavailable to the public. It remains a tabooed sport if you will, with relatively few boxing clubs readily available in comparison to those for the likes of football, cricket and rugby.
Fortunately for local Brighton youngsters, City College Brighton & Hove has bucked the trend and created a set of world-class boxing facilities, including an Olympic-sized ring.