High School Boxing Team

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 21:22 Jeff Perry
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Team Info & Highlights

CHB - Team Photo - 2012 NY EventThe Cincinnati High School Boxing Program (CHB), one of only two official high school boxing programs in the country, was established in 1996 at Moeller High School before moving to Cincinnati Fitness & Boxing in 2010.  It is open to students in grades 7-12 (boys & girls) from any school in the Cincinnati area.  The objective of the program is to provide a safe and organized forum to learn Olympic-style boxing.  CHB has had boxers win amateur tournaments such as the Regional Golden Gloves and compete in National Golden Gloves and the Junior Olympics.  Amateur boxing is safer than professional boxing, due to the specific rules (emphasizing points rather than damage) & protective equipment worn.

In a typical season the team consists of approximately 25-30 students from 12-15 area schools, including Badin, Colerain, Elder, LaSalle, Madeira, McAuley, Moeller, Oak Hills, School for the Creative and Performing Arts, St. Xavier, Turpin, Walnut Hills and Withrow.  Boxers compete based on age, weight, skill & experience.  Training includes strength and conditioning, boxing technique and sparring.


There are no tryouts for the boxing team.  All students, male and female, in grades 7-12 from any area school are welcome to participate.  No experience is necessary.  Beginning boxers are trained in the basics starting with stance and movement, proper defensive techniques and instruction on how to land a full range of scoring punches.  Athletes participating in other fall sports are welcome to join when their season ends, as boxing is an optimal cross-training sport to improve core strength, cardiovascular conditioning, agility & coordination.

Practice Schedule

The season runs from September through early February.  Practices are held at CFB and typically run 3-4 times per week from 4:00-5:30pm with additional open gym times.  We realize not all kids can make every practice due to school and other obligations and that is not a problem.  Off-season training during the summaer is available for team members as well.

Competition Schedule and Post-Season

Competitions typically include one or two local intramural shows in which team members compete against each2010-2011 Team Photo other, usually in Dec and/or Jan.  The season culminates with a competition against Aquinas Institute from Rochester, NY in early Feb.  The two teams alternate years traveling to the other’s city.  For the 2016-2017 season, we will be hosting the event in Cincinnati.  There is no required off-season program, however, opportunities are available to continue training at Cincinnati Fitness & Boxing year-round and to compete in amateur boxing events such as Golden Gloves, the Ohio State Fair and other local events.  Competing is purely optional, the team is also open to those who are interested in learning the sport of boxing and training with the team, but do not want to compete in the events.

Coaches & Contacts

The team is coached by USA Boxing certified boxing coaches with many combined years of coaching and competing at both the amateur and professional levels.  There are typically multiple coaches present for all practices.  For more information about the team, please contact coaches Jeff Perry (513-417-2463, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Kenny Christo (513-515-6397,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).  You can also find additional information on the website www.CincinnatiAmateurBoxingClub.com or on Facebook "Cincinnati High School Boxing", Instagram "CinHighSchoolBoxing" and Twitter "CHB_UC_Boxing".

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