On the corner of Bellwick and West Liberty Street, bells rang as Harrison Boxing Club opened its doors
"I know Dale Harrison personally, what a great guy to have a boxing gym here...this is great for the community, especially for the youth.", said Rick Hernandez, Hubbard Township trustee.
Dale Harrison, a former boxer himself, and a trainer under Jack Loew at Southside Boxing Gym says he's doing it for the love of the sport.
"The whole building is based on my extra income so I try to keep the memberships at the absolute bare minimum.  I don't profit nothing off of this," says Dale Harrison, owner of the new boxing club.
Harrison tells 21 News the non-profit organization's proceeds will go to the city.  He purchased the building about a month ago, he and his family, along with other members of the community wasted no time getting the non-profit organization up and running.
"Between going and getting and assembling the ring and getting everything else ready it was under a month.", said Jacob Marshall of Comprehensive Construction, and a sponsor.
Whether you're looking to compete or join a boxing fitness class, there's a spot for you
"If you're looking to compete I believe it's eight or nine at the lowest, all the way up, you have the master league division so if you're older, above 35, 36, you can still compete.", Harrison added.
Gym Hours
Tuesday-Thursday: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
(11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) - Boxing fitness
If you're interested, you need to register through United States Boxing and register with Harrison Boxing Club.   Dale adds that you need to bring your own gloves, and gym shoes.  Wraps are available for purchase.