Gumshield Boxing Gym

FROM FITNESS TO CHAMPIONSHIPS

Training at Gumshield will help you on your path to achieve your goals

Gym Summary

Gumshield Gym was founded in 2001 by Steve Barrett to use boxing as a means of keeping people fit, whilst teaching its values to improve lives.

From 2002 to 2014 it was also the training base of his son, former professional boxer Ryan Barrett, who during a 12-year pro boxing career won the International Masters, British Masters and English titles respectively, and WBU World title in the welterweight division.

MEET THE TRAINERS

Steve Barrett is the heartbeat of Gumshield Gym, and plays an integral part in the day-to-day running of operations.

With a carefully concentrated mix of discipline and care, Steve knows how to get the very best out of his clients, amateur and professional boxers. A stellar amateur boxing career with over 120 fights, Steve is a veteran of the sport with a wealth of knowledge to match.

Following his own exploits in boxing, Steve shifted his attention towards developing and fostering young talent at the grassroots of the sport through Eltham ABC, and after his son Ryan showed a keen interest at age seven, it was a certain project for the future. Steve devoted 24 years to his son’s boxing career, pitching in as his trainer, coach and corner man.

Gumshield Gym is a reflection of all the hard work Steve has poured into boxing over the past 30 years, and it is his undeniable passion for boxing that inspires those he trains, to fulfil their true potential.

Ryan Barrett’s life has been boxing. From the age of 7, it was an outlet that came naturally to him, flourishing in a hard-working environment at Eltham ABC.

As an amateur Ryan asserted his dominance, winning 60 of his 75 fights, as he took four national championships, as well as English and International titles respectively.
Toward the latter stages of his teens, it was becoming increasingly clear that a future in professional boxing loomed.

He made the transition into the professional game look easy, recording early wins over Gareth Wiltshaw, Jason Gonzalez and Martin Turner. And continued to grab attention throughout his career, as the likes of Amir Khan, Willie Limmond and Dierry Jean looked to test themselves against a higher calibre of fighter.

With 44 professional fights under his belt, Ryan recorded 30 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws – a proper record, where no opponent was avoided. With career highs including the destruction of Mark Alexander to win the International title, the overhaul of Femi Femetola to snatch up the English title and the trouncing of Jamie McKeever to claim the British Master’s title.

Ryan was also able to fulfil a childhood dream, winning the WBU World welterweight title in Germany, a fight made all the sweeter as he was able to avenge a previous defeat, in Geoffrey Munika.

Now retired, Ryan has shifted his focus towards the coaching and training side of the sport, following the same path as his father. He coached the Cayman Islands national team to various international medals, and qualified them for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where they performed well.

His time in the ring was cut short, but his time out of it will continue for many years to come. Having moved back to the UK, he has re-joined his father at Gumshield Gym to train and teach the sweet science.

THE PRO TEAM

Jordy Weiss

27-0 welterweight EU champion, french champion and number one contender for EBU.

Maxim Beaussire

29-3-1 EU champion, 2x french champion and 2x EBU title challenger.

Karim Aliliche

2x french welterweight champion and also beat former world champion Souleymane M'baye.

Ismael Francois Milad

7-1 middleweight making his way to the top the hard way.

Jake Henty

Multi national amateur champion went to junior European games making his debut soon.

Billy Jackson

3-0 Bromley’s hottest prospect.

Ohio Kain

4-3-2 most underrated super welterweight around.

Richard Samuels

A man who fights anyone anytime where.

Nathan Weise

13-6-2 welterweight

Djamel Dahou

15-0 14kos Super lightweight WBC youth world champion and African champion from Algeria

Montassir Lagzanay

'The Hammer', 2-0 The future super welterweight french champion

Jon Atehortua
Heavy weight champion

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Heavy weight champion

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