Syracuse University Boxing Club

April 27, 2015 - 1:18am
An SU senior narrates her own experience at the competition and describes the feeling of stepping into a ring.

The days leading up to the USIBA Boxing Nationals were tiresome. Some days I would go to the gym at noon, workout for an hour, go to class, go back to the gym, run a few miles, then do a two-hour boxing workout. Other days, the team focused on sparring, or shadow boxing. It basically started to consume my life, even showing up in my dreams.

But training was nothing like stepping into the ring for the first time. You train for months, but you only have six minutes in the ring to prove yourself.

January 18, 2013 - 12:00am
The Boxing Club brings students from different backgrounds under one roof for fitness, fun and learning.

Joseph Stray decided to start the Syracuse University Boxing Club when he realized there had not been an active club since the 1950s. He poured the knowledge from eight years of boxing into coaching.