HOW IT ALL BEGAN
THE BIRTH OF BODY AND SOUL
The Birth of Body and Soul Gym
The owner of this notorious boxing gym Mr Roger Brotherhood from Mansfield started boxing at the young age of 12 and had had his first bout at 17, winning his first 9 bouts with ease most by KO.
He went on to have approximately 60 amateur bouts winning all but 7. He won several open class titles in the Midlands before finally turning pro managed by by fellow successful boxer John Ashton.
He won 5 out of 7 with one being questionable.
He retired young to focus on his business Body and Soul Gym.
Body and Soul Gym was established in 1994 in a small unit in the market town of Warsop. Roger the discovered 2 vacant floors above the Handley Arcade shopping centre in the centre of Mansfield and with the help of his boxing manager Roger officially opened Body and Soul Gym at its current address in 1996.
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