Tamworth Boxing Club
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Tamworth Boxing club enjoys 'Olympic boost'

A boxing club in Staffordshire has said a rise in interest since the London Olympic Games has led to a "constant stream" of new people trying the sport.

Tamworth Amateur Boxing Club has been able to double the size of its gym after being given a £48,000 grant by Sport England.

Coach Alan Keest said: "We've got the advantage of having three rings where before we only had one."

Dr Jonathan Grix, from the University of Birmingham, believes people will have to "wait a little longer" to judge the scale of any Olympic legacy as it is common to get "a spike of interest" after a major sporting event.

  • 25 Jan 2013