Metrowest Boxing is a full-service Boxing facility that teaches the "Sweet Science" to both beginners and advanced students. Douglas Glazier, a resident of Hopkinton, MA is a Network Television Cameraman and longtime Boxing Coach and Coordinator of the Ashland PAL Youth Boxing Program. He has had many amateur, exhibition, and pro/am boxing matches and was a finalist for the Boston area auditions of the very first season of "The Contender" reality TV show on NBC, with Frank Stallone (Sly's brother), Sugar Ray Leonard and Emanuel Steward from Detroit's famous Kronk Boxing Gym. Mr. Glazier still competes regularly and has a record of 28-and-3 and is a member of the Mass. State Police Boxing Team. He is currently teaching Boxing classes at several Metrowest area gyms. He has worked as one of the Boxing Coach/Trainers at the Natick Boxing Club, the Framingham Boxing Club, the Hudson PAL Boxing Club, and the Ashland PAL Boxing Club, where he has worked with several top amateur and professional boxers, including Danny O’Connor, the 3-time National Champion who boxed for the USA at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and is now a Professional Boxer. Mr. Glazier worked as Coach/Trainer for the Demogenes Boxing Team in Haverhill and still currently teaches group boxing classes here in the Boston Metrowest. Has been a longtime supporter of amateur youth Boxing Programs and is a Deputy Boxing Commissioner for the Mass. State Boxing Commission, as well as a USA Boxing Judge / Referee / Official…..and a Level II certified USA Boxing Coach.
I enjoy seeing students progress and become proficient at the sport of Boxing. Not only is it a great workout, but you will develop a valuable skill set....knowing how to defend yourself is important and a skill that EVERYONE should have!
Doug is an excellent teacher! He explains the combinations he wants you to do well and he is very patient. I entered the ring with prior experience but he taught me new techniques which was awesome. I had a class with him on Monday night and I am still sore! It has been one of the best workouts I've had. Doug is very knowledgeable and passionate about boxing which is exactly what I was looking for. I am looking forward to training with him and entering some exhibition fights in the future!
I have greatly enjoyed my experience learning to box with Doug Glazier. Doug is a gifted teacher. Whether you are looking to get more fit, gain confidence in your ability to defend yourself, or learn to be a skilled boxer, Doug tailors his teaching to your goals, skill level, and needs.. Like all superior teachers, your goals become his goals and he genuinely takes a great deal of pleasure in your success. He is a lifelong boxing fan and you will also learn a lot about the sport and its history if that interests you. Boxing is also an amazing whole body workout and the classes will definitely help build strength and conditioning. Doug is a talented boxer himself. I am always impressed by his special skill and remarkable endurance. Highly recommend!
Kicked my ass. Learned alot not only about boxing but myself. Boxing is challenging and that's why I love it. Doug is a great coach and not only taught me the ins and outs of boxing, boxing techniques, but he also made it enjoyable. He kicked my ass hahaha highly recommended!
I've been wanting to take boxing lessons for the last few years....I tried one local gym and wasn't very impressed. I found Mr. Glazier through someone in the boxing community and have been so happy with his coaching abilities and temperament. Boxing is a great way to get in shape and it's FUN too!
New students come to my Boxing Gym and we begin with the fundamentals of the sport....Stance, Hand Position, Balance, Footwork, Punch combinations, etc. Sessions are typically one hour long and you will workout intensely. Not only is it fun and great exercise, but you will come away with a valuable skill set.q
I have been a longtime supporter of amateur youth Boxing Programs and am a Deputy Boxing Commissioner for the Mass. State Boxing Commission, as well as a USA Boxing Judge / Referee / Official…..and a Level II certified USA Boxing Coach.
I started Boxing in the Navy as a teenager and have continued throughout my entire adult life. I've competed at many local events and was a finalist for the Boston area auditions of the very first season of "The Contender" reality TV show on NBC, with Frank Stallone (Sly's brother), Sugar Ray Leonard and Emanuel Steward from Detroit's famous Kronk Boxing Gym.
I've worked with kids as young as 8 years old all the way up to my oldest student -- a 77 year old gentlemen who really developed well. I teach BOTH men and women, and teach Self-Defense classes as well.
I was a finalist for the Boston area auditions of the very first season of "The Contender" reality TV show on NBC, with Frank Stallone (Sly's brother), Sugar Ray Leonard and Emanuel Steward from Detroit's famous Kronk Boxing Gym.
Find someone who has considerable experience in whatever sport you are pursuing.....experience goes a LONG way in sports and in business, so seek out the most experienced coach you can find.
Is this something you really want to do? Are you passionate about it? Are you willing to work hard and take instruction. Boxing, like golf and other skilled games, involves precision and technique....it requires discipline and dedication.