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Smithfield Meat Market workers training at The Lion Club in HoxtonA Smithfields worker training for the charity boxing event at The Lion ClubOne of the young boxers from The Lion Club, HoxtonSmithfield Meat Market workers training at The Lion Club in Hoxton

The Lion Club

Boxing Photography
, 2012

Funded by Hackney Council, The Lion Club has been based in Hoxton, London, for the past 80 years. The venue provides a youth club and activities for young people and an average of 40 young people use the club every night.

I was invited to The Lion Club to document London's Smithfield Market butchers in training for a charity boxing event in March.

Arranged by Our Time Promotions, a total of fifteen market workers volunteered to train as boxers. The end goal was to perform at a charity boxing event in March to raise awareness for The Lion Club. Despite having no boxing experience, the Smithfields workers signed up to train for fifteen weeks and will step in to the reknowned ring at York Hall, Bethnal Green, on Friday 23rd March.

Learn more about The Lion Club