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“Iceman” John Scully New Boxing Trainer to UFC Gym Winter Springs

Date Line 12/17/2013 (Winter Springs,Florida)

UFC Gym Winter Springs is pleased to announce former world-ranked professional light heavyweight boxer “Iceman” John Scully as the new head boxing trainer. Scully started the position on November 11th of this year and leads amateurs and athletes alike in daily boxing classes at the gym.

Scully has been boxing for over thirty years, turning professional in 1988 before finishing his career in 2011 with a 38-11 record. He considers defeating World Amateur Champion Darin Allen to qualify for the 1988 Olympic Trials as his greatest career moment.

Since the completion of his boxing career, Scully has achieved great success as a professional trainer, helping to guide four boxers to world championships, including WBA Junior Middleweight Champion Jose Antonio Rivera and and Light Heavyweight Champion “Bad” Chad Dawson. Scully has been viewed as an important part of the success of Dawson, first training him for three successful fights in 2004 and 2004. The pair reunited in 2011, when Scully trained Dawson in his biggest professional career win in a fight against legendary champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins.

Scully has also been widely acclaimed as a columnist for Britain’s Boxing News magazine, and he has been featured on ESPN News several times.

In a promotional video discussing his new role as head boxing trainer for UFC Gym Winter Springs, Scully said, “I’m here everyday, and I’m willing to train anybody.”

“We’re working on building up a team, not just of boxers, but of well-conditioned people — housewives, lawyers, everyday people, athletes, even in other sports — people who want to branch out.”

UFC Gym Winter Springs was formerly LA Boxing. UFC Gym acquired the well-known franchise earlier this year to bring its “Train Different” philosophy to LA Boxing’s established and elite facilities. UFC Gym is the first major brand extension of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Open seven days a week, the gym offers daily classes in boxing, kickboxing, MMA, Muay Thai and more with advanced and private training available. Gym members may also work with certified UFC Gym personal coaches for faster, longer-lasting results than training alone.

UFC Gym Winter Springs is open to people from all walks of life who want to improve their fitness level, gain greater dexterity and speed and boost performance, along with athletes who want professional training and the ultimate fitness experience.

Those not currently a member are encouraged to stop by the gym or visit the website to sign up for their first class for free.

“I invite you to come down and try out a class,” Scully said. “I’ll audition for you. I’ll train you for an hour and you tell me what it feels like.”


UFC Gym Winter Springs
1425 Tuskawilla Road Ste. 209
Winter Springs, Florida 32708
(407) 696-9269

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