Celebrating Black History Month

We love reveling in the craft of Boxing and it's rich history. As the final day of Black History Month, today seems a fitting time to acknowledge the contribution of so many great African-American boxers. We encourage all to learn more about the many important historical figures to have graced the ring, starting with the first African-American World Heavyweight Champ and arguably the greatest: Jack Johnson.



The Shadowbox community celebrates the man known simply as "The Greatest".

We encourage everyone to find inspiration in his determination and let his legacy live through us all.

Legends never die...


RIP Nelson Mandela

“I did not enjoy the violence of boxing so much as the science of it...I was intrigued by how one moved one’s body to protect oneself, how one used a strategy both to attack and retreat, how one paced oneself over a match...My main interest was in training; I found the rigorous exercise to be an excellent outlet for tension and stress. After a strenuous workout, I felt both mentally and physically lighter. It was a way of losing myself in something that was not the struggle. After an evening’s workout I would wake up the next morning feeling strong and refreshed, ready to take up the fight again.”

Nelson Mandela
Long Walk to Freedom, 1994