PHOTO TEST: Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Grand Opening in Tukwila

by Ronnie Estoque

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Mayweather Boxing + Fitness hosted the grand opening of their new location in Tukwila on April 16th. Community members gathered to witness the story as the store became the 50th location in the United States. The event featured remarks from various stakeholders involved in the development, including Seattle Southside Andrea Reay, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, and Jennifer Young, Studio Director. An opening song titled “My Own” was sung by local artist Flourish, followed by a ribbon cutting.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is an American boxer and promoter known for his combination of speed, power, and technical skill. He holds an undefeated record of 50 wins. Mayweather Boxing + Fitness offers a variety of classes and studio offerings for people of all boxing levels and advertises “an inclusive, high-intensity fitness experience.”

As reported in the emerald last July, boxing became increasingly popular and accessible in the South End. Earlier this month, the emerald also covered Boxing’s first annual Memorial Showcase honoring Willie Briscoray, or “Coach Bumblebee,” who mentored young fighters to help benefit the local nonprofit Treehouse.

Community members stand in front of the Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Tukwila venue during the opening ceremony. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Photo depicting a black and white photo of Floyd Mayweather boxing behind a neon sign that reads "Mayweather Tukwila Estd.  2022"
Wall art depicting boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in the new Tukwila Boxing Gym. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Photo showing Flourish in a leopard print top and white fringe pants performing outside Mayweather Boxing + Fitness.
Flourish, a local artist, performs his debut single “My Own” at the grand opening ceremony on April 16. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Photo shows Jennifer Young speaking into a microphone outside the Mayweather Boxing + Fitness gym in Tukwila.
Studio Executive Jennifer Young shares her opening remarks at the Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Grand Opening Ceremony. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Photo depicting two rows of punching bags with a black and white portrait of Floyd Mayweather staring down the middle of the rows.
A portrait of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather fixes a row of punching bags at the new gym in Tukwila. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Photo depicting a row of opponent's black bags.
In addition to punching bags, boxing dummies (technically called “body opponent bags” or BOBs for short) are featured for training. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)

Ronnie Stoke is a freelance photographer and videographer based in South Seattle. You can follow his work by visiting his website.

📸 The featured image: Tukwila’s Mayweather Boxing + Fitness team celebrated its grand opening on April 16 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)

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