Big news for boxing in the North West of England as MGM Manchester has been launched under the watchful and knowledgeable eye of Johnney Roye. Roye has ran a gym in Preston for some years now, a move that was inspired by his Father.
The gym houses a range of fighters from novice amateurs to elite professionals. All members of the gym feel the warm and welcoming atmosphere when they enter, an atmosphere I have experienced first hand. Head coach Roye is ecstatic with the official link up with MGM and I asked him how it came about.
“I first met Daniel and Anto out in Spain through going away with my family on holidays. I went in to the gym and eventually I started helping out holding pads for some of the fighters in the gym at the time. The relationship grew and grew naturally to the point where we have manage to unveil MGM Manchester for our professional setup. The MGM team as a whole have inspired me to press on and make the most of what we have here and continue to achieve success”.
Along with a successful amateur gym which includes National Amateur Champions of its own, MGM Manchester houses classy professionals, ranging from prospects to established fighters. The gym is home to former three time World Super Featherweight Champion Malcolm Klassen, World Title Challenger Tshifhiwa Munyai, as well as top class prospects such as former Irish star Declan Geraghty and undefeated Ashley Peyton as well as many other top class prospects and established pros. All these fighters will be involved in a top class show from Preston’s Guild Hall in February.
“With the help of MGM we have manage to move venues to the biggest and best venue in Preston, The Guild Hall. On the show we have four title fights that we will be announcing which will include domestic and international titles, that will include fighters that are based at MGM Manchester”.
The gym itself is unrecognisable from what it once was and is a facility that would rival any gymnasium you could enter. From an excellent management and promotional setup to world class sparring and a family atmosphere, it is all under one roof at MGM Manchester. It is unquestionable that exciting times are coming for Johnney Roye’s team at MGM Manchester.