When you think boxing, it may be natural that images of Rocky and Mike Tyson are the first things that pop into your head. However, the machismo often associated with boxing couldn’t be further from experience members have at Luyando Boxing in Champaign. As head coach Nelson Luyando explained, the location not only gives people of all different skill levels a unique way to work out, but also offers a community which pushes one another to be constantly improving physically and mentally. Watch our video below to see what goes on behind this charming store front nestled on Locust Street in Midtown and how it came to be. 

Photos and video by Steven Pratten


Luyando boxing is loacted at 219 S Locust St. Champaign.