Olympic gold medal winner Nicola Adams' historic boxing win has inspired Newcastle women to pick up the gloves and get in the ring.
What was once seen as a male sport has been opened up to a whole new audience following the Olympian's success at London 2012.
Clive Gibson from F.I.T Club has been training women since the 1980’s, making him the first in the North East to open his doors to women and train them to fight professionally.
He says: "I began training woman regularly starting classes in the 90’s and it got very busy then but then it started to taper off.
"The Olympics is going to open up a huge market and we’ve had phone calls every day since the amazing performance by the Team GB girls."
Women from across the city already train at Clive’s gym every day, some for fitness and some hoping to take it to the next level.
With the added impact of the Olympic boxing legacy attitudes towards boxing are set to change across the region.
Clive said: "The mentality of the older coaches wasn’t challenged but that was because there were never ever women boxers.
"But now that boxercise has come about and women can feel the fitness from it then they’re moving onto the next level, which is boxing training.
They feel the benefit of the training and then the next step is sparring and competing."
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