Boxing Gyms in Tulsa – Reviewed [Top 5 in 2024]

Looking to learn proper boxing here in Tulsa? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve reviewed the best boxing gyms in town and there are a handful of top places to train.

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My preference is always for those rare, pure, old school boxing gyms, free of ego, and full of passion for the sport. But sometimes I include the odd boxercise place because I know that not everyone wants the nitty gritty of actual combat.

Why listen to me: I’ve been boxing as an amateur for 6 years and trained in countless boxing gyms around the world from Seattle to Spain. I’ve learnt that picking the right gym can literally change your life and want to help you do the same. Learn more about me here.

PLEASE leave your own opinions and experiences about Tulsa boxing gyms in the comments at the bottom and I’ll continuously update this page to make it as useful as possible!

The 5 Best Boxing Gyms in Tulsa 🥊

1️⃣ The Engine Room

The Engine Room Boxing gym in Tulsa

  • Summary: a top class pure boxing gym for all
  • Address: 316 E 11th St
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Opening hours: M-F: 6am-7:30pm, Sa: 9:30-11:30am
  • Pricing: $105 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: beginners, competitive boxers, and everyone in between
  • Online: website, Facebook

The Engine Room is a pure boxing gym. The sort of place that lives and breathes the sport. That takes pride in coaching its members proper technique. And that has found the perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness.

Owned and operated by the highly experienced coach Aaron and his awesome team, The Engine Room is welcoming to boxers of all levels, whether you’re just starting out, or getting ready for competition.

They hold group classes 6 days a week, several times a day, so there should be a time to fit your schedule. As well as standard classes for adults, they have specialist kids classes, and sessions for those with Parkinsons.

The facility itself it top class. It’s got a warehouse-like feel to it, is very spacious, and full of all the training equipment you’d need, including two rings.

Undoubtedly one of the best boxing gyms in Tulsa. Highly recommended!

2️⃣ Team Lethal Boxing Gym

Team Lethal boxing gym in Tulsa

  • Summary: boxing gyms don’t get more authentic than this
  • Address: 5663 S Mingo Rd
  • Google rating: 5.0
  • Opening hours: M-F: 3-7pm
  • Pricing: $50 / month
  • Best for: intermediate boxers
  • Online: website, Facebook

I love the feel to this gym. It’s straight out of movie. The walls are covered in memorabilia. Everything feels a little old, but not in bad way. In a wise, experienced way. This is how boxing gyms should feel. This is the character you want.

They don’t do classes. It’s more a case of doing your own self guided workout with the bags and then get in the ring for a couple of rounds to work mitts with one of the coaches.

That being said, they’re super beginner friendly. If you come in never having boxed a round in your life, someone will show you the ropes and help you get started.

Lethal is run by former pro Cecil Pettigrew who in his prime was the fifth highest ranked middle-weight in the world.

Not only does he really know his stuff when it comes to boxing, but he is also an extremely kind and friendly individual who has created a family atmosphere here.

This gym is epic. I can’t wait to come back.

3️⃣ Forza Combat Sports

Forza combat sports boxing gym in Tulsa

  • Summary: a much-loved MMA gym
  • Address: 2121 N Beech Ave
  • Google rating: 5.0
  • Opening hours: M-F: 4-10pm
  • Pricing: $120 / month
  • Best for: those looking for variety in their combat training
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Only good things to say about this top quality mixed combat sports gym.

What stands out about Forza is the welcoming atmosphere (which can be hard to create in fighting gyms) and the quality of the facility. The place is spotless and all the equipment is in great condition.

Their focus is on kickboxing and Muay Thai but they do have several pure boxing classes throughout the week as well if you just want to stick with the Sweet Science.

Owner and head coach Leo has been on the local boxing scene for a while and is a very highly respected coach and individual. You’re in great hands here!

Whether you’re looking for fitness, fighting, or self-defense, you can’t go wrong with Forza.

4️⃣ Hurricane Training Center

Hurricane fitness center

  • Summary: a fun intense workout, but not combat boxing
  • Address: 11005 E 41st St
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: varied depending on the day, see website for more details
  • Pricing: n.a.
  • Best for: fitness junkies, beginners, and kids
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

Owned and operated by former UFC MMA pro, Gerald “Hurricane” Harris, Hurricane training center is one of the best places to get fighting fight in Tulsa.

Sure, it’s not quite a pure boxing gym, but there is a big emphasis on boxing here, with up to 3 boxing classes everyday to choose from. Bear in mind that it’s only open for classes, there isn’t any open gym.

The focus at Hurricane is more on the fitness side of things, although the classes do work on proper technique. But if you’re looking to spar and train for a competition then it probably isn’t quite right for you.

The workouts are fun, varied, and intense, and the atmosphere is electric. Everyone who steps into this gym comes away full of praise and quickly gets addicted!

5️⃣ 99 BXNG

99 BXNG gym in Tulsa

  • Summary: A great fun boxing-inspired workout but no contact
  • Address: 8245 S Harvard Ave
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: see website for specific class times
  • Pricing: $160 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: fitness fanatics and beginners
  • Online: website, Instagram, Facebook

99 BXNG is a high octane, great fun, murderously intense boxing work out.

If you want to punch bags while listening to loud music and getting shouted motivational lines at you by buff instructors then this is the place for you.

However, this is not a proper boxing gym in the sense that the only thing you’ll be hitting is the bag. There’s not much focus on proper technique and certainly no sparring. It’s hard to learn how to fight if you’re not actually fighting.

The energy here is great, the workouts are unrivaled, and the facility is top class. They also have five classes throughout the day to choose from so there should be a time to fit your schedule. But there’s no open gym so you just show up for the class that you’re booked into.

Definitely the place to go in Tulsa if you’re looking for a boxing inspired workout.

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How to pick a Tulsa boxing gym

  • Coaches – an experienced, motivating coach makes all the difference. Not just when it comes to improving your technique but also in encouraging you to keep coming back time and time again. Becoming a good boxer takes a long time and so it’s important you find a coach that you click with if this is something you want to do for many years. Reviews will often focus on coaches so try looking for those for some insights.
  • Convenience of location and class timings – this is key. My boxing gym is on the same block as my home so I have no excuse not to go almost everyday, even if I’m not feeling up to it. Finding a gym that’s close to home or work will make your life much easier and help to make going to boxing training a habit. The same applies to class timings, if you have to massively disrupt your day to get to a class because it doesn’t fit your schedule then you’re going to be less likely to go.
  • Gym focus – I don’t have a problem with boxercise classes, but make sure you know what you’re signing up for if you join one of these. Boxercise is very different than actually learning how to fight and getting sparring experience. If you truly want to learn how to box then you need to box. That involves punching other people and getting punched yourself.
  • Trial class – most boxing gyms will allow you to have a free trial class so you can get a feel for the place before you sign up. This is a great way of evaluating whether you like the coach, the energy, and the focus of the gym. Always worth asking for a free trial class if you’re not sure whether it’s offered.

How much do boxing gyms in Tulsa cost? 💰

  • Monthly memberships: There’s a huge range here from ~$50-150 per month. Most places offer unlimited classes to their members. Be sure to check for this.
  • One-on-one personal training: Depending on the gym, costs are around $40 per hour as a minimum.
  • Drop-in boxing classes for non-members: ~$15-$30 per class
  • Initiation fee: not all places make you pay one of these (and I’m not a fan of it) but those that do usually charge a one-off fee of $50-$100

12th Round 🔔

Tulsa isn’t brimming with boxing gyms but with the likes of the The Engine Room, Team Lethal and others, you have some great options to chose from to learning proper boxing here.

Happy fighting! 🥊🥊

“There are too many governing bodies. They’re all corrupt. I think they have replaced the old Mobsters with the kind of ‘corporate rule’ of boxing.”

Larry Merchant

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