Boxing Gyms in Dallas – Reviewed [Top 9 in 2024]

Dallas boasts some of the best boxing gyms around, with top-notch facilities and world-class trainers. With places like Maple Avenue and Dallas Fight Club, you’re spoiled for choice.

Let’s take a look:

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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 Dallas boxing gyms in the comments at the bottom and I’ll continuously update this page to make it as useful as possible!

The 9 Best Boxing Gyms in Dallas🥊


1️⃣ Maple Avenue Boxing Gym

Maple Avenue Boxing Gym Dallas

  • Summary: Real deal true boxing gym
  • Address: 2525 Butler St (Uptown)
  • Google rating: 4.6
  • Opening hours: M-T: 12pm – 8pm, F: 12pm – 7pm, S-S: 9am – 1pm
  • Pricing: $90 / month
  • Best for: beginners, pros, and everyone in between
  • Online: website, Facebook, Instagram

Of all the great boxing gyms in Dallas, Maple Avenue stands out above the rest. It has lived and breathed the Sweet Science since it was founded back in 2009 and is often used by pros when they are in town.

Don’t let that intimidate you though, it is welcoming to boxers of all abilities and ages, and has a great kids program too.

Its members praise the enthusiastic and experienced coaches, as well as the spacious and clean facilities. Maple Avenue meets you at your own boxing level and builds you up to where you want to be.

At just $90/month it’s great value or you can get a day pass for $25 if you’re just in Dallas for a fleeting visit. Expect to sweat, they don’t the use the aircon much, and rightly so. Boxing isn’t meant to be comfortable. 

2️⃣ Dallas Fight Club

Dallas fight club in Dallas

The Google reviews for Dallas Fight Club are insane. There is not a bad word said about it. Seriously go check them out. Someone said they’d give it 20 stars if they could.

Members mostly rave about Coach Nick and how he prioritizes proper boxing technique while making the classes engaging and physically intense. 

There are 3 to 4 boxing classes each day for you to choose from in the morning, at lunch time, and in the evening. The classes feature traditional boxing & conditioning drills with bag work and partner drills. 

The facility itself looks awesome with plenty of equipment and space. I would love to train here regularly. Up there with the best boxing gyms in Dallas, without a doubt. 

3️⃣ 10th Street Boxing

10th Street Boxing Gym Dallas

  • Summary: Private classes only at this hidden gem 
  • Address: 2120 W 10th St (Bishops Arts)
  • Google rating: 5.0
  • Opening hours: n.a.
  • Pricing: n.a.
  • Best for: those wanting one on one coaching
  • Online: no website! Call Jay: +1 214-462-0886

I can’t find a single bad word said about 10th Street. It has over 150 5* reviews on Google with most focusing on the passion, experience, and welcoming head coach and owner Jay who has trained world champions in this gym.

People talk of his wisdom and boxing intelligence that transcends boxing training and into other aspects of life. Boxers of all levels are welcome here and Jay ensures that your class is perfectly tailored to you and your objectives.

Unlike other boxing gyms, it doesn’t look like 10th Street offers group classes (which I think is the only downside here). Instead you have to book private classes with Jay

This place has been around for 30 years and is so focused on pure boxing that it doesn’t even have a website so it’s hard to find details about pricing and opening hours. 

4️⃣ TMack Elite at Hidden Gym

TMack Elite boxing dallas

Hidden Gym is principally a standard workout gym but is also the home of TMack Elite Boxing training.

With 4 boxing classes every weekday under the expert guidance of head coach Tony Mack (former member of the USA National Boxing Team and national champion), you’re guaranteed to get a genuine boxing experience. 

Hidden Gym has over 1000 5* reviews on Google and TMack Elite draws similar praise. Members talk of the friendly environment, the high quality equipment, and the knowledgeable employees.

Tony Mack himself is a very popular coach who knows his stuff and is going to give you one hell of a workout while training you in the real art of boxing. Definitely one of the best boxing gyms in Dallas – worth a visit. 

5️⃣ Montoya Boxing Gym

  • Summary: Humble, dedicated, family-run gym
  • Address: 7711 Military Pkwy (Pleasant Grove)
  • Google rating: 4.8
  • Opening hours: M-T: 4pm-8pm, S: 10:30am-1:30pm
  • Pricing: n.a.
  • Best for: youths
  • Website: no website, +1 214-566-0074

Founded in 2008 by a father and son pairing, Montoya is humble, dedicated, family-run gym with a big focus on helping keep under-privileged kids off the streets.

They train amateurs and boxers alike and have a strong focus on excellence and hard work.

They are so focused on boxing that they don’t have a website but there is a cool Youtube video about this place here. Other than that, there’s very little information about this place online. 

6️⃣ Mezger Martial Arts

Boxing classes at Mezger Martial Art gym in dallas

It looks like what makes Mezger’s so great are its coaches. Members talk about how invested the coaches are in changing your life, mindset and body for the better. They even help with personal meal plans to complement your training. 

This is a mixed combat gym so, as well as boxing, they also offer kickboxing, wrestling and jui-jitsu classes. There are about 12 boxing classes every week, mornings and evenings, for you to choose from. 

There’s also lots of positive talk about the transformative effect of their 6-week challenge so worth checking out if you’re interested in blitz fitness / fighting experience.

They’re a bit secretive about their pricing – you have to go in and discuss with them after taking a free pass. 

7️⃣ Vivero Boxing Gym

Vivero boxing gym in Dallas

  • Summary: Proper old school no frills boxing gym
  • Address: 2107 Balboa Dr (Elmwood)
  • Google rating: 4.5
  • Opening hours: n.a.
  • Pricing: n.a.
  • Best for: kids and youths
  • Online: n.a.

Founded over 26 years ago in an old garage by legendary and much-loved boxing coach Gene Vivero, who died in 2021 at the age of 71, Vivero’s is as close to a traditional rough and ready boxing gym as you’re likely to find.

It has solid values, with a strong mission to help local kids and teach respect. Vivero once said that the gym never made any money, just enough to keep the lights on to provide people with a proper place to train.

Website? Don’t be silly. Swing by if you’re in the area to get info about pricing and opening hours. 

If you really want to learn how to box and get in great shape, Vivero’s is definitely worth investigating. This place has produced many a boxing champion. Just look at that photo – how cool does that look?!

8️⃣ R&R Boxing Club

R&R boxing club in Dallas

  • Summary: Top class under-the-radar traditional boxing gym
  • Address: 10018 Monroe Dr (Northwest)
  • Google rating: 4.9
  • Opening hours: M-T: 8am-12pm, 6:30pm-8pm, S: 9am-1pm
  • Pricing: $80 / month
  • Best for: all boxers, especially those on a budget
  • Online: website, Facebook, Instagram

Roger Rodas is regarded as one of the best up and coming coaches in the US for boxers of all skills and ages. R&R is a low key gym but is very popular among its members who have been lucky enough to find it.

The place boasts a great atmosphere and a cool facility. At just $80 a month for membership, it is also very good value. The only negative word I can find about this place is that it doesn’t have a locker room so make sure you come ready to train! 

This is pure boxing gym, and definitely up there with the best in Dallas. Well worth a visit. 

9️⃣ Mayweather Boxing & Fitness

Boxing classes at Mayweathers in Dallas

The Mayweather Boxing and Fitness gyms are part of nationwide franchise of over 50 locations and there are no fewer than 3 locations in Dallas for you to choose from.

The classes were supposedly developed by Mayweather himself and aim to provide the perfect combination of boxing, strength and cardio and they are clearly very popular among members. 

But, if you want a traditional boxing gym then these places aren’t for you. The focus at these gyms in on the workout rather than combat so bear that in mind if you want to train for actual fight. 

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How to pick a Dallas 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 – for me this is so important. 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 Dallas cost? 💰

  • Monthly memberships: ~$100-150 per month. Most places offer unlimited classes to their members. Be sure to check for this.   
  • One-on-one personal training: This can vary a lot but expect to pay around $100 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 🔔

You’ve got some real gems to choose from here. Maple Avenue and Dallas Fight Club are the pick of the bunch but all the others on the list are great options too. Hmmm maybe I’ll move to Dallas one day…

Happy fighting!🥊🥊

This fight is more about what Roy Jones lost than what I took,” Antonio Tarver

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