Boxing Gyms in Fresno – Reviewed [Top 6 in 2024]

Ok, I won’t lie, Fresno isn’t packed with great boxing gyms. Sadly a few popular places have closed down in recent years. Having said that, there are still a handful of decent places.

Let’s dive in:

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

The 6 Best Boxing Gyms in Fresno🥊

1️⃣ Aleman Boxing

Aleman Boxing Gym in Fresno

Aleman Boxing Gym is one of those rare old school, authentic boxing gyms.

Here they train boxers in the real art of the Sweet Science, and the walls are covered in memorabilia from the storied history of the sport.

They live and breathe boxing here but don’t let that intimidate you. Aleman is welcoming of all, just so long as you put the effort in and are respectful. If you’re a serious boxer and are looking to compete then this could be the perfect place for you as the team here is regularly involved in national championships. 

Training takes place weekday evenings between 4-8pm where you can join the session or just use the equipment. All memberships come with unlimited lessons, training workouts, bag gloves, handwraps and a gym t-shirt.

Aleman Boxing is definitely one of the best boxing gyms in Fresno – highly recommended. 

2️⃣ Bullpen Boxing Club

Bullpen Boxing Club in Fresno

The best thing about Bullpen Boxing is that it truly is a place for all.

It has an extremely welcoming and positive atmosphere for those who are just getting started, but also instructors (Christian and Diana) that have deep expertise to be able to improve even the most seasoned fighters.

It has a successful and competitive team that you can either join or learn from. Get involved in sparring, or stick to the mitts and bags. It’s entirely up to you. And with 6 classes a day, Monday-Friday, there’s bound to be a time that fits your schedule.

Bullpen also takes its coaching beyond just boxing and helps its members with self-defense, wellness, and fitness.

They’re so focused on their members here that they haven’t got round to creating a website but you can find the latest info on their Instagram page.   

3️⃣ Sinister Boxing & MMA

Sinister Boxing & MMA

  • Summary: New MMA facility is a great addition to the city
  • Address: 230 W Fallbrook Ave Suite 101 (Pinedale)
  • Google rating: 5.0
  • Opening hours: M-F: 11am-10pm
  • Pricing: $120 / month (unlimited classes)
  • Best for: those looking for variety in their training
  • Online: website, Instagram

Having opened its doors in 2023, Sinister is the new kid on the block and it’s already attracting a loyal membership.

Most of the praise at this new gym is directed at Coach George who has over 25 years experience in marital arts coaching and the awesome new facility that is spacious, clean, and modern. 

Sinister offers 4 or 5 classes everyday across boxing and MMA, and it splits the classes between beginner and advanced. You can also book private classes or just use the facility during “open gym” time.

The environment here is great and you know you’re going to learn genuine boxing technique (which is much more than can be said at boxercise studios).

So, if you’re local to Sinister, go check it out. Even though it’s not a pure boxing gym, I’d love to train here! 

4️⃣ South East Fresno Boxing Club

South East Fresno Boxing Club

There’s nothing fancy about South East Fresno Boxing but that’s how boxing gyms are supposed to be.

You won’t find egos and superfood smoothies here but you will find plenty of passion for boxing. 

Coach Mike is a very friendly and supportive character who will ensure you get a great workout while learning how to fight.

They don’t have a website and their Facebook page hasn’t been updated since 2014 so information on pricing and class schedule is pretty scarce.  

This place is a proper boxing gym that trains its members for competitive fighting so if you are looking for pure boxing fitness classes then this probably isn’t the right place for you.  

5️⃣ Dethrone MMA

Dethrone MMA

As the name suggests, Dethrone is primarily an MMA gym but I’ve included it here because they do offer boxing classes at their two locations (Las Palmas and Fig Garden).

They have boxing classes most weekdays as well as classes in Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai and HIIT. There are dedicated classes for kids, too. Oh and the large, spacious facilities look pretty awesome. 

The coaches here are said to be top class, and many of them are also current professional fighters. As well as being extremely experienced, they are kind and attentive to each member. The goal of Dethrone is to ” teach our students real self defense while getting them in great shape”.

Dethrone has attracted a few bad reviews because of dodgy billing practices – mainly charging people after they have cancelled – so make sure you read the small print and are clear on their policy before singing a contract.  

6️⃣ 9Round 


Here’s one for the boxercise junkies among you.

9Round is a global franchise that operates a very short but sweet workout. There are 9 rounds of 3 minutes each. Each round involves a different exercise involving boxing and kickboxing drills. It’s fast, it’s intense, and you’ll work up a serious sweat in those 30 minutes. 

But 9Round is far from a proper boxing gym. You’ll only ever be hitting a bag and you won’t get much in the way of technique instruction. The purpose here is to get fit, not to learn how to fight.

It’s very popular though, so if you’re looking for a unique workout in loud music and flashing lights with a bit of punching then 9Round could be the place for you.  

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How to choose a Fresno 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 Fresno 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 $75 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’re not spoiled for choice with boxing gyms in Fresno, but with Aleman Boxing and Bullpen, you do have a few great options. Boxing is slowly making a comeback though so fingers crossed the boxing scene in this city will improve in the coming years. Maybe you can help…

Happy fighting!🥊🥊

“I’m not God, but I am something similar.” — Roberto Duran

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