Martin Holgate a man with a dream
Glove Up Founder
24th November 1968 - 5th February 2015
Glove Up was created by Martin to be a place where anyone can come and get a great workout through boxing training. As a professional boxer Martin's lifelong dream was to open his own boxing gym. He was very determined to succeed in life and once said, "I've experienced some very personal tragedies in my life, and although I've been down many, many times - mentally and occasionally physically, I've never been out. There's always a voice that encourages me to get back up and keep going" That's the attitude we continued at Glove Up after Martin sadly passed away less than 6months after fulfilling his lifelong dream.
Martin died suddenly on 5th February 2015, from heart failure brought on by Sarcoidosis, a little known illness and one he had no idea he had.
Martin's legacy and Glove Up dream continues through the great trainers we have at Glove Up.
R.I.E.P Martin Holgate 24th November 1968 to 5th February 2015