LL: My first impression of Overthrow was this place is crazy! I was intrigued. A little artistic gem full of culture and empowerment hidden in the middle of Manhattan where I could take all my negative energy out. Its edgyness inspired me to be different and made me want more. I kept coming back because no matter who you were or what walk of life you came from everyone was treated with respect.
LL: I was immediately made feel welcome by everyone and pretty soon Overthrow became my New York sanctuary. The trainers all made an effort to get to know me and encouraged me to better myself in each class I took. They wanted to help me learn how to improve and develop my boxing, not just workout. After a short amount of time they motivated me to take the boxing skills I had learnt and step into the ring to fight my first amateur bout!
LL: Firstly, I am fighting for me. My life, my journey and the opportunity to grow and be myself without judgement. Knowing that just like in the ring, if you get knocked down, you can get back up again.
OVERTHROW NEW YORK WOULD LIKE TO CELEBRATE
THE BEST OF OUR COMMUNITY:
FIGHTERS, ACTIVISTS & REVOLUTIONARIES,
BY SHARING THEIR STORIES AND REPRESENTING
THEIR FAVORITE MOMENTS AND MEMORIES
OF WHAT THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR.