I pass under a railway bridge in Brixton, South London. I’m approached by a young mum with her two little girls, who are no older than five. She asks if there’s a boxing gym here to which my chaperone for the day, Lambeth Borough Commander Rick Ogden of The London Fire Brigade, answers yes. After a few more steps, we are greeted by the smiling face of Miguel’s Gym owner Steve Miguel, who along with his brother Alan has run the club for the past 20 years. “I started boxing at nine. I boxed at the Lynn [amateur club] and had 75 fights,” Miguel told BM. “I was going to turn pro, but I had a good job with BP so I went that route. I was made redundant so I used my redundancy money to open a gym. There were no other businesses down here so it was basically given to us. We came in and it was all asbestos, metal and junk everywhere. It took me and my brother six months to clear it out."