HDB is a non-profit boxing club that is solely focused on providing the inner city youth of Haverhill a fighting chance through the sport of Boxing.
At Haverhill Downtown Boxing, our philosophy is simple: We are committed to putting the best boxing programs in place that will give the youth of Haverhill a club to belong to where they will learn how to be winners in the ring and more importantly, in the game of Life. This is accomplished through physical and mental training, mentoring, positive role models, and a commitment to discipline and sound character.
All coaches and trainers are certified with USA boxing and Team USA "SAFESPORT". All have competed on both amatuer and professional levels.
Ray Hebert - Head Trainer
Ray starting fighting in 1965. Competed in silver mittens in 1967-1971. He then started in the Golden Gloves from 1972-1980, fought in New Englands three times. Has been training fighters and kids of all ages most of his adult life. Ray has been involved in the amateur boxing world and trained many New England Champions. His love and dedication to the sport and kids he trains is undeniable, teaching both lessons in and out of the ring.
Brendon Simonds - Trainer
Brendon fought in the silver mittens in the late 90's, and the Golden gloves in 2000's. Turned pro with a 2-0 record. Ray's right hand man in the gym and in the corner. His time and dedication to the gym is second to none!
Randy Hebert - Trainer
Randy a former novice Golden Glove Champ 2003 has followed in the Family Boxing tradition. An All Star athlete in both high School and College attending AIC winning two Division Two Championships. Like his father Randy has spent countless hours training in the gym. Growing up in Haverhill he knows the kids and the streets. He brings discipline and enthusiasm as well as focus to the younger Boxers in the gym.
Josh Couture -Trainer
Josh fought in the 2015 Golden Gloves Finals at 201lbs. He was instrumental in the opening of the gym. He spent the first year with Ray remodeling the entire space which was to become Haverhill Downtown Boxing. Josh is currently a trainer and mentor to the boxers at the gym. No task is too small, down to buying dinner for the kids. A great addition to HDB
Derek Couture - Trainer
2008 Golden gloves Champion.
Rocky Hebert - HDB Promoter
Rocky has been crucial in the fundraising for the gym. Without Fundraising we would not be able to keep the doors open. Rocky is the first to arrive everyday to open the doors and get things moving. His dedication and loyalty to the kids and the trainers is phenomenal.. Always a smiling face to greet you. Rocky aka "Rocko" is the Mayor of the boxing club!
There are also many others that volunteer and make HDB possible. We thank them all!