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Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center

Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center 
7707 Barlowe Road 
Palmer Park, MD 20785 
301-386-5888; 301-446-6834; TTY 301-699-2544

Hours of Operation

2-9 pm 
10 am-2 pm 

Named for Prince George's County's very own Olympic and professional boxing legend, the Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Center is a co-ed facility.


  • amateur training
  • professional training
  • open sparring every Tuesday and Thursday
  • daily coaching for gym members
  • boxing shows 

The center has produced champions:

  • Sugar Ray Leonard, Olympic champion and Professional 1976 Welterweight champion
  • Andrew Maynard, Professional 1988 Light Heavyweight champion
  • Martin Lawrence (comedian/actor) trained at the boxing center during his Mid-Atlantic Golden Gloves years

Equipment Offered

  • Battle ropes
  • Boxing Gloves
  • Boxing ring
  • Exercise equipment such as of treadmills with incline, exercise bikes, climbing machines, bench/squat rack, Hack squat machine, lat pull down machine
  • Free weights and dumbbells
  • Lockers and shower area
  • Medicines balls from 3 lbs to 12 lbs
  • Speed, leather and beaded jump ropes
  • Three-minute round/one-minute rest Gym Timer
  • Tires (various) including tractor tires 
  • Title Leather Heavy Bags from 75 lbs to 150 lbs
  • Title Leather Speed Bags ranging from extra small to large
  • Title Leather Double End Bags


Located in Palmer Park, Maryland, inside the Capital Beltway (I-495) off Route 202. From Cheverly, take Route 202 (Landover Road). Make a right at the signal for Barlowe Road. The Boxing Center is located in the strip shopping center on the left. 

From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 17B Route 202 (Landover Road) west toward Bladensburg. At the second light, make a left on Barlowe Road. Continue two blocks to Boxing Center on the left in shopping center. 

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