Fury as boxing gym organises a ‘fight club’ for children so warring school pupils can ‘have it out’ in the ring

A Scottish boxing gym is on the receiving end of a torrent of criticism after the owners encouraged school children to use their ring to settle playground differences.  The Daily Mail reports.

Warriors Gym in Whitburn, West Lothian, suggested the make-shift fight club and posted on Facebook that it is offering them the chance to have it out with ‘no cameras, no friends – just the two of you’.

Despite being forced to delete the original post, one of the gym owners is convinced it is a good idea for kids to take to the ring for a ‘square go’ to reduce growing violence in local schools.     

Defending his original post, David said: ‘If any of the kids wanted to have a ‘square go’ it would have to be both set of parents agreed, waivers signed, and it would just be me and the ‘square goers’.   

The post in question read: ‘Been a lot of violence at Armadale and Whitburn Academy recently, police been in attendance regularly. 

‘I will put this offer to all kids from any school, if you want to fight each other message me, you can have a square go in the ring, no cameras no friends just the 2 of you.

‘You will fight until someone gives up but you WILL shake hands and that’s the case closed and you move on with your life.’

The idea to pit children against one another was slammed by locals. A woman wrote: ‘The worst idea. Deal with violence by violence until someone gives up.”

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