About Fortitude Boxing Gym

Originally established in 1985, Fortitude Boxing is of the last remaining old school boxing gyms in Brisbane. In the early hours of July 2nd, 2019, a devastating fire gutted the original gym on Kyabra Street. Trophies, belts and boxing accolades lined the walls in testament to the Fortitude Teams long success in Amateur and Professional Boxing both in Australia and Internationally. Fortitude Boxing is more than just a gym, we’re a family, dedicated to supporting the growth of each individual.

Here at Fortitude we believe that Team Work, makes The Dream Work! So we have built a family run gym where every member becomes just that, family. We understand that walking into a boxing gym when you have little experience can be intimidating, but everyone has to start somewhere, and we always go the extra mile to make you feel like part of the team!

From beginner boxing classes to training pro boxers, and everything in between, we have all bases covered. You will learn proper technique and skills from the best in the industry, while enjoying all the health and fitness benefits of boxing. We really care about you and your needs here, so come in and join our family.

With one of the best decked out boxing gyms in Brisbane, we have everything you need to use for boxing, kick boxing, weight training, strength and conditioning and cardio with plenty of room and mats for a good stretch after. No matter what your aspirations are, our friendly and supportive team are dedicated to helping you to reach and exceed your goals!

Meet the Team

Steve Deller
Owner / Head boxing coach

The founder of Fortitude Boxing, Steve’s expertise in the field is unmatched. Having trained, managed, and promoted an astounding number of Olympians and Commonwealth Game Champions, State, National, and World Champions, this man is the reason you come to Fortitude!

Simon Orton
Strength & Conditioning Coach / Boxing coach / PT

Having over 30 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Simon’s knowledge and expertise is enormous. He is the resident strength and conditioning coach for Fortitude’s Pro Boxing team. Simon is also available for private or group PT sessions. On top of Simon’s boxing and kick boxing expertise, Simon also specializes in functional movement and strength training, prehab and rehab.

Mick Kennedy
Boxing Coach

Irish Mick Kennedy came to use via the UK to share his vast knowledge and experience gained not only in fighting, but also the training methods learnt in the gym. Mick is in the gym on a regular basis, he runs the 5pm boxing classes and works in the corner with the boxers on fight nights. Irish Mick is a big part of the tem at Fortitude.

Jarrod Fletcher
Boxing Coach / PT

Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Olypmian, and WBA Middleweight Champion, Jarrod has a huge boxing career spanning over 180 competitive fights. His knowledge and experience in the sport is second to none. Jarrod floats around the gym, taking BoxFit classes on Friday morning. He is also available for PT’s if you want a seriously killer workout.

Todd Kidd
Boxing Coach / PT

Todd has been with Fortitude Boxing since 2008, with over 15 years of experience in the industry, he is the current Welterweight Pro Boxer and represented Australia in the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games & 2008 Beijing Olympics. Todd specialises in boxing training, BoxFit, and is passional about helping his clients achieve their personal goals. Todd is available for PT sessions, if you’d like to improve your boxing technique, taking your health and fitness to the next level.

Luke Meldon
Owner / Boxing Trainer

Lightning Luke Meldon is one exceptional character. Being a former amateur that trained at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Luke helped bring up some of the best boxers in the game including Jarrod Fletcher, Todd Kidd, James Giltrow, and Greg Eadie. If you get a chance to do pads with a man of this calibre, you take it! Luke is dedicated to helping other reach their personal goals. He’s available for PTs and private boxing lessons. There’s no better man to teach the art of boxing than Luke.

Alexis Vaubien
Strength & Conditioning Coach / Boxing Coach/PT

Alexis has a passion for health and fitness and helping others achieve their goals. He has been boxing for 4 years but has been into martial arts from a young age including Muay Thai, Jujitsu, MMA & Taikuendo.

His speciality in the gym is now body transformations and functional training. So if you want to kick your training up a level Alexis is your man!

Mick Grant
Boxing Coach

Mick brings and ‘old school’ boxing coach style to Fortitude that he learned training under the legendary Snowy’s old south Brisbane gym. Mick puts our members through their paces in his boxing classes on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 5pm. Join Mick, as he drives you to reach your peak fitness abilities.

Keppler Wessels
Boxing Coach / PT

A former cricket champion and captain for the South African team, Keppler played for both Australia and South Africa. Kepler has huge knowledge in elite sports conditioning and coaching, along with vast experience in boxing. At the gym, he assists with coaching and pad sessions for the Fortitude Fighters. He is available for both boxing and PT sessions. If you want to train with the best, Keppler is your man!

Nathan watson
Boxing Coach / PT

Nathan Watson Boxing Coach

Ben Kite
Boxing & Conditioning coach / pt

Ben is one of the Pro Team here at Fortitude Boxing and current Asian Pacific Welterweight Champion!
When Ben isn’t training the house down he is coaching our classes and destroying our members with his epic workout routines! Ben also takes one-on-one and private group PT’s. If you’re serious about reaching your goals, he’s the man to see!

Julie Gaston
Boxing Coach

Former Australian Boxing and Muay Thai World Champion, Julie has a wealth of knowledge and experience.Get ready to work hard and have a good time at her 6pm boxing class.

Conor Wallace
Pro Boxer / Boxing Coach / PT

Watch out for this rising star, Conor left Ireland to join Fortitude’s Pro Boxing Team. All Irish National Champion, Irish International Representative, and QLD Light-Heavyweight Champion, Conor is a force to reckon with. Join Conor for a smashing good time in his BoxFit classes! Conor is also available for private PT sessions if you really want to hone in on your skills.

Gabe Kafi
Boxing Coach / PT

Gabe Kafi Boxing Coach

Fortitude Facilities

FORTITUDE FACILITIES

With one of the best decked out boxing gyms in Brisbane we have the following available to all clients:

  • Skipping Ropes
  • Olympic Size Boxing Ring (6m x 6m) 
  • Assorted Punching Bags 
  • Floor To Ceiling Balls 
  • Speed Balls 
  • Ample floor space for Pad Work 
  • RPM Bikes 
  • Rowers
  • Free Weights 
  • Weight Machines 
  • Junkyard Equipment (Tyres, Kegs, Prowlers) 
  • Ceiling Rope Climb 
  • Bathrooms, 
  • Showers and Locker Rooms

We have the following available to purchase:

  • Cold drinks
  • Fortitude Merchandise 
  • All the latest boxing equipment

The Fortitude Difference

Real boxing for real people

Learn from the Pros

Technique base boxing classes taught by real boxers.

Family and Community