Welcome to Eastern Queens Boxing Club

Where everyone is a pro...



Eastern Queens Boxing Club is located in Queens, NY and welcomes people of all ages, men, women, and children. We work with individuals of all skill levels from aspiring Olympians and Golden Glovers to the every day person who is looking to get in shape. If you have any interest in learning how to box or if you already know how to box and are interested in improving at Eastern Queens Boxing Club, then give us a call or send us an email to set up an appointment to meet with a coach to see if it’s a fit.  Email us by clicking contact.

“When I first walked into EQBC, I knew it was gonna be my home. I never boxed a day in my life, but I felt the atmosphere, a throwback to the days of old. Gritty boxing where boxing is all and everything they do. They have all the equipment — some you may only see at EQBC — all in a roughly 600 square foot space of ‘doing work.’ The thing I truly love most about my club is that it’s in a house where training is exclusive and when you’re welcomed in, the focus is on one thing: making the smartest boxers around. It’s just the best small club in the world.” — Eric Morrissey (New York Daily News Golden Glove Quarter-Finalist)

What Makes EQBC Different?

  1. Individualized training and NOT JUST SAYING THAT.
  2. True club atmosphere.  “Family without the obligation.”
  3. No pressure to spar or participate in ANY activities. “Inspiring, not pressuring.”
  4. Video analysis and coach-boxer reviews.
  5. No wasting time holding pads for others unless you want to.  The coaches do mittwork/padwork for everyone.
  6. Weekly run meets.
  7. Apprentice coaching.
  8. No set time.  24 hour availability.
  9. Develop your own style here.  We don’t discourage different styles if they make sense.
  10. No hero/idol worship.  And coaches are not drill sergeants unless it’is part of an individual’s plan.
  11. No egos.
  12. Unlimited coaching included at no extra cost.
  13. Outside the gym guidance. Wake-up calls for runs. Weigh-ins. Watching fights, seconding other boxers, and the ABSOLUTE preparation for potential competition fighters.
  14. More boxing specific equipment than ANY other gym GUARANTEED.  If we don’t have it and it is beneficial, we’will buy it so you can improve and enjoy.
  15. Advisory meetings for any boxer who needs to be pointed in the right direction for getting help in areas not only boxing related.
  16. Fight parties at no cost unless for St. Jude‘s charity.


Many of our boxers choose the unlimited membership at $79/month for the year.  This membership includes 24/7 training by appointment, unlimited sessions, coaching/one-to-one training, and fights.  All cornerwork and supplies and basic transportation to local fights are included at no cost to the fighter.  There are no registration fees.  No contract agreements are available as well.

*Half-off memberships for active Open Level boxers.

Coach Al Alvir

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“For almost longer than I could remember, I’ve studied boxing, as well as its application to other fighting arts. Even as I continue amassing fight footage and studying boxing, I swear I’m no fighter-groupie; I just like to scrutinize the art. Boxing has been a passion of mine since I was 12 years old. From home training to working under trainers, some well-known, some unknown, at Gallagher’s Gym, Gleason’s, the PAL, to Al Gavin’s Gym, I’ve been on both sides of the education of boxing – as a kid with aspirations of becoming an old-timer pug to a bum with aspirations of reconstructing champions. So here I am offering something I cherish – the archive of boxing knowledge and intensive technical information that I’ve tried and tested but never quite used-up to hone my full potential, all as a tool to help anyone reach his or her potential or objectives, however big or small they may be, through the science of boxing.

My background also involves working collaboratively with people outside the ring. I am a certified New York City substitute teacher who has taught children and young adults with the full spectrum of neurobiological disorders, as well as behavioral disorders and mental disorders. I also worked in high-need communities servicing families involved in drug rehabilitation. This all has helped me to continue becoming a better communicator and trainer. I’ve trained people of all backgrounds, all ages and fitness levels, and of all levels of boxing experience, for mma and for self-defense. When my son and daughter are old enough, I hope to train them in boxing, too. I believe it’s an art that can transcend every piece of life. And no matter how much I know, I continue to learn and will forever consider myself a student of the game.” – Coach Al

Licensed Professional Second by the New York State Athletic Commission
Licensed Professional Boxing Manager
Licensed Professional Boxing facility under the New York State Athletic Commission