Lance Revill, the founder of Revills Boxing Gym, was born on August 30, 1953, in Auckland, New Zealand. He was a professional boxer who competed in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, cruiserweight, and heavyweight divisions.
Revill had a successful career as a professional boxer, with a record of 21 wins, 13 by knockout, and 13 losses, 7 by knockout, over the course of his career. After retiring from boxing, he turned his attention to coaching and founded Revills Boxing Gym in 1986. The gym quickly gained a reputation for producing top-tier boxers, and Revill himself became a highly respected coach in the New Zealand boxing community.
Today, Revills Boxing Gym remains a beloved institution in Pakuranga, and its legacy is carried on by Lance Revill and his team of experienced coaches, including Jono Nevin, Peter Morrow, and Cess Potatau, plus many more supporters behind the scenes. The gym is committed to using the sport of boxing to build discipline, confidence, and a strong work ethic in its athletes and to support the local community in Pakuranga. A not-for-profit charity - Howick Pakuranga Youth Academy Trust was established to ensure the legacy continues far into the future.
Revill's commitment to producing champions in and out of the ring is a reflection of the values he instils in his athletes - hard work, discipline, and respect for themselves and others. The gym has produced many successful boxers, including Wendell Stanley, who won multiple national titles and represented New Zealand at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The gym's impact extends far beyond the ring, and it continues to be a valuable resource for young people in the area, providing them with the skills and guidance they need to succeed in life. Today, Revills Boxing Gym remains a testament to the vision and dedication of Lance Revill and his team of coaches, who continue to work tirelessly to carry on the gym's legacy and produce champions in and out of the ring.