The Home of Kirk Johnson & Custio Clayton

The original home of Kirk Johnson & Custio Clayton, City of Lakes Boxing club is the oldest continous boxing club in the Maritimes, located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.


 All of our coaches are certified boxing coaches by Boxing Canada as well as health checked and criminal checked.

Our club has a relaxed, bully-free atmosphere at the club and offer both group coaching and individual coaching.


Founded in 1971 by Len Shaw, the club has a long history of helping create great athletes and fighters. Read more about the club’s history…

Gary Johnson, the current head coach, along with assistant coaches, Floyd Donovan and Gerard Birrette (as well as past coaches) have trained countless provincial champions, several national champions, olympic champions, and world titled contenders. Read more about the coaches, as well as the club’s president, Gregg Keating…

Notable boxers, both current and passed that have trained at the City of Lakes Boxing include Kirk Johnson, Custio Clayton, Artie Cousins, and Brett Beaton. Read more about our fighters…

Club Hours:

Monday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

230 Pleasant Street
Dartmouth NS


As a non-profit organization, we accept donations, using them to maintain our club's operations and support our members. Receipts will be provided. Thank you for your support!