At TMX Boxing Academy, everything we do is to ensure our members are equipped to achieve their goals of a healthy and fit lifestyle.
MEET OUR FOUNDERS
Martin McDonoughOwner - Trainer
Born and raised in Dorchester Massachusetts, Marty began boxing at the Municipal McDonough Gym in South Boston. Since then, Marty has been involved with the sport of Boxing both as a fighter and as a trainer for 40 years. As a young man Marty competed in the Golden Gloves Tournament and as recent as 2013 he became the National Master Boxing Champion in his weight class. Marty is currently a USA Boxing Certified Coach and a Licensed Professional Boxing Trainer. Marty has trained amateur and professional fighters including guiding co-owner Billy Traft to an undefeated professional record. He currently is a resident trainer at TMX Boxing.
Tony LaMonicaOwner - Trainer
Born and raised in South Boston Massachusetts, Tony has been involved in boxing since the age of 8. Trained by his father Frank LaMonica, Tony’s amateur boxing career began in 1987 and spanned 60 amateur bouts, boasting an incredible 54-6 record. During that time Tony competed in and won multiple boxing championships including the New England Junior Olympics, Silver Mittens, the Northeast Regional Championships and Golden Gloves. In 2004, Tony joined Team USA, representing New England in an international amateur boxing tournament in London, England. One year later Tony turned professional, winning all 5 of his pro fights, 4 by knockout. Tony is currently a resident trainer at TMX Boxing.
Bill TraftOwner - Trainer
Born and raised in Dorchester Massachusetts, Bill Traft has been boxing for 20 years. Beginning at the age of 16, Bill went on to become a two-time New England Golden Gloves champion, winning that coveted title in both 2004 and 2005. In 2004 teamed up with longtime friend and co-owner Tony LaMonica to compete with Team USA, representing New England, in an international amateur boxing tournament in London. In 2012, Billy turned professional under the tutelage of head trainer and co-owner Marty McDonough. Fighting at major venues such as Gillette Stadium and the Boston Garden, Billy boasts an undefeated professional record of 4 wins and 0 losses with two of those wins coming by knockout. In 2010, Billy began teaching and is currently a resident trainer at TMX Boxing.
I’ve been meaning to write a review for this incredible place… these guys know how to kick my butt and I owe it to them. I’ve been coming here for a few weeks as they just moved to Quincy and am so hooked! Billy, Marty and Tony are so awesome!! I appreciate them showing me the proper stance, form, and technique as I’m still fairly new to boxing and for pushing me harder everyday. -Melody Vuong
“This place is the best !! Super convenient and always a place to park! I go on my lunch hour for the half hour sessions and it works perfect! I was kinda nervous about it being intimidating but the instructors are very hands on and I love that they don’t play favorites. And on top of it the members are wicked welcoming. Happy I joined!” – Amy Kelly
“I’ve been looking for a good Boxing gym for a while. These guys are Great trainers and great motivators! If you want to train to your limits these guys will test it. Glad I joined!!” – Matt Davidson
“I have been going here for a couple weeks and I absolutely love it. I went for the first time on a Monday and got my membership the next day. Tony and Billy are awesome! The class is physically hard but they make it so you don’t realize how hard it is. It is a complete body workout and totally worth the money. The music def helps too!!” – Nicky Ouellette
“ I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times ”
“In order to be at the top and maintain your focus you have to have something that motivates you. For me, it was what I perceived as a lack of respect from the boxing world as well as the media, which made me want to work so hard and be great.”
“The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It’s the same thing, fear, but it’s what you do with it that matters.”
“The possession of muscular strength and the courage to use it in contests with other men for physical supremacy does not necessarily imply a lack of appreciation for the finer and better things of life.”
Higher Levels of Fitness
Flexible membership packages to suit all levels of training to help achieve your fitness goals