Legendary Boxing Coach Don Saxby on The Backpack Show with Chris Brogan

Episode Description

**NOTE: This episode had some tough audio issues. Sorry.**

 

Don Saxby is a much-loved, high-level boxing coach at legendary Gleasons gym in Brooklyn. Eleanor Traubman brought him to us as a guest for The Backpack Show with Chris Brogan and Kerry O'Shea Gorgone, and we're so glad she did!

People called Don Saxby “crazy” when he quit his job as a school security officer to start his own business as a boxing coach. Since he made the move in 2004, he’s been busy coaching stars and athletes, including four men who fought for the world title. (But if you're looking to box, he coaches everyday people, too!)

We'll talk with Don about the relationship between boxer and coach, his role models, and how he mentors youth.