BUILT BY A FIGHTER
First Rate Boxing designs and manufactures the best speed bag platform and speed bag platform accessories in the industry. We pride ourselves on the superior design, quality, and craftsmanship that go into our speed bag platforms. To ensure our customers get a premium product and total satisfaction, First Rate Boxing provides a product that is 100% manufactured in the USA and made to last a lifetime.
First Rate Boxing started as an idea in 2002 by Jeff Crawford. At the time I was still fighting professionally and was fortunate enough to be boxing under the tutelage of the famous trainer Freddie Roach. I spent most of my time in Freddie’s world-renowned Wild Card gym using the training equipment and watching other fighters using the equipment.
The speed bag platforms that I hit during my workouts at the gym could not stand up to the pounding of my daily training regimen. The platforms wood would vibrate like crazy and trying to adjust the bag to the right height, was just not possible! I was always breaking the platforms, and Freddie constantly had to have them repaired or replaced. One day Freddie looked at me and said “Son, you have to quit breaking my speed bag platforms”. Then he said you can build stuff right? Build me one that works and doesn’t break.
I was done fighting, hadn’t been in the gym since 2002. In the years, since I quit training at the gym, I couldn’t get what Freddie said out of my mind. So with my knowledge of boxing and with a firm idea of what a speed bag platform should work like, I decided to build a platform from the fighter’s perspective. I wanted to build something that would last, something that other fighters would appreciate for its sturdiness and ease of use, something that a trainer like Freddie would be proud to have in his gym.
“Freddie liked it so much that we became partners and started First Rate Boxing.”
I returned to Wild Card gym with the prototype of my new platform in hand, actually two hands. Freddie was happy to see that I had followed through with his suggestion to build a speed bag platform that was solid and would last. Just that afternoon Freddie was adjusting one of his speed bag platforms and it fell and hit him on the head, he was aggravated and fed up with the poor design and lousy craftsmanship of the bags in the gym. Laughing, I said sorry it took me so long.
So we put up the first (First Rate Boxing) platform in the Wild Card gym and I showed him how easy it was to adjust to the smallest increments and how the wood doesn’t vibrate. Freddie liked it so much that we became partners and started First Rate Boxing. With a little more R&D work Freddie and I have come up with the most hassle free, premium speed bag platforms ever built. Our platform holds a design patent and comes with a lifetime warranty on manufacturer defects.
So if you are looking for quality, durability and value consider First Rate Boxing Speed Bag Platforms.