Meet The Team


Leighton Brady

Owner/founder and managing director of Toe2Toe Knockout Boxing & MMA Academy. Educated in Coventry Leighton has tried his hand in a variety of vocations over the years. In January 2014 he decided to follow his entrepreneurial calling and life-long ambition to open a boxing gym. With a keen interest in the sport and a passion for helping others succeed Leighton now has an 8 strong team of like-minded, fully qualified boxing, fitness & mma instructors with a variety of expertise.
Leighton leads his team with a unique and successful style. With over 20 years boxing experience he shares his wealth of knowledge inspiring the toe2toe team and providing a safe environment for people of all ages to come and take part in a variety of different classes throughout the week. 

 Former high level Amateur boxer. EMAIL:



markusMarkus O’Hagan

Personal trainer and Boxing Coach

Fully qualified fitness instructor with REPS certified Nutrition, circuits, group class and boxing qualifications, CRB checked.






James ‘The Force’ Flinn

Former Professional Boxer

Midlands Title challenger, English challenger and 2 times British Master’s champion.

Offers One2One coaching.





seanSean Boyd (Volunteer)

Elite Level Hatton Academy Boxing Instructor

Boxing for fitness instructor, Sean specialises in training people who have lost their confidence. Sean raised over £10,000 for Cancer research in 2014 when taking part in Ultra White Collar Boxing show at the Ricoh Arena.





 10926208_10206371166464808_4460974851590629741_n STEVE TURBITT (Volunteer)

Former BRITISH CHAMPION JUDO Gold medalist, BJJF British open gold medalist, Purple belt in Jiu Jitsu & GI – No Gi Instructor, fully qualified with an excellent background of wisdom & knowledge in all fields of the fight game.








Niel Simpson

Former British and Commonwealth light heavyweight champion offering his knowledge on a 121 basis.







13418868_249405838764957_1030467659105324735_nNigel Howell

ABA qualified boxing instructor with 30 years of knowledge to pass onto others







IMG_6453.JPGChris Masterson

Ex England squad amateur star available for 121 or group bookings