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UBX launches first three locations in Japan


UBX, the boxing and strength franchise co-founded by four-time world champion boxer, Danny Green and fitness and tech entrepreneur, Tim West, have launched their first three locations in Tokyo, Japan.

The brand is bringing their world-class boxing and strength workouts to three new locations in Tokyo with gyms launching in Kagurazaka, Kodemmacho and Omori.

The launch of UBX into Japan marks the entry into the brands 7th global market following the openings of the first UBX gyms in the UK, Ireland, and the USA earlier this year, adding to the brands existing locations in Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.

Mark Pinner, CEO of Empowered Brands, the specialist investment and fitness franchise operator which partnered with UBX to rollout the brand across the UK and Ireland comments:

"Seeing UBX expand into its 7th territory globally is incredibly exciting and a further demonstration of the transportability of the UBX model and brand. Here at Empowered Brands, we're excited to be working on the rollout of further UBX gyms across the UK and Ireland, with many more openings in the pipeline to add to the launches of Media City (Manchester), Sheffield, Bath and Stepaside (Dublin) earlier this year.

What's more, it's been fantastic to see how well the UBX product has been received in the UK and Ireland with all four of the UBX gyms opened by our franchisees currently exceeding their business plan targets."

The expansion of UBX into Japan is being driven by the strategic master franchise partnership with the Prova Group who are set to open a minimum of 145 locations in Japan over the next 10 years.

Commenting on the launch into Japan, UBX co-founder and Managing Director, Tim West, explained:

"Japan is an exciting market for UBX due to its strong interest in boxing, longstanding affinity with martial arts, and long list of world champions including former P4P #1 boxer Naoya Inoue. As seen globally, consumer interest and participation often follows professional success in sport."

Since launching in Australia in 2016, UBX has enjoyed explosive growth growing to 100+ locations across 7 countries. Today, UBX is the world’s fastest growing boxing franchise.

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