Corcoran’s Boxing Club and Fitness Centre is committed to providing a safe and positive environment in which to thrive. The essential disciplines taught within the sport of boxing can improve all aspects of health and wellness. It is our goal, to help youth and adults see improvements in not only their physical health but also their focus, self-control, self-esteem, and confidence.
Corcoran’s Boxing and Fitness promotes hard work in and out of the gym. We are committed to seeing our members achieve their goals and excel at not only boxing, but fitness and other sports of their choice. We believe in encouraging well rounded athletes because the benefits are evident in every day life
Meet your trainers! Jay&Elysia Corcoran
Meet your trainers! Jay&Elysia Corcoran
Background for Jay:
I grew up in Ennismore, Ontario. At an early age my brothers and I were introduced to many sports which included hockey, fastball, golf, curling and soccer. Various organizations including the Ennismore Optimist Club and Minor Hockey offered excellent programs and thanks to them, I was able to develop and play these sports at high levels. At the age of 16 I continued my hockey development with the Peterborough Pete's Organization. I played the majority of 2 years with Jr B and a handful of games with the Pete's. My summers were spent working on farms around Ennismore and playing competitive fastball. After a short career playing semi pro hockey in the senior A and Colonial league, I found the sport of boxing.
I joined the Peterborough Boxing Club. Al Wilson was the coach and owner of the club. I learned early on how important it was to have the highest level of fitness in order to be competitive boxer. I began my boxing career much later than most, at the age of 22. So, I didn’t have the background that the majority of my competitors did. However, with some excellent coaching and great teammates to push me, I enjoyed immediate success. I was able to win 2 provincial titles, a golden gloves title, a Brampton Cup title, was selected to an Olympic B team for the 1996 Olympics which gave me valuable exposure to training and experience of the best coaches and boxers in the Country. In 3 short years I was extremely active and had 50 bouts against some of the best fighters in the country and also, internationally.
In 1998, I lost the provincial title to the eventual National Champion and Common Wealth Gold Medalist. It was then, that I decided to pursue my long-time dream of becoming a police officer. I was hired by the Toronto Police Service and I retired from competitive boxing for 15 years. However, after attending a boxing card hosted by the Bel Boxing Club in Peterborough, I decided to compete again. Watching a local boxer by the name of Pat Devlin, compete at the age of 50 is what inspired me to fight again. I joined a club with my long time coaches Al Wilson and Kerry Hendren and began my comeback. My return bout was a success, and I continued my competitive career. I went on to win 2 Ringside World Championships Masters Titles in 2015 and 2016 which are held yearly in Kansas City, Kansas.
In the fall of 2016, I was approached by Tyler Buxton from United Boxing Promotions about turning pro on an upcoming card in my hometown of Peterborough. After talking with my family, I made the decision to turn pro and complete my dream of having one pro fight. Under the coaching of Mikey “Superpads” Guyett and world class fighter Brandon “Badboy” Cook, I made my pro debut on May 20th, 2017, fighting co-main event in front of 3,500 friends and family. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the story book ending and lost a close split decision to an experienced fighter, Jay Kelly. Four months later in September, we had a rematch. Once again, it was held at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. I was the co-main event of the Cody Crowley title fight. This time, the fight was rule as a majority draw. This led to my third and final fight at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. This was special for me, because this is the biggest venue for fighting in Ontario and it was also headlined by my good friend Brandon Cook. I was able to get the unanimous decision win and successfully retire.
I look forward to sharing my experiences as an athlete and coach with members of our club. I have had the privilege of training with world class athletes such as Scott Stevens, Cory Stillman, Frank Rill and Brandon Cook. Training with these athletes I have gained valuable experience and knowledge in the latest training techniques.
As a police officer, I spent 3 years in the tactical unit where one of my duties was as a certified fitness trainer and use of force/firearms instructor. This gave me access to high levels of fitness training.
Elysia and I both believe in the importance of continuing our education and staying up to date with the latest advancements in coaching/training, fitness and nutrition. We are also trying to add equipment as we go. All of which will benefit our members.
I was born and raised in Peterborough. Growing up, I was involved in a variety of sports. In high school, I discovered my love for fitness and nutrition. Since then I have been in the gym regularly. I also did competitive Kickboxing and had a few fights. I am a registered massage therapist and I love teaching boot camp and personal training at our club! On my free time, you'll find me chasing around our daughter McKenzie, who is always on the go! In the kitchen, food prepping healthy meals- or researching and learning about nutrition, hiking and enjoying nature or doing my own workouts!