Argos: boxing equipment sales up by 59 percent year on year

Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sales of boxing equipment at Argos are on the rise, up 59 percent year on year, as Brits fancy themselves as the next Anthony Joshua, Amir Khan or David Haye.

Following Anthony Joshua’s big fight and win against Charles Martin, Britain has boxing fever. Sparring and upper cuts has swept the nation and looks set to continue. With the upcoming Amir Khan fight and the predicted fight against Tyson Fury later this year boxing is showing signs of being the latest fitness trend.

As well as purchasing boxing equipment and boxing related products to experience a taste of the boxing lifestyle, Argos customers are picking up key items to ensure a good cardio workout. HIIT, the high intensity workout which often incorporates boxing styles has proven popular recently as people such as Joe Wicks, the Body Coach encourages the nation to work out intensively but for short, sharp periods.

There’s a boxing set for everyone at Argos including the Everlast Womens Punchbag Set (£44.99) through to the RDX 4ft Punchbag with Gloves, Chains and Bracket (£59.99) or the RDX Junior Gold Punchbag with Gloves and Chains (£34.99).

Sports equipment buyer at Argos Vinny Iaciofano says, “Boxing is a great sport to increase strength, agility and for sharp, short bursts of intense activity. A great, fun sport for everyone, the trend for boxing at home is only set to continue to rise over the next few months, as the sport receives even more attention during the Rio Olympics.”

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Notes to Editors:

Sales comparison is for Sunday 10th – Tuesday 12th April 2016 versus the comparative days last year.

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About Argos
Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 60,000 products through, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.

Argos continues to be the UK’s largest high street retailer online with around 121m customer transactions a year through its stores and over 900 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2015.  Customers can take advantage of Argos’ convenient Check & Reserve service available through its network of 844 stores and concessions across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the financial year to February 2015, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed some 29,000 people across the business.

Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

SOURCE: Home Retail Group



Argos: boxing equipment sales up by 59 percent year on year