Eastern Block Boxing is located in North Hollywood / Toluca Lake. Our gym and classes are open to all with little to none knowledge of boxing. We will help you, PREPARE TO WIN, EVERYTIME.
At our boxing gym, we don’t just train fighters, we build champions. Led by our trained and experiences boxing trainers, they all hold a wealth of experience in the ring. Our program is designed to cater to all skill levels, from beginners to boxing contenders. We also offer adult group classes throughout the week.
After 160+ fights in the ring, Coach Salman Poddubnov is the Founder and Owner of Eastern Block Boxing Club. This North Hollwyood boxing club has tailored each class to individual needs. Through years of matches and coaching, Salman has gained extensive fighting experience in boxing, kick boxing.
As an extremely hyperactive child, I always had a higher level of energy compared to my peers, prompting my parents to enroll me in soccer during my first year of school. Throughout my academic years, I actively participated in soccer competitions until I accidentally stumbled upon boxing training.
Over time, boxing became more than just a sport for me; it evolved into a lifestyle. This transformation led me to achieve remarkable professional success, progressing from regional competitions to national levels in Russia, and eventually participating in international fights.
During my military service, I became deeply engaged in martial arts. While my initial competition was not as triumphant, it served as motivation to strive harder and secure victories in various martial arts disciplines, including kudo and MMA.
My journey as a coach commenced when I was 26 years old, receiving an invitation to work as an assistant head coach at a youth sports school, where I initially began my own boxing career. Since 2016, I have been coaching at the Moscow School of Martial Arts “Vityaz” and the “Your Revolution 1905” boxing gym. From 2017 to 2020, I sharpened my skills and expertise at the fitness center known as “USSR.”
My personal motto is “Boxing mirrors life; when you are knocked down, you must rise again! Everyone faces knockouts in life, one way or another, but it is crucial to get up, persevere, and fight until the very end!”
With over 60 fights in the ring, I have had the pleasure of achieving great success in boxing so far in my career. Some to name include Champion of the Moscow Region 2006, Silver medalist of the Moscow Championship in 2006. Medalist of the tournament between Moscow region and Tula’s region organized by Konstantin Tszyu.
Now, with over 10 years of experience in coaching, I have joined the Eastern Block Boxing Club to train athletes of all skills to achieve their boxing success.
Born in Novorossiysk in 2003, I started training in karate initially in 2009. In 201, I already started kickboxing and at the same time had performed and competed in boxing.
I am a seven-time champion of the Southern Federal District in kickboxing, a two-time champion of Russia, and a silver medalist at the European Championships. Since 2018, I have been a member of the Russian kickboxing team. I am a candidate for master of sports and this year, 2022 was fulfilled with the standard for master of sports.