GEORGE GIOVANIS & EVANGELOS GIOVANIS
Owners and boxing coaches, the Giovanis brothers opened 15th Round Boxing in December of 2015 in Glendale, Los Angeles.
The brothers were born in Rhode Island. By the age of 13 they joined Rhode Island Boxing, home of five time world champion Vinny Paz. Over the years, both brothers competed in amateur boxing matches and smokers where they refined their skills as boxers. At the age of twenty one, the brothers moved to Florida where they continued to train at St. Pete Boxing Club in Florida, home of the IBF champions Ronald Wright & Jeff Lacy. Wanting to grow even more in the martial arts, George also learned Muay Thai, (Dutch style) which is perfect for self defense and MMA, as it originates in a boxing stance.
In 2013, George and Evangelos moved to Los Angeles and worked at various fight clubs where they trained kids and adults how to box. During the next few years, the Giovanis bros trained dozens of fighters that became champions, winning belts in the PAL Adidas National Tournament, the Blue & Gold Tournaments, the So. Cal State Championships and the National Silver Gloves. They also coached and managed several professional, undefeated fighters that climbed high in the world rankings.
In 2018, 15th Round Boxing expanded into East Pasadena, adding a second location to help spread their boxing culture. Though the brothers were succeeding and had big plans in Los Angeles, due to the Covid pandemic and the draconian, lockdown measures imposed on the population, making small business unsustainable and life unfulfilling; the brothers decided the company needed to relocate. Separating from family and friends was extremely difficult, but felt unavoidable.
With its business friendly environment and extremely hospitable population, Sioux Falls offered the brothers an opportunity to rebuild a boxing community once again and do what they love; teach boxing. The brothers opened up 15th Round Boxing in Sioux Falls on March 1, 2021.
The Giovanis brothers also produce/direct feature films. Their latest effort BEREAVE starring Malcolm McDowell, Golden Globe Winner Jane Seymour, Oscar Winner Keith Carradine and Mike Starr, along with a stellar supporting cast, screened at over 22 film festivals and won 13 awards. The film has been released on Amazon Prime domestically and MGM Worldwide.