"We talked about doing our own gym together and this is it," Bront Bird said.
If you are a fan of Texas Tech football then you probably know who this guy is.
Fortmer Texas Tech linebacker Bront Bird isn't just a talented football player.
He is a boxing enthusiast- and he is turning that passion into a business.
"It helped me propel my game took me to the next level," Bird said. "It's just something that no matter what your age, no matter what your gender, i think it's something that everyone enjoys."
The head trainer at Right Cross boxing is Terry Washington-the man who trained Bird and along with former players Rajon Henley, Lyle Leong and Louis Vasquez.
"While we we're on the team we got a chance to go down into the bubble and box whenever we wanted to and Bront and I kind of got addicted to boxing for a little while," Sheffield said.
Former Tech Quarterback Steven Sheffield is also a big part of the gym-acting as sales director.
"Ever since I decided to come back to school when Bront heard that he was like well ya that's good," Sheffield said. "He got really excited and wanted me to come play a role in getting the gym off the ground."
Sheffield spent two years playing arena football in Spokane and San Antonio before deciding to come back to Lubbock and finish his degree.
"I've got six hours to finish my degreee so I'm taking a sign language class and a math course and getting to help out the gym and it's going really well," Sheffield said.
Sticks may call Lubbock home again but Bird is still splitting his time between San Diego, where he plays for the Chargers, Lubbock and his home town of Odessa.
"I think it is a good decision," Sheffield said. "Bront wanted a place to always come back to Lubbock and be able to box and work out at and thats what he kind of has."
But there was still one question I had to ask, which is harder boxing or football?
"Boxing absolutely no question," Bird said. "As far as just physical exhaustion boxing for sure. And as far as the mental game, you don't get any breaks and in football after every play you get a few seconds to breathe, there is not many of those in boxing."