Souleymane Cissokho Gives Back to His Community


Souleymane Cissokho Gives Back to His Community in Paris

Welterweight French boxer Souleymane Cissokho returned to his 19th arrondissement district of Paris for a unique training, competition and recovery session with Under Armour and youngsters from the disadvantaged neighbourhood.


Undefeated since becoming a professional boxer, Cissokho was back in Paris in the district where he grew up and learnt his boxing craft, for an afternoon training session inspiring young athletes to perform better both physically and mentallyhelping them achieve their future ambitions. 


"Winning is not only the big moments during the fight in the ring; it is the whole routine of training, competing and recovering that must be put in place to achieve the objectives we set for ourselves."

Souleymane Cissokho, Professional Boxer and 2016 Olympic Medallist

Cissokho is known in France as one of the most hungry and humble growing stars in world boxing and has never forgotten his roots, so Under Armour wanted to help him share his values ​​and work ethic to help others realise their dreams like he did.


Cissokho spent a few hours with the youth athletes, giving them an insight into his daily routine to showcase how he meticulously prepares and recovers his body to make the small marginal gains that have left him unbeaten as a professional to date. The future boxing stars were given Under Armour’s latest performance technologies to help them become even better athletes and motivate them to continue pursuing their passion for boxing.


"Souleymane is not just a professional boxer, he is a complete athlete who leaves nothing to chance. That is why we continue to support him with the most innovative apparel and footwear—both in and outside of the ring—to perform at his best”.

Fabian Sautier, Senior Manager, Marketing for France and Southern Europe

Souleymane Cissokho Gives Back to His Community

Souleymane Cissokho Gives Back to His Community

During the session, the boxers wore the UA RUSH ColdGear collectionThis collection combines the latest UA RUSH innovation with one of the first Under Armour technologies, UA ColdGear. UA RUSH is Under Armour's latest groundbreaking performance line, designed to be worn at the time of performance. 


The responsive UA RUSH fabric absorbs the heat your body gives off during performance and converts it into infrared energy that is re-emitted back into the body. This recycled energy increases temporary localized blood flow, promoting improved performance, energy and recovery.


UA ColdGear keeps athletes warm and dry with a lightweight fabric that sits next-to-skin. The fabric is designed to conserve your body’s heat while allowing for maximum mobility.