On paper, an ex-Army soldier and current Prison Officer boxing an unfit recruiter should be a mismatch.
However, on Saturday night it was myself the unfit recruiter who won the bout with a second-round stoppage. My opponent had been put down for the third time and it was without question the right decision, after all, safety is paramount when in the ring.
After 8 weeks of intensive training, it was great to get into the ring in front of a crowd of 800 people - it was a buzz I haven’t felt before and the atmosphere was electric. I was fortunate to receive support from family, friends, colleagues, clients and candidates which without that I genuinely think I would have given up half way through the training.
More importantly, the event itself raised over £15,000 for Cancer Research and all my guests had a good evening.
Thank you to everybody that donated to my just giving page and everybody that made the evening possible, it was a night that I will never forget. I can’t recommend the experience enough.
White Collar Boxing originated in New York in 1988. A doctor and an attorney trained for a few weeks before boxing each other at a black tie event. Since then White Collar Boxing has been the fastest growing corporate contact sport in the world. Ultra White Collar Boxing is the most established organisation in the UK, running hundreds of events since 2009. We’ve raised more money for charity, won more awards and are the most conscientious about health and safety than any other organisation. We are Cancer Research UK’s biggest fundraisers in the UK raising over £2 Million alone in 2015.