Jersey's original white-collar event
2009 saw the first ever white-collar boxing event in Jersey, channel islands. It featured 9 bouts watched by 600 black tie diner’s and refereed by wbo middle and super middleweight champion Steve Collins. The event was a huge success and helped raise over £22,000 for local charities. Since then our events have gone from strength to strength and continue to grow, in 2014 we staged an event for 900 people; the biggest ever in jersey.
The phenomenon that is white-collar boxing was established in 1988 at Gleasons gym in New York. The first ever bout was between an attorney and a veterinarian, and after the fight both boxers went for dinner and celebrated the birth of a new sport. The world famous
Gleasons gym membership now consists of 75% of white collar boxers, and it is now the fastest growing corporate contact sport in the world.
Traditionally boxing has been a working class sport, but white collar brings a true sense of equality and acceptance into the sport.
How Do I get Involved?
To get involved in the Jersey white-collar boxing event, all you have to do is sign up and undertake a 10-week training camp. This training camp will consist of 3 sessions per week in a specialised boxing gym, coached by Ben Murray, an experienced boxer and personal trainer, along with several other boxing coaches. This will push you to your limits and get you in the best shape of your life.
Safety and our boxer’s well being is of paramount importance to us. We achieve the balance of being a high adrenalin sport, without being dangerous. All of our coaches understand that climbing into the boxing ring for the first time is a nerve-wracking experience. Hence, all of our coaches adhere to our strict safety policy. “It’s not our job to be brave on your behalf”.
BOXINBUSINESS provide a screening by our ringside Doctor on fight night and with the right supervision and safety measures white-collar boxing is a very safe and enjoyable experience that you will never forget.
The gloves we use at Jersey white-collar boxing are 18 oz, as opposed to 10 oz, which are used in both amateur and professional boxing. Head guards, groin protectors and gum shields are also worn.
Our expert matchmaker will be responsible for making sure each contest is evenly matched and everyone has a good contest. Variables, such as, age, weight and experience, will all be taken into consideration over the 10 week training camp and only after considering all of these factors will a match be made. Our aim is for everyone to enjoy the experience of being a boxer for one night only. If you feel that you could have been “a contender” this is you chance to live the dream.