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.
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.
To date we have donated over £85’000 for local charities and have had 85 willing white collar boxers step through those ropes and take part in an experience they will never forget.
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 along with our top class referee (Steve Collins “The Cletic Warrior” WBO middleweight and super- middleweight champion) looking after the boxers.
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.