Executives take a swing in the ring

Training camp starts for prospective white collar boxers – preparations start in earnest as chiefs prepare to go toe-to-toe at fifth Dubai fight night

Project co-ordinators and physical education teachers are among those training in preparation for their respective head-to-head contests at White Collar Fight Night, which takes place on March 5 at the Habtoor Grand Hotel, Dubai.

Now in its fifth year, the event, which combines a black tie dinner with a programme of entertainment and fundraising culminating in the White Collar boxing bouts, is a night that will pack a punch.

"This year's fight night has attracted even greater interest than last year which is quite something with both male and female participants from a greater range of industry sectors," said John Mamea-Wilson, spokesperson for the event.

"Ages and fitness levels may vary but the common denominator is that as novices they are all determined to master the noble art of boxing during their time at the training camp, whilst also increasing their mental toughness and physical fitness."

White Collar Boxing was created for contestants with no prior boxing experience who can take the mental discipline, determination and dedication they show in the build-up and event participation, back to their work place.

White Collar Boxing originated in Gleasons Gymm, New York, in 1988. The first contest was held between Dr Richard Novak, an attorney and veterinarian, and Dr David Lawrence who held a PhD in English literature. After the contest the two went to dinner to celebrate the birth of a new sport.

 

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