White Collar Boxing
White-collar boxing has its beginnings at Gleason's Gym in New York City. Gym owner Bruce Silverglade began organizing informal fights between the white-collar workers of his clientele in the late 1980s, which later developed into regular monthly events. After developing into a regular monthly event, the sport came to prominence in the mid-1990s. By 2004 over 65% of Gleason's Gym membership was from a white-collar background, compared to 10% in the early 1990s. The increase of membership from this demographic has been credited with maintaining the profitability of boxing gyms in the US and UK (accredited to Wikipedia).
TO PUT THE RECORD STRAIGHT..... The safety at our shows is second to none. In fact the medical that takes part before and after your bout by far superseded that of an amateur contest. Furthermore we have paramedicss on site with defibrillator ringside and an ambulance outside. Furthermore all of our boxers wear head guards and 16oz-18oz gloves. Finally, our competitors are all trained by coaches with professional qualifications who have coached at the highest level and if you have ever witnessed one of our shows, the matchmaking is impeccable and the standard of boxing is second to none on the White Collar Boxing circuit.
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Note: In the time we have been hosting these events we have raised thousands for charity and have never had any injuries. We pride ourself on safety and peoples experience. If it's not safe, you won't box!
Bouts are conducted in a completely safe environment with full medical supervision and liability insurance. Usually three two-minute rounds and 16-18 oz. gloves and head guards as standard in order to protect competitors from heavy blows and hand injuries, however our goal is to give you the best experience possible, so injuries are rare. In fact, most of the bouts on our shows end up a draw the matchmaking is that even!
If you decide to train to compete, speak to one of the coaches. ITS FREE!!