White collar boxing for lawyers

White collar boxing is a form of boxing for people in white collar professions. Gleason’s Gym in the USA has been putting on events for 13 years:

bq. Gleason’s Gym created the concept of White Collar Boxing. The need for this program arose because of the numerous men and women that began training at the gym in the mid [90?]s. The boxing workout is addictive and the non-amateurs and professionals wanted to compete. After conferring unsuccessfully with the Amateur Boxing President and the New York State Athletic Commission, Gleason’s Gym created it’s own White Collar league.

bq. Both men and women can participate in the shows. The bouts are 3 rounds of tow minutes each. Now winner or loser is declared and both participants receive a trophy at the end of the contest. Registered amateur Boxers and Professional Boxers are not permitted in the White Collar Boxing program.

Now the Real Fight Club in England is advertising an event for lawyers on November 20th:

bq. Starring white collar workers learning the art under our supervision who work in the legal profession for leading institutions such as: the State of New York, Davis Polk and Wardell, Allen & Overy, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, S J Berwin, Linklaters, CMS Cameron & McKenna, Richards Butler, Goldman Sachs, J P Morgan Chase Bank, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Judicium and many more – in 3 x 2 minute round non-decision bouts regulated by the IWCBA

I’m sure they’d take German lawyers as well. I believe some of them go to gyms.

I read about this in the Tuesday law section of the Times Online, for which there is or was free registration. They had an article about a New York judge being flown in.

bq. Judge Maier is no novice — he took up boxing in 1997 — but this is the first time that he will have fought at an event at which all the boxers are lawyers. He is the veteran of 51 white-collar fights, the last of which was against a performance artist who filmed their bout by means of a camera strapped to his head. “He kept telling me to hit him hard,” Judge Maier says. “But I wouldn’t. White-collar boxing is about fun, not hurting people.”

1 thought on “White collar boxing for lawyers

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