FAQs

What is White Collar Boxing?

White Collar Boxing is a form of boxing where men and women in white collar professions train like a professional boxer to fight at special events.

Most have little or no previous experience of boxing. The trend originated in New York in the 1990s and has become more and more popular since. Fightstar holds several White Collar Boxing shows throughout the year and we are always looking for new people to take part. Participating in our White Collar Boxing events is an experience like no other. Nothing compares to the adrenaline of fighting like a professional in front of a 1000 spectators.

How is it different from the pros?

Professional boxers do 3 minute rounds with no head guard and lighter gloves. White collar contests are usually 3 x 2 minute rounds with all participants wearing full protection, including 16oz Gloves, Headgear and Groin protectors. On the night, you will box in either WHITE / BLACK vests that will be provided by us. We will also supply you with a head guard.

Are there any fees?

No, the training experience is completely free. We do however require that you sell a minimum of 15 tickets to your friends, family and colleagues and raise a minimum of £50 for the The Honey Pot Children’s charity through a Just Giving page.

How many training sessions can I attend?

We provide fighters with 3 sessions per week with.

What is expected of me?

You are expected to commit to 8 weeks training and make as many of the sessions as possible. We want you to:

Train hard & enjoy the ride

Pledge to raise a minimum £50 for The Honey Pot Childrens Chairty via a JustGiving page
Sell tickets to friends and family

Where will the training take place?

The training will take place in our fully equipped gym in central London.

What will I need to buy?

You will need 16oz gloves, gum shield, hand wraps, boxing boots, head guard and groin guard for training.(if you reach out to us before you purchase these we can get you a 20 percent discount at the UK’s number 1 boxing supplier).

When will the weigh in be?

The weigh in will be approximately 7 days before your event. You are required to attend the weigh in to find out who you are fighting and have face off photos taken.

What is the minimum age limit to take part?

The minimum age required is 18. Everyone who wishes to attend the events must also be over 18.

How will I be matched with my opponent?

You will train as a group for 8 weeks. At the end of the training you will be matched with somebody else from that group who is a similar weight, ability, fitness and age to you. We ensure the fairest matches possible at all of our events.

Can I be insured?

All participants are insured at the event by our Insurance.

Do you offer additional one to one coaching?

Yes and the packages are discounted for all competitors.

Where is the event held?

York Hall in east London. An Iconic venue and the mecca of British boxing. Legends such as David Haye, Ricky Hatton, Lennox Lewis and Joe Calzaghe have all boxed in the iconic venue.