Who fights for us?
When working directly for charities, we provide suitably trained boxers for the events.
When hosting shows on behalf of sponsor organisations, boxers are members of the organisation’s own staff who our qualified coaches can have fight-ready in as little as four months.
None. We believe that beyond technical ability, it’s the passion, grace and discipline at the heart of boxing that really makes a champion. Our professional, qualified coaches have years of experience in training amateurs up to competition standard. We have designed a syllabus that enables fighters to learn efficiently and effectively, over a 12-16 week period.
We assess trainees’ eligibility to fight when their sparring classes start. This is typically eight weeks prior to the event at which point we will also seek suitable opponents. We look to match people based on weight and experience. Safety is paramount so, while we work as hard as possible to find a good match, we never guarantee our fighters a bout. Once matches have been identified, we ensure competitors spar with their opponent several times before fight night. This helps build confidence that, in turn, can make fights more engaging.
If you think you’ve got what it takes, and would like a chance to appear in our May 2017 show, please contact us.
Safety is our utmost priority. Sparring is permitted only when we think fighters are ready. We employ a graduated approach which begins with light-touch rounds and progresses to heavier sparring as confidence and skill develop. Boxers use 16oz sparring gloves and are required to wear a head guard, gum shield and box, both in training and on the night.
On fight night, all boxers are required to have a medical examination conducted by a registered General Practitioner (GP). The GP also sits ringside throughout the fights along with two paramedics. We use experienced referees briefed to step in earlier during these white-collar fights than would typically be standard in amateur or professional bouts. Of course, contact sports carry an element of risk, however, we do everything we can to limit this risk so far as possible.
Fighting For Charity is a trading name for Changing Lives in Three Rounds Ltd. registered in England and Wales no. 9401954