White collar boxing, one of the world’s fastest
growing corporate contact sports, will make its debut in Macau
with a charity fight-night at The Venetian Macau on Friday, 18
Mayhem in Macau will feature nine amateur boxing clashes
between 18 white collar professionals who will have been in hard
training for three months before their first fights.
of over 500 will be cheering the combatants over a glamorous
black-tie dinner that is expected to become an annual social
highlight on the Macau entertainment calendar.
Tickets for Mayhem in Macau can be booked online
through Cotai Ticketing from 10 June, or via organizer China Sports Promotion.
Tickets are priced at
MOP 1,500 per head and MOP 15,000 for a table of ten for Silver
category, and MOP 3,000 per head and MOP 30,000 for a table of 10
for Gold category, including free-flowing wine, beer and
The event is a
charity fundraiser for the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes
Programme in Macau, which includes a raffle, silent auction, live
auction and lucky draws to raise money for the organisation. All
proceeds made on the night from the auctions and raffles go
directly to the charity.
White collar boxing is a sport
where both men and women in white collar professions train to fight
in special events. What makes this event unique is that most
participants have no previous boxing experience.
In 2000 a white collar boxing event, “Capital Punishment” saw a
team of Wall Street bankers trading blows with City of London
brokers. Over 100 sell-out events have since followed, including
“Celebrity Boxing” on the BBC in 2003 featuring, among others,
British comedians Les Dennis and Ricky Gervais of The Office.
“Mayhem in Macau,” five of the nine bouts will be among local
contenders, and four from elsewhere. The 18 amateur white-collar
professionals, aged between 20 and 50, are receiving free training
together for 12 weeks at Man O War Boxing Club Macau prior to the
They will finally be closely matched
according to weight, and bouts are mercifully brief, over just
three rounds of two minutes, with the referee stopping the fight at
any stage if safety is compromised. Wearing heavy 16 oz. gloves and
protective headgear, groin shields and mouth guards helps to
lessen the risk of
“Zero injuries, aside from bloody noses, have
been recorded in over 1,500 bouts sanctioned by the World White
Collar Boxing Association,” noted China Sports Promotions founder
Participants at “Mayhem in Macau” include
executives from major corporations in Macau, and the event is
sponsored by Cotai Strip Resorts Macau, the Cotai Ring Club and
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