The headsets are coming off, and the gloves are going on at local communications company Res-Q.
Staff from the company, who have offices on George Street, are taking to the boxing ring in a White Collar Boxing event, in order to raise money for Hull Children’s University.
The event, taking place for the 3rd time, will see amateur boxers trying to outwit each other in 10 fights, over the event, which will feature a range of styles, fitness levels, and genders.
Lee Cowan, Team Leader will be fighting in the penultimate fight of the evening, and is looking forward to the night.
He said: “I’m going to be relying on my natural fitness from my time in the forces, and I will be fighting an opponent who spends lots of time in the gym, plays rugby, and is 15 years my junior.
“I’m hoping that my experience and general fitness regime will get me through. Being a 35 year old, father of two children, it’s not something that I’m used to, but I will be putting all my effort into a good result.”
Mikey Booth, also a Team Leader, working with Simplify Digital, is looking to go one better this time.
He said: “My opponent and I fought out a draw last time, so I’m prepared better this time, so that I can finally beat him.”
Cheering the fighters on will the anticipated 400-strong crowd at the KC Stadium on the 23rd October.
Tickets are available from Res-Q reception on George Street, priced £10, with all proceeds going to support the Children’s University.