Review: Nothing But Trouble – White Collar Boxing

A few weeks back was the inaugural ‘Nothing But Trouble – WCB’ event. White collar boxing is amateur boxing where it is always a draw and is often used as a platform for guys to test their abilities in the ring without worrying about records and weight cuts and all the other extra stresses that come with fighting.

This was such a fantastically put together event and I feel a lot of professional promotions can learn a  thing or two from it. The theme was done in line with the prohibition era and everyone seemed to come dressed to impress which always adds to the vibe of a event. All the boxers had a uniform that had their names on and lived to their names for example guys like Craig Stack was called the viking and he came out looking and fighting just like a viking or his opponent Ian Ashforth, who got something like 10 hours of fake tattoos done just to look meaner.

Some of the standout fights for me was the first one with the girls. Anya Klaasen vs Kate Ackerman. They were both really nervous prior and seemed to perform pretty well under the pressure, and it is always a pleasure watching the fairer sex working in the ring. Next as mentioned was Craig Stack vs Ian Ashworth. The crowd seemed really into this one and there was a lot of emotion in it. Both guys came out at 100% for the full fight often swinging wildly, yet entertainingly. Another really noteworthy fight was  Michael  Bullard vs Andrew Wood. This was really a matter of speed and agility vs power and size. Andrew seemed to control the fight until the 3rd round where he got caught quite hard and the fight was called.


I was fortunate enough to have a photographer with me, Lisa Burnell. She is a super talented photographer and new on Twiitter so give her a follow: @iam_lisaKay. Hope you guys like her selection of images. There are many more to come.Congratulations to all that competed as I know it was most of your first fights and hope to see you guys in the ring again. From what I have heard the event managed to raise quite a large substantial amount for their chosen charity, so congratulations to them on a  job well done. Really Looking forward to the next one.

About Guy Lazarus

I am a South African Nak Mauy with a keen interest in MMA and combat sports in general. I run Mauyguy.com to give the world of fighting a South African Nak Muay's perspective. I have been competing in Martial Arts since the age of 7 with some success having come 3rd at IFMA World Championships and have my provincial colours for Judo. One day I will grow up and relinquish my dream of being world champion, but not yet...

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