‘White Collar Boxing’ originated in New York in 1988, when a doctor and an attorney trained for a few weeks before boxing each other at a black-tie event. The term ‘white collar’ refers to ‘white collar workers’ or business professionals taking part, but now white collar boxing is the fastest growing contact sport in the world, with all different types of people taking part.
Ultra White Collar Boxing (UWCB) began in 2009, hosting our first event in Derby which gave birth to an explosion of white collar boxing across the UK. In 2013, we became a corporate partner of Cancer Research UK and we are now the charities biggest fundraisers in the UK raising over £20million. We have organised events in over 100 towns and cities in the UK as well as expanding events to Australia and Poland with plans to expand to the USA.
UWCB is the most established organisation in the UK and our aim is to see the day that £50million is raised for Cancer Research UK.
Since 2013, our target has been to raise £1million in one month for life saving research, which is why in 2017 we expanded to form Ultra Events, which saw the addition of Ultra MMA, Ultra Ballroom, Ultra Comedy and Ultra Adventures. Each year we are getting closer to our target of £1million in a month and our aim is to achieve this in 2021.
By signing up to take part in UWCB or in any Ultra Event, you become part of #TeamUltra. Our aim is to get people fit through free training, inspire change in mental and physical well-being, provide a once in a lifetime opportunity and allow people to take part in an amazing event!
- Get 8 weeks FREE boxing training
- Be part of £50million raised for Cancer Research UK
- Box at a HUGE black-tie event
- Join #TeamUltra
‘I wouldn’t have had the courage to try boxing if it wasn’t for UWCB. I’ve now lost 11stone, am a Level 1 England Boxing coach and have had 25 fights. UWCB changed my life!’Roxy McGregor London
‘UWCB gave me purpose, motivation and a positive outlet after my battle with mental health. It helped me to feel like myself again and I felt an overwhelming sense of pride to know I’d done something for a great cause.’Karl Jones Darlington
‘The training was INCREDIBLE, it pushed me to my limits and proved how far I can go if I really try. UWCB is such an amazing experience and bring everyone together for one great cause.’Dani Howarth Aldershot
‘I took part in memory of my dad who I lost to lung cancer. I loved every second, I was Top Fundraiser on the night which meant so much to me and my family. I am very proud and UWCB has motivated me to do more in the future.’Robert Galligan Wigan
‘At 60 years old I found myself in bad health in hospital at over 28 stone. I decided that I needed to change so I signed up to UWCB and I never looked back. I lost over 11 stone and made a change for life. UWCB was an incredible experience.’Greg Pollard Burton
‘UWCB is where it all began for me, I was new to boxing and I met some amazing people and raised money for a great cause. I carried on boxing and got my pro boxing license, have had professional bouts and have changed my lifestyle for good!’Omari Grant Nottingham