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UWCB Coronavirus Update

Friday 5th March 

More positive news on the roadmap out of lockdown.

We are now in the process of announcing date options to all participants for their events that have been postponed since 2020. All participants are being given choices in 2021 and 2022.

Training will commence in a COVID-19 secure manner with participants split into groups of 6 and several other precautions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in training.

We cannot wait to get back running events, providing 8 weeks of FREE coaching and running brilliant events whilst raising millions for Cancer Research UK.

We will resume our training and events in the below phases.

Monday 23rd February – Cautious

Positive news from Boris today.

Firstly, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants for being so understanding and supportive through this challenging period.

We are hopeful that we will be able to host our amazing events in July with training starting in late May, this is of course totally dependent on the government guidance.

Training will be ‘COVID-19 secure’ with several precautions in place.

We would also like to thank the Ultra team across the UK who have all been working hard behind the scenes to plan for every possible eventuality in this constantly changing situation. Also, thanks to the amazing gyms and coaches that deliver training, we cannot wait to get you all training, getting fit and supporting these local businesses.

All participants that were due to take part in March/April 2020 will in the next few weeks as advice develops be given a choice of several dates in 2021 or 2022 to pick from. These participants will have first choice on all dates.

All new sign ups since roughly February 2020 will then be contacted and given the same date options, dependant on availability to fill up the events.

All these date options will be posted in FB groups so please ensure you check them.

This has been a long haul for everyone, and we are over the moon to finally be back planning to get people fit and active after lockdown, putting on awesome events and heading towards our target of £25Million for Cancer Research UK.

Tuesday 5th January 2021

We cannot wait to bring back Ultra Events to give people the opportunity to do something amazing and provide an amazing event night for guests to enjoy.

Our mission with Ultra is:

Improving Lives

  • Bettering physical and mental health
  • Life-changing experiences
  • Behaving morally and ethically
  • Fundraising to help beat cancer

As the UK enters another lockdown, we will continue to put our events on hold. We are following government guidance closely and we hope that the roll out of the vaccination will bring hope that after Easter events can start to return.

We are positive that events will be able to resume in 2021 and we can get on our way to hitting £25million for Cancer Research UK.

Thank you for your patience, we hope to see you soon!

Wednesday 2nd December 2020  

It is fantastic news that the UK have approved the Pfizer vaccine and that it will be available from next week. This is a huge step forwards for the events industry and an encouraging sign that events will return in 2021. 

We cannot wait to bring back Ultra Events and get on our way to hit our target of £25million raised for Cancer Research UK. 

We have dates booked for 2021 and 2022 and will be giving participants who were due to take part in postponed events the choice of dates they would like to take part in. 

Thank you for your patience during this time, we cannot wait to see you soon at an Ultra Event! 


Thursday 20th August 2020

It is great to see that the UK is slowly returning to normal and that bars, restaurants, gyms and other industries can now reopen. We are excited that the government have announced some pilot events can go ahead during August with the view for events to return in the Autumn, this is a huge step forward for the events industry.

We cannot wait to be able to bring Ultra Events back, getting people fit with UWCB and Ultra MMA, teaching people a new skill with Ultra Ballroom, making people laugh with Ultra Comedy and ensuring that we provide a fantastic night for all guests and participants. Most importantly, we cannot wait to be back raising money for Cancer Research UK and getting back on track for our next target of £25million raised.

We are still waiting to be given the green light from the government on when our events can return and once this happens we will be announcing the rescheduled dates. All tickets will be transferred to the new dates and we will provide all guests the choice of 3 dates to choose from in order to make sure that they can attend the event and we will provide at least 12 week’s notice.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time and we hope to see you at an Ultra Event soon!


Tuesday 17th March 2020

Following the governments advice on limiting social contact. We have unfortunately made the decision to postpone our training and events set for the coming weeks.

As always, our primary concern is the safety of our participants and spectators. We are absolutely devastated by this, but we are doing what we feel is right to ensure everyone’s safety and health.

We have been organising events for the last 11 years and have never found ourselves in these circumstances. These are unprecedented times and we feel this is the right option.

All events that have been postponed will be running at a date in the future. We cannot confirm dates at the moment but will let you know as soon as the government advice and guidance allow us to make these decisions. As we stress the safety of others is paramount.

The minute we do set a new date, we expect we will give 12 weeks’ notice which should hopefully be enough for everyone to attend and show support. Our participants have trained so very hard and raised a phenomenal amount of money for Cancer Research UK.

We cannot wait to reschedule these events. Participants will receive a fresh 8 weeks of training and have the amazing event that they deserve. An amazing night for friends, family and work colleagues to proudly come and cheer on their incredible loved ones.

All tickets and VIP tables will still be valid for the rearranged event, these are non refundable. Funds raised for Cancer Research UK on JustGiving pages will also moved over to the new date. This will give everyone the opportunity to raise EVEN MORE money for Cancer Research UK.

We will be in touch with everyone as soon possible with details of the new dates.

These are extreme, unprecedented circumstances. Thank you for your patience and support during this time. Ultra Events participants have raised over 21millions pounds for Cancer Research UK. We cannot wait to get going again to raise even more for life saving research and get even more people fit and active. The start of our events will signal the end of a very challenging period. Take care of yourselves and others around you.

25 awesome ring walk songs, chosen by UWCB boxers!

After 8 weeks of training for your UWCB event, you get the chance to walk out at a huge event in front of a roaring crowd whilst your chosen entrance music plays.

Walk-on themes became a big hit in boxing after former world champion Muhammad Ali used the Star Wars theme for a title bout against Earnie Shavers in 1977. Since then, music has become a vital part of boxing shows.

Muhammad Ali used walk out music for the first time in 1977 against Earnie Shavers.

Choosing the perfect track for your walk-in can be a difficult task, so to help you out we’ve put together a list of the Top 25 songs, as picked by UWCB boxers!

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ hit ‘Can’t Stop’, used by professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko, came out on top. The 2002 track is the top choice for amateur boxers, with the instantly recognisable guitar rhythm and Anthony Kiedis’ punchy vocals ideal for motivating them and exciting crowds.

It is the most popular walk-on theme, closely followed by Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ and The Prodigy’s number one hit ‘Firestarter.’

Completing the top five walk-on themes are ‘All of The Lights’ by Kayne West ft. Rihanna and Survivor’s 1982 classic Rocky movie theme ‘Eye of the Tiger’.

Top 10 Ring Walk Songs:
1. ‘Can’t Stop’ by Red Hot Chilli Pepper
2. ‘Lose Yourself’ by Eminem
3. ‘Firestarter’ by The Prodigy
4. ‘All of The Lights’ by Kayne West ft. Rihanna
5. ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor
6. ‘Big for Your Boots’ by Stormzy
7. ‘Back In Black’ by AC/DC
8. ‘X Gon’ Give it To Ya’ by DMX
9. ‘Ready or Not’ by The Fugees
10. ‘Feed ‘Em To The Lions’ by Solo 45

Over the years, more than 50,000 participants have taken part in Ultra White Collar Boxing events and we’ve heard a huge range of tracks from PSY’s hit ‘Gangnam Style’ right the way through to the internet sensation ‘Baby Shark’ (a song we are glad to see the back of!)

View the UWCB playlist on Spotify of the top 25 ring walk songs.

Top 25 Ring Walk Songs by UWCB, a playlist by Ultra Events on Spotify

UWCB can change your life

Taking part in an Ultra White Collar Boxing event provides a whole range of benefits to your life. Whether you want to get fit, meet new people, become more confident, do something out of your comfort zone or raise some money for charity. It’s likely that UWCB can help you achieve your goal PLUS so much more.

Here are just a few reasons why you should sign up to UWCB today:

  • Improved health & fitness
  • Training towards something
  • Increased confidence & camaraderie
  • Doing something positive

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ultra white collar boxing improves health and fitness

Improved health & fitness

Research states that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. The UWCB training course lasts 56 days. This means you have 56 days of commitment to get fitter, healthier and in great shape.

At the end of an 8-week UWCB training course, you will feel incredible health benefits, you’ll feel fitter and continue to exercise and make healthier choices.

Simon Roberts from Derby took part in an event in 2012 which kick-started his weight loss journey. Simon continued exercising and to date has lost 8 stone and feels fitter now than he did 7 years ago.

ultra white collar boxing give you something to train towards

Training towards something

UWCB gives you a goal. At the end of the 8 weeks, you know that you will be stepping into the ring in front of a crowd of your friends and family. This helps to give you motivation and means that for 8 weeks to push yourself, train hard, get fitter and feel healthier.

When the bell rings at the end of your fight, you’ll feel an incredible sense of achievement and nothing will seem impossible.

uwcb training will give you an improved higher level of confidence

Increased confidence & camaraderie

We now live in a world where people don’t often communicate face to face. UWCB groups people together from different backgrounds who train together and get to know each other over 8 weeks. You form a team and push each other to get through training and you support each other at the big event.

Walking out in front of 1,000 people and stepping into a boxing ring is a truly unique and incredible feeling and participants leave the event with a renewed sense of confidence. If you can do UWCB you can do anything in life.

uwcb has helped thousands of people do something positive

Doing something positive

Ultra Events are proud to have raised over £18 Million for Cancer Research UK since 2013.

We offer participants the chance to help raise money for a cause that will, unfortunately, affect most of us in some way. Raising money for charity is an amazing and positive thing to do and it makes you feel proud of your achievement. On average, each UWCB participant raises £268 for Cancer Research UK, and each event raises an average of £12,000.

UWCB are aiming to reach £20 Million for Cancer Research UK by 2020, by signing up YOU can be a part of this incredible figure.

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5 Reasons to take part in a UWCB event to raise money for Cancer Research UK

Ultra White Collar Boxing (UWCB) are proud to be a corporate partner of Cancer Research UK, and our participants have helped to raise over £16.4 Million to help beat cancer sooner.

“Our participants have helped to raise over £16.4 Million to help beat cancer sooner”

Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped to save millions of lives. Over the past 40 years, survival has doubled, thanks to the great progress research have made.

With UWCB, you not only get to raise money for a brilliant cause. The challenge will also benefit you in ways you might never think of. Here are 5 ways this charity challenge can help to improve your life:

1. Your health will improve

Taking part in a UWCB event will increase your activity levels and make you fitter and healthier. It also provides you with a real target to work towards and which is incredibly motivating. Around 3,400 cases of cancer in the UK each year could be prevented by keeping active.

UWCB Training Class

Numerous studies have also found that raising money for charity and helping others can improve your health. Often referred to as ‘helper’s high,’ taking on a challenge for charity can produce endorphins that promote feelings of happiness.

2. It will motivate you

There will be days when your motivation is low, or when the last thing you want to do is train for your upcoming challenge. As a group you will train together which helps to motivate each other through the 8 weeks of free training. When you find yourself low on inspiration thinking about the charity, your donations and the people whose lives you are helping to change will spur you on in ways you never thought possible.

UWCB helps to keep you motivated

3. Meet new people

When you start your 8 weeks of free training you will meet new people, many of them will remain friends for life. Once you sign up you will join a Facebook group with the other participants. You can share training tips, fundraising advice and motivate each other throughout the training and on the run-up to the event. Training with others builds a fantastic sense of community and you will feel a real sense of camaraderie.

Meet new people taking part in UWCB event

4. Open up new opportunities

The challenge you initially choose to take on for charity could lead to lots of other exciting opportunities in the future. For example, Ultra Events organise Ultra MMA, Ultra Comedy, Ultra Darts and Ultra Ballroom events, as well as charity treks with Ultra Adventures. Many people who take on Ultra White Collar Boxing will challenge themselves by taking part in a series of events, raising HUGE amounts of money for Cancer Research UK. This fundraising helps scientists get closer to finding a cure.

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5. You will get incredible support

Taking part in a UWCB event will be like no other experience. The event can be a daunting prospect, so it’s good to know that you will be supported every step of the way. From the moment you sign up you will get help with training, nutrition and fundraising to ensure you get the most out of the experience. Ultra Events have a huge team on hand to help and support you throughout your experience.

Incredible support at UWCB events

We also have a dedicated support team from Cancer Research UK who will be on hand to help with all aspects of fundraising. Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for their research. It’s only thanks to your generosity that they’ve helped to double cancer survival rates in just 40 years. You, the supporters, are at the heart of everything they achieve.

Every step Cancer Research UK make towards beating cancer relies on every pound raised. With your help they can beat cancer sooner.

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