So you are thinking about signing up to box in one of our Ultra White Collar Boxing events. Here's some information to answer some of the common frequently asked questions.
+ WHAT WILL TRAINING BE LIKE?
Be prepared to be put through the paces. It will be hard but it will be the most rewarding thing that you will do and will give you a sense of achievement.
Training will be approximately 2 sessions a week and will be weekday evenings or weekends.
You must attend at least 50% of the training sessions to take part.
+ WHAT KIT DO I NEED TO BUY?
You will need 16oz gloves, hand wraps and a gum shield for training. For fight night you will need to buy Shorts and a Groin Guard. Ultra White Collar Boxing will provide vests, gloves & head guards on the event night.
All equipment is available to buy from our shop.
+ WHO DO I CONTACT FOR HELP OR ADVICE?
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us via:
+ WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME?
You are expected to commit to 8 weeks training and attend at least 50% of the training sessions. We want you to:
- Work hard & enjoy yourself
- Use the ‘I am Boxing’ Facebook cover image
- Pledge to raise a minimum £50 for Cancer Research UK via a JustGiving page
- Sell tickets to friends and family (this can be standard, VIP or a combination).
+ WHAT WILL THE EVENT BE LIKE?
The event will be well run and organised, with the medical provision the same as professional boxing. It will be a glamorous black tie event, and will make you feel like a superstar on the night.
+ I'VE SIGNED UP, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
- You will receive a confirmation text and email from us inviting you to join a Facebook group. Please make sure you join this group as information will be posted in there across the 8 weeks.
- Cancer Research UK will email you with details of your Just Giving page.
- You will receive a text from your area rep within 14 days of signing up.
- We will invite you along to a registration meeting where we will give you all of the information about the process and give you chance to ask any questions.
- Training starts!
For more information, visit our ‘Whats Involved’ Page.
+ CAN MY COMPANY SUPPORT ME?
If you have a company that would like to support you they can just donate to your Just Giving page, suggested donation is £50. You will then be asked for their logo about two weeks before the event. Your chosen company will then have their logo printed on the back of your vest and will be mentioned throughout the night.
+ HOW DO I SET UP JUSTGIVING?
When you sign up you will receive an email from Cancer Research UK with details of your Just Giving page. If you do not get this email, here’s how to set up your page.
- Click this link to our JustGiving page
- Click ‘see all events’
- Find your event on the right, click ‘view event details’
- Click ‘fundraise for this charity’
- You will then be prompted to make an account. You can either use your Facebook account or your email. Once it’s created you can then start sharing your page. If you get a company to support you they also donate to this account.
If you need any fundraising support, please email us.
+ CAN I ORDER ANY MATERIALS TO HELP WITH MY FUNDRAISING, LIKE COLLECTION BUCKETS?
Yes absolutely, we are more than happy to provide you with materials that will support your fundraising. Please order online.
+ HOW DO I GET TICKETS?
Standard tickets are £25 each. VIP tables of 10 can be reserved with a £150 deposit where available. There are only a limited number available and they always sell out.
Tickets can be bought from your area representative or on Ultra Tickets.
+ GENERAL TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets are strictly non-refundable or transferable, we do not offer a replacement ticket service for lost or stolen tickets. Unfortunately, due to logistical reasons, ticket sales end at midnight on the day of the event, we do not sell tickets on the door of our events.
Please present your ticket at the door for entry. If you have purchased a VIP Table, the lead member of your table will have been issued with VIP Wristbands. Please ensure you are wearing your wristband, as this is your ticket.
+ WHEN WILL THE WEIGH IN BE?
The weigh in will be a few days before your event. You are required to attend the weigh in to find out who you are fighting and have face off photos taken.
+ WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE LIMIT TO TAKE PART?
The minimum age required is 18. Everyone who wishes to attend the events must also be over 18.
+ HOW WILL I BE MATCHED WITH MY OPPONENT?
You will train as a group for 8 weeks. At the end of the training you will be matched with somebody else from that group who is a similar weight, ability, fitness and age to you. We ensure the fairest matches possible at all of our events.
+ CAN I GET ADVICE ON NUTRITION?
Yes, you can get some great advice on our nutrition page.
+ CAN I GET ADVICE ON EXTRA TRAINING?
The boxing gym will be able to give you advice on extra training. You can also click here for more tips.
+ CAN I BE INSURED?
All participants are insured at the event by Bluefin Insurance.
+ DOOR OPENING TIMES?
Doors open at 4.30pm for VIP (4pm if food is included), Doors open at 5pm for Standing, the show starts at approx. 5.15pm*
Doors open at 3.30pm for VIP (3pm if food is included), Doors open at 4pm for Standing, the show starts at approx. 4.15pm
*We would recommend checking your ticket for the exact opening times as this will be confirmed on your ticket.
+ WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?
Our events enforce a VERY formal, strict dress code policy; the minimum for men is shirt, tie, tailored trousers and smart shoes. The minimum for ladies is cocktail dress or tailored skirt/trousers with blouse.
Please do not wear any of the following; jeans, chinos, checked casual shirts, polo shirts or trainers.
+ AGE RESTRICTIONS
These events are for over 18’s only. We operate a Challenge 25 policy, so if you’re lucky enough to look under 25 please bring a valid form of I.D.