HOW I LOST 5.5 STONE WITH TEAM ULTRA
‘In 2015 I weighed 23 and a half stone, I decided to get fit and now I’ve lost 5 and a half stone!’ Christoffer Smith is taking part for the 2nd time in our Doncaster event, here’s what motivated him to sign up to Ultra White Collar Boxing: At Christmas time 2015 my daughter was […]
So, you’ve signed up for an Ultra Event and you are wondering what you can do to help you fundraise? I took part in a UWCB and raised over £2,500 for Cancer Research UK and I’m going to share with you some of my top tips to boost your fundraising. Tell people what you are […]
Can girls box?
This is a question we receive regularly at UWCB. The simple answer is YES. Girls can absolutely box at our events and the sport is growing in popularity amongst females. When Ultra White Collar Boxing started organizing events in 2009 we would have around 15% of bouts being girls, over time that has risen to […]
Boxing training at home
If 2020 has taught people anything, it’s that they can train at home just as effectively as they can in the gym. There are hundreds of online workouts you can do with or without equipment and it’s a great way to keep fit and active from the comfort of your living room. At Ultra Events […]
How do you learn to box?
Boxing training is a fantastic way to exercise and get fit. Whether you are training towards a boxing bout, training in a boxing gym with no intention of having a boxing match or training at home, the methods used by boxers are tried and tested and proven to get you in great shape. At UWCB […]
UWCB Coronavirus Update
Monday 14th June Following the government announcement today that the June 21st ‘Freedom Day’ will now be moved to July 19th we have moved the vast majority of our events to August and September. All participants will be given new dates in the coming days, if anyone cannot make a date, they will be […]
History of Ultra Events
Ultra Events started out in Derby in 2009 running boxing events in a local nightclub. The concept was the same, everyone received 8 weeks of free boxing training at the local boxing gym. They were then matched with an opponent from the group and they took part in an event at the end of it. […]
Medical provision at UWCB
At Ultra Events the safety of our participants is our number one priority. We have been organising events since 2009 and have had over 70,000 participants complete our 8 weeks of training and step into the ropes at a huge event. Taking part in a boxing event should be a safe and enjoyable experience which […]
Tickets & Boxing Events
Once you sign up to an Ultra Event, you receive 8 weeks of free training and get to take part in an incredible event – in return, we ask you to sell 10 tickets to your friends and family to the main event. This is for a couple of reasons, it makes an incredible atmosphere […]
Boxing gloves for sparring
There is a huge range of variety if you are looking for boxing gloves to use for sparring. The most important thing to remember for training is that you want to reduce risk of injury for you and the person you are sparring with, the last thing anyone wants to do is pick up injuries […]
The birth of White Collar Boxing. A Champ, the King and I
I get off the subway train and walk down the hill into D.U.M.B.O (Down under the Manhattan bridge overpass), a picturesque, cobbled street area of Brooklyn, New York. The spectacular Manhattan bridge in the distance framing this coffee shop and bakery filled part of the city. I am trying to take it all in and […]
Is Boxing Training COVID-19 Safe?
UWCB have carried out a rigorous assessment with our clinical director; Andy Thomas (Cipher medical LTD) to make our training as safe as is practically possible. We are aiming for training to commence from May 17th when Boris Johnson has stated that ‘Indoor adult sports’ will be allowed. We will be taking the following steps […]
A guide to Boxing Training
Boxing training is a fantastic way to exercise and get fit. Whether you are training towards a boxing bout, training in a boxing gym with no intention of having a boxing match or training at home, the methods used by boxers are tried and tested and proven to get you in great shape. So, what […]
Logan Paul Vs Floyd Mayweather – is this bad for boxing?
Logan Paul rose to fame on YouTube and decided to box another famous YouTuber turned rapper KSI back in 2018. This was the biggest white collar boxing fight in history with over 21,000 people in attendance at Manchester Arena and record box office sales. In 2020, Logan Paul called out Mayweather on a video in […]
Cancer Research UK employee Laura Blackwell’s UWCB journey!
I started working for Ultra Events in 2015 and in 2016 I joined Cancer Research UK. My role involves supporting Ultra’s amazing participants in their fundraising efforts and doing everything I can to help them smash their fundraising goals. I am on hand to offer support and answer any fundraising questions participants may have throughout […]
How to stay active and healthy at home
During these unprecedented times a lot of us are finding ourselves at home, either working from home or self-isolating, so it’s important to keep active and healthy. In times like these the mental and physical health benefits of exercise are so important so it is key to find new ways of keeping active whilst staying […]