Hedge Fund Fight Night

What requires a sturdy head, quick-thinking skills, and a never-back-down attitude? Working in a high pressure financial job ........and boxing. In Hong Kong there is a charity event that pits financial professionals against each other in a series of bouts for charity. It is no joke and volunteers do some serious training:

The 14 finalists trained at Jab Mixed Martial Arts Studio in the heart of the business district twice a week for five months. In addition to the sessions of sparring, punching bag work, crunches and rope-skipping, most trained four to five times a week, and in some cases twice a day. The finalists were culled from 70 hopefuls and were paired off for seven bouts of three two-minute rounds each.

Would you ever participate in this event? What would be your dream financial boxing match-up?

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Oct 26, 2012

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Oct 26, 2012

Oh god this would be fun...

Oct 26, 2012

Its in Hong Kong, the shits gonna be wild.

Oct 26, 2012

I would totally lace up the gloves to fight James Gorman. He's 10 years older than me but in (probably much) better shape, and I hear he loves to box. That's my dream Wall Street bout. Not that I bear him any ill will or want to kick his ass, just that he's the only Wall Street CEO who knows his way around the ring.

Oct 26, 2012
Edmundo Braverman:

I would totally lace up the gloves to fight James Gorman. He's 10 years older than me but in (probably much) better shape, and I hear he loves to box. That's my dream Wall Street bout. Not that I bear him any ill will or want to kick his ass, just that he's the only Wall Street CEO who knows his way around the ring.

I'm confident my boss could make it to the final four. And other than Halvorsen I think he'd contend with the rest of the HF world... nobody touches the king viking though.

Oct 26, 2012

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Oct 26, 2012

Vs. Cilff Asness because he's Cliff Asness. No clue what he'd weigh in at though.

Oct 26, 2012

Thain vs. Buffet.

Oct 26, 2012

Kovner vs. Soros.....

Or maybe a bracket of PTJ, Moore, Kovner, and Soros.....There can be only one!

Oct 26, 2012

^ Kovner is a pretty big guy, no doubt he'd win.

Two huge benefeciaries of inflows post 08- David Harding vs Ray Dalio.

Oct 26, 2012

I would absolutely LOVE to go a few rounds with Eddie..

Sadly you wouldn't make it out of round 1 Mr Braverman.

Oct 27, 2012
Babyj18777:

I would absolutely LOVE to go a few rounds with Eddie..

Sadly you wouldn't make it out of round 1 Mr Braverman.

Kid, I've probably stepped over bigger and tougher guys than you on my way to a fight, lol.

Oct 27, 2012
Edmundo Braverman:
Babyj18777:

I would absolutely LOVE to go a few rounds with Eddie..

Sadly you wouldn't make it out of round 1 Mr Braverman.

Kid, I've probably stepped over bigger and tougher guys than you on my way to a fight, lol.

I've seen you use that phrase many times Mr. Braverman, however my boxing and thai boxing fight records beg to differ.

I'm hoping to make my way to France summer 2013, if I do what do you think about a little competitive sparring? We'll call it "WSO Showdown" and broadcast it live as an NSFW episode.

Oct 26, 2012

Gordon Gekko and Sir Lawrence Wildman

Oct 26, 2012

Someone needs to coordinate this to happen in the states. I used to box in my undergrad. You would be surprised of the comaraderie that developes, even if you get your ass handed to you.

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Jun 3, 2013
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