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?
RIP Emanuel Steward