Two employees, Dan Jennings (Networking Engineer) and Jack Booth (Sales Executive) are throwing themselves into the ring literally to take part in the Ultra White Collar Boxing to raise money for Cancer Research UK. We caught up with them both to see how their training is coming along:
What made you want to take this challenge on?
Dan – A family member was recently diagnosed with Cancer the support he’s had is fantastic. I am happy to do my part and support those who help others with cancer
Jack – Cancer research is a great charity and is close to the heart due to losing family members to cancer. It’s great to help in any way possible to try to defeat cancer
Have you boxed before?
Dan – No never thrown a punch
Jack – No, I have messed around with some gloves with my older brother but apart from that no
What does the training regime entail?
Jack – Lots of footwork, lots of cardio (unfortunately) and pad work with weekly sparring
Dan – Weight training 4-5 days a week in the morning boxing 3-4 times a week. The boxing lesions stem from the basics to shadow boxing and sparing
How’s the training going so far?
Dan – I am growing in confidence each time I put on the gloves
Jack – it’s going well, learning the movements after every session however have a lot to learn in a short period of time!
What has been the most challenging thing so far?
Jack – foot work, my long stiff body is struggling to move like a butterfly.. imagine Peter Crouch boxing, I am similar
Dan – the footwork and endurance required I have 2 left feet and no rhythm
What are you hoping to take away from the experience?
Dan – I am hoping to help support a good cause
Jack – I am hoping to raise as much money as I can to help cancer research and learn some boxing moves on the way
We will provide another update in a couple of weeks before the big night on the 8th July. Good luck with the training boys! If you would like to sponsor either Dan or Jack find links to their Just Giving pages below.