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Brawl on the Wall, the annual white collar boxing extravaganza, returns for a third installment next weekend (Friday, Sep 5). Slightly earlier than usual this year, the event will be held at Park Hyatt Hotel with a sparkling bill featuring 18 crazy brave fighters.

Three months ago, about 50 people with no pretensions of being a boxer – a fair percentage of whom will never have been punched before in their entire lives, strapped on oversized boxing gloves, a head guard (to stop their brains from being punched into destruction) and a mouth guard. They worked out the the point of nausea at least three days a week.

Next Friday sees the beautiful culmination of all that effort and sweat and sore jaws and sore noses and bruised knuckles and wrists. I talk like I know, because I do. Myself and some TBJ colleagues got drunk and signed up for the past couple of editions only developing some sense this year after we'd all been punched in the head and belly enough to realize we didn't enjoy it. Getting punched on your nose three nights a week is not all that fun, and doing it for real after three months in front of more than 500 of your closest friends and drunk people who just want to see you get hurt, is near lunacy.

These guys deserve your support.

Barbarism aside, it's a great night: lots of fun, lots of booze and lots of good looking people done up to the nines to watch mindless violence.

The event has been a success for the past two years and there are still tickets available for this year's event. As fight night organizer Shane Benis says: "A fight night is always more exciting when you have a big, screaming crowd enjoying the action."

Here's a video of highlights from the 2012 version (2013 doesn't appear to exist anymore):

You can get tickets for the event here.

Photos: Courtesy of the organizers


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