Fight day!

Things got real pretty damn fast over the last week! We got matched up with our opponents, I managed to guess a fair few matchups and for the most part, I think the coaches did a great job. Tomorrow evening is going to be incredible to watch… …if you like boxing anyway. Tickets are still available on the website if you wanted to spectate.  I … Continue reading Fight day!

You can run but you can’t Hyde – Boxing week 6-7

For the last seven weeks, my life has been consumed by this event. I’m leaping out of my comfort zone… or maybe I’m clutching to the diving board I foolishly slipped from. That’s probably a more accurate analogy. Although I’ve attended maybe half the recommended training sessions, and suffered injuries some would have shrugged off and bulldozed through horns first, I’m ready for the final … Continue reading You can run but you can’t Hyde – Boxing week 6-7

Highs and Lows – Boxing weeks 4 & 5

Look at that goofy mug. Donate £5 to cancer research and he’ll stand up and smile properly in the next picture… https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tom-hyde3?fbclid=IwAR09qaTKGQwFfFd6EmwHAYFwvrjk58nMAzUYKiXfRwx4ga1J_w81pHq84C0  No jokes, I’m doing pretty badly in terms of every responsibility bestowed upon me by the UWCB guys… Donations are under the target (£0.00), ticket sales aren’t sorted yet, and I’ve been out of training all week! It’s not that I haven’t been … Continue reading Highs and Lows – Boxing weeks 4 & 5

The screw it stage – week 3 UWCB

It’s been a pretty successful week. My body doesn’t agree but bar the wrist injury I’m sticking at it with more spirit than I should do – considering I’m essentially getting beaten up in my spare time. Skipped the Thursday session on account of my sprain then went on Saturday morning instead, despite there being very little change in the wrist thus far. It became … Continue reading The screw it stage – week 3 UWCB

Scared to sneeze – Week 1 UWCB

“One sneeze and it’s a standing count for Tom ‘ the playdough body’ Hyde.” Session one of week one whooshed by as I sat at home in my dressing gown. Not my fighting gown with gold trim and phallus’  sewn into the back. ‘Twas my trusty old bathrobe. I’m going to be honest with you. I’m annoyed. It’s been a week since sparring and I … Continue reading Scared to sneeze – Week 1 UWCB

A Cannonball through the chest – whitecollar training week 0

Two hours after our first briefing and my resolve has already been tested… Hi all. I’m embarking on a journey of pain and suffering, for the cause of all those suffering ten times, one hundred times worse than me with no reward. No silver lining, no hint of gold at the end of the rainbow. One of the first things the UWCB representative said to … Continue reading A Cannonball through the chest – whitecollar training week 0