• White Collar Boxing

    Discussing Boxing Culture With, For, and About Recreational Boxers Who Practice the Sport in Adulthood Purely for the Fun and Love of it

    To arrange for personal training, private group or corporate events, or to spread the love of boxing for physical fitness and self defense,

    contact Mark Connor at: [email protected] or (612) 369-3778

    White Collar Boxing is a term coined decades ago at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, New York. It refers to men who work white collar jobs but learn to box recreationally and work out regularly at the gym. It now also refers to women who do the same thing. In April 2006 I published an article in Upsize Minnesota about Lisa Bauch and her Uppercut Boxing Gym. I also personally train white collar boxers there. Look to this page for regular features of some of the enthusiasts who train at Uppercut Gym, including Steve McComas, four time Light Heavyweight Masters (over 35) Division International Ringside Champion and environmental scientist, and many others.


McComas, Sheahan Challenge Selves at Gleason’s Masters Clinic

Three-time Ringside Boxing Masters Division International Light Heavyweight Champion, Steve McComas of St. Paul, Minnesota is joined this week by fellow Twin Citian and 2009 Heavyweight Masters Division Runner-up, Ryan Sheahan of Minneapolis for the third annual  Gleason’s Gym Masters Clinic in Brooklyn, New York. Both have trained hard over the last month in order to maximize the benefit they’ll receive from workouts Thursday and Friday with world class  trainers and former and present world champion profressionals, and they’ve been matched against quality opponents for the amateur boxing card scheduled at the gym on Saturday night.

Mark Connor
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