Back in April, we wrote on the blog that nearly a third of the 9xb were learning to box on Tuesday morning.
Last Sunday, it was time for the 9xb boxers to put their new-found skills to the test, as they were pitted against boxers from the Big Kat boxing and MMA gym in Harrogate.
The aim of the event was to raise money for Martin House, a children's hospice in Wetherby. Three 9xb-ers stepped into the ring with boxers from Big Kat, with Projects Director Alex King acting as compère.
In the headline event, Marketing Executive Michael and Project Manager Joe faced-off against each other in an all-9xb clash. There were plenty of nerves (and a bit of fighting talk) in the weeks leading up to the day.
We're pleased to report that all the boxers came through the day unscathed. You can watch the videos of the fight on the Big Kat blog. Here are the stare-downs from before the matches:
We raised nearly £300 for Martin House and would like to thank everybody who donated and who came down on the day to support the team.
We would also like to thank Rich Kenny and the team at Big Kat for their support. Finally, we'd like to say well done to the boxers who took part.
Everyone enjoyed themselves and, who knows, there may be even more of the 9xb team taking part next time!