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Lennox takes on City bosses in ring for quick lunchtime bout

PUBLISHED: 07:00 30 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:10 05 October 2010

Lewis... in the ring with company bosses

Lewis... in the ring with company bosses

FORMER World Heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis threw a few punches when he arrived in East London for a boxing master class’ at a City workers’ gym. Lennox was holding a one-hour session for the Real Fight Club in Shoreditch

FORMER World Heavyweight Champ Lennox Lewis threw a few punches when he arrived in East London for a boxing 'master class' at a City workers' gym.

Lennox was holding a one-hour session yesterday for 25 members of the Real Fight Club in Shoreditch run for City company bosses who like to keep fit in their lunch hour.

By Mike Brooke

One club member, financier Simon Russell, said: "I can't believe we were getting training with Lennox Lewis and first-hand advice into the bargain! It was a dream come true for any boxing fan!"

The masterclass at the club off Great Eastern Street was in support of Kids' Company and Angus Lawson Memorial Trust charities.

The club, part of a chain which has raised £1.5 million for charities around the world, runs 'white collar' and 'celebrity' boxing with no injuries other than the occasional bloody nose.

Modern-day Corinthians all have to go back to the office the next day, usually to a hero's welcome.

But no-one got a bloody nose from Lennox among the 'white collar' company bosses who like to keep in shape in these 'leaner and fitter' times.


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