"Boxing With The Stars" is a star-studded event, created and hosted by Jake Wood (Eastenders) and Spencer Oliver (Sky Sports).
With 3 shows completed so far, and the next one in the pipeline for March 2018, we thought it would be a nice idea to share the story so far!
Boxing With The Stars has already made a name for itself within both the Boxing world and the celebrity circle, with previous fighters including Lewis Bloor (The Only Way Is Essex), Wayne Bridge (Footballer), MC Harvey (So Solid Crew), Dan Osborne (The Only Way Is Essex), Dean Edwards (ITV's Celebrity Chef) and many more. The last show which took place in October 2017, also saw the brand bringing in their first female contestants, Pascal Craymer (International Gymnast) and Danielle Mason (Model & Presenter) which went down BRILLIANTLY with the guests on the night!
So, let's take it back to the beginning. How did the idea of Boxing With The Stars come around? Spencer Oliver tells us exactly how it went...
... and that was that! The guys decided that they would get the ball rolling, and that's when it all began.
You can head over to the official Boxing With The Stars YouTube page and watch the fights from the first two events, with fights from the October 2017 event coming soon, too! You'll be able to see fights including Jake Wood vs Adrian Pinder, Lewis Bloor vs Heavy D, Wayne Bridge vs Les Freeman and more! Make sure you subscribe to the channel whilst you're there ;).
Below are a few of our favourite snaps from our first two events (thank you to Chris Mann for the photos):
The event raises money for various charities, including Support Our Parra's, whereby a fantastic £5000 was raised through the event, and the last event which took place at the stunning Royal Lancaster London Hotel, saw a total of £16,682.12 raised for the Isabel Hospice.
We would like to thank Katie Price for attending our last event, and due to her getting into the ring and encouraging our guests to donate cash, this helped towards reaching this fantastic total!
(Photo by Chris Mann)
It's safe to say that the last Boxing With The Stars fundraiser was the biggest so far, and it is clear that the brand is growing rapidly.
You can have a read of some of the press articles surrounding the event below...
Daily Star (BWTS OCT 2017)
World Boxing News (BWTS OCT 2017)
WH Times (BTWS OCT 2017)
Daily Star (BWTS OCT 2017)
The Sun (BTWS MARCH 2017)
October's event took place in the Ballroom of the Royal Lancaster London Hotel, and a wonderful time was had by all who attended...
Event set up before it all kicked off...
The team from the Isabel Hospice had a lovely time!
Jake Wood and Spencer Oliver having a ball with the Pricey...
Spencer Oliver and his wife, Nicola, who played a big part in the organisation of Boxing With The Stars
Setting up of the Boxing Ring...
Tito Jackson was one of the many celebrity guests who attended on the night, and here he is alongside BWTS contestant, Pascal Craymer
Dan Osborne and James Ingham in training, pre-event night!
It was great to see the excitement and determination from the celebrity contestants in the lead up to and after the event...
You can find all of our photos from the night on the BWTS social media pages! Make sure you give them a follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Jake Wood and Spencer Oliver would like to thank EVERYONE who has participated in the success of Boxing With The Stars so far, and both gents are extremely excited to see what the future will bring for this new and exciting concept.
If YOU would like to take part in the next Boxing With The Stars, then we want to hear from you! Whether you want to fight, attend, or be a sponsor, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
See you in March 2018!