Freelance journalist Nick Booth came away with a shiner for his efforts in the ring when he was roped into a charity boxing match.
Booth, who was called on at the last minute to take part in a fight night organised by Incisive-owned technology title CRN, was beaten mid-way through his second round against his opponent, reader Jason Philip, an account manager for Toshiba.
CRN put on the charity boxing event for its clients and readers, who are mainly in IT sales.
Booth had just a couple of weeks to prepare for his bout, and lasted about four minutes in the ring.
After the match Booth said he was ‘a bit sore”, but luckily he escaped with only a black eye. ‘Some people said I did alright, but others said the punch he got me with wasn’t really textbook because he got me round the back of the head. But you can’t make excuses,’he said.
Booth set up a donations site a week before the fight, and was able to raise £1,200 for his chosen charity, Help for Heroes. Incisive estimate the final figure raised at £20,000, which will split between all the charities nominated by the boxers.