Formal Fight Club Introduces ‘The Warriors’

The fifth annual White Collar Event Formal Fight Club at The Palace Hotel...

Warriors… come out to play-ay…

Sunday 3rd May commences the fifth annual white collar event from Formal Fight Club at The Palace Hotel, Manchester.

Organised by brother and sister team Chris and Tracey Donnelly who have a history steeped in fashion (founders of Gio Goi and Your Own), music and events. They launched Formal Fight Club in 2011 and since then have hosted four successful events ‘The Unusual Suspects’, ‘The Good The Bad And The Ugly’, ‘Goodfellas’ and last year; inaugral held at The Palace Hotel, titled ‘The Untouchables’ in which editor of our I Love MCR website Chris Greenhalgh valiantly contended in and achieved a knock out victory.

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“I’ve never felt more alive,” said contender Chris Greenhalgh who trained with Bob Shannon, Ricky Hatton and Robin Reid. “You learn a lot about yourself in this situation. Win or lose, you’ve got to have balls just to put on the gloves. Everything I learned in the last three months went out the window when I stepped in the ring. Right up until seconds before it was over. Then all of a sudden you’ve got a suit on and people are patting me on the back.”

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These events are just as exciting and emotional for a spectator. Glitz and glam meets blood, sweat and tears. Suited & booted men and dolled up women with the running order of a 3-course dinner, 8-10 boxing flights and post-fight entertainment.

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Everyone who is anyone in Manchester (and a few from Essex) graced the grandiose Palace Hotel for last year’s white collar boxing extravaganza. Beneath the cavernous roof of the Grand Room and in the gentle light of each table’s wax-dripping candelabra, the throng of aesthetically perfect guests – that included Arg from TOWIE and Coronation Street’s Ryan Thomas, Cathrine Tyldesley and Brooke Vincent – gathered to wine, dine and of course, observe the thrilling carnage afterward played out in the elevated boxing ring.

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Buoyed on the wonderful champagne reception and the delicious three-course meal that included a divine ham hock terrine and a mascarpone and amaretto cheesecake, the guests settled back with their wine to observe the ensuing fights, and they weren’t disappointed.

This year, again at The Palace Hotel and titled ‘The Warriors’, is expected to have similar attention. We can already smell the adrenaline.

You Warriors are good. Real good.


Table ticket prices (tables of 10 people) start at £80 per person.

To buy tickets speak to Tracey: 0161 669 4392 or [email protected]


The Palace Hotel, Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA




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