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London bankers trade blows at night to become lord of the ring

White-collar boxing growing in popularity as some find it a good way to keep fit and a chance to blow off steam despite the injuries

Published Wed, Nov 19, 2014 · 09:50 PM

London

GASPING for breath and bleeding from a thick lip, Nick "Suicide" Seto exits the ring. But the pain of defeat will be forgotten tomorrow when he returns to work at a London bank.

"I love winning, so it hurts. But I hope the people enjoyed the show," the 34-year-old said, trying to reassure his trembling wife.

In real life, Mr Seto is a strategy manager at Lloyds Banking Group. But at night, he becomes a slightly reckless brawler. He is one of a growing number of City workers who are ditching the tie and lacing up the gloves for "white-collar events" after dark.

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