Posts Tagged ‘boxing’

Midnight Sparring, Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Jumping ropes and boxing gloves?

Looks like some people have been night exercising:

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Hot Geek-on-Geek Boxing Action in The Richmond – Employees of Yelp, Apple, Google, Saleforce, IBM Fight Nov. 11

Monday, November 8th, 2010

OMG, it’s the Tech Beat Up, brought to you by White Collar Brawler. It’s a charity deal at the Rock It Room on Clement this Thursday, November 11, 2010. (What better way can you think of to honor our military veterans?)

A few of the contenders:

Now, even though they’ll be using inflatable gloves, the techster with the most actual boxing skillz is sure to win.

All the deets:

“Ashkon and White Collar Brawler Team Up For Newest Web Sensation: “The Tech Beat Up”

Local Web Series Hosts Inflatable-Ring Boxing Tournament Between the Most Influential Tech Companies in the Bay Area

The boxing tournament portion of the night will consist of tournament-style competitions between employees from Apple, Google, IBM, Zynga, Yelp, and many more.  For each contest, the boxers will duke it out in a bouncy castle with safe, inflatable gloves for two 45-second rounds. Winners will be determined by audience applause.

Meet the fighters and the companies participating in the Tech Beat Up:
Nate Houghteling, one of the event organizers and also a star of White Collar Brawler, said the following about the Tech Beat Up: “White Collar Brawler is a show about two friends who escape the cubicle life to pursue our dreams. With the Tech Beat Up, we’re helping people join in on that liberating experience. Plus, who doesn’t want to see a software engineer from Apple and a product manager from Google go at it (safely) for lifelong Internet glory and bragging rights?”
All proceeds from the event benefit ZeroDivide, a nonprofit organization that leverages technology to benefit disadvantaged communities in the Bay Area and beyond.
White Collar Brawler is a documentary web series set in San Francisco that follows two lifelong friends, ivy league grads, and former white collar workers as they leave the office life behind and train to become boxers. The two will fight each other in December. New episodes of White Collar Brawler are released, in real-time, on Tuesdays and Fridays of every week at
Tech Beat Up Event Details:
When: Thursday, November 11
Where: Rock-It Room, 406 Clement St. (between 5th and 6th)

Pugilistics in the Panhandle – Another Co-Ed Fight Club in Golden Gate Park – Exercise Comes in Many Forms

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Appears as if boxing is the new Hooverball in Golden Gate Park.


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I haven’t seen sparring like that in GGP for a while.

Mr Green at the Conservatory with a jumprope:

But remember, this is a park, not a Chinese basketball court, so please, no kicking…

See you out there.

Both AC Transit Bus Fighters Speak Out – Planned Boxing Rematch Cancelled

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Here’s some fresh video from YouTubes’s doghousefm. It seems that the famous incident started when Epic Beard Guy Thomas Alexander Bruso boarded an AC Transit bus so he could go “to Frisco to get some weed.” His original plan for his mother’s funeral:

“I’m going to wear a powder blue fucking suit, and a white shirt and a red tie and a fucking breast cancer pin…”

Comes now the fight loser “Michael” (who appears to be on a first-name-only basis with DJ “JV“):

“First of all, I’d like to aPOlogize to AC Transit…”

It goes on and on, Black History Month, 5150, bygones, veterans, arthritis, murder, parole, apologies, brothers, stolen money, leaking, ass kicking, Strike Force(?) Showtime TV, 10,000 kids, cocaine – it goes on and on.

Can’t remember which morning-zoo / dawg-pound joint this screengrab came from. Oh yes, it was from WILD 94.9 FM:

And here’s more information about the now-cancelled plans for a rematch.

We’re approaching endgame on this one…

Midnight Pugilistics at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco

Monday, January 26th, 2009

This is the scene in Golden Gate Park just outside the lovely Conservatory of Flowers, where a fitness team jumps rope and spars with boxing gloves, just like Rocky Balboa or something.

Are these the people who do sidewalk bowling pushups? Are they training to get into shape enough to consider applying for Hummer-equipped Hit the Hill with Jim Diruscio?

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We May Never Know.