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About Agency Wars

Agency Wars V is training 28 wannabe contenders for 12 weeks to become licensed amateur boxers who go ‘toe to toe’ against their media & agency colleagues for a charity-boxing event like none other! It’s all for a pair of great causes — Ronald McDonald House Toronto and NABS.

AGENCY WARS I - IV

28 men and women from the advertising and media communities got the chance to participate in what is now one of the most talked about advertising industry events. After an overwhelming response to the inaugural event in 2010 Agency Wars II was part of Advertising Week 2011. Both Agency Wars III & IV were sold out and doubled the money raised for our charities.

AGENCY WARS V

 is going to be even more exciting with the recruitment night completed and the two week fitness camp currently in progress at Clancy’s Boxing Academy  to see who really wants to be a contender and get in the ring for charity!  Please follow the Agency Wars Facebook page for all updates on recruitment. 

These chosen media and agency fighters will train for 12 weeks with this country’s top conditioning coaches, boxing coaches, team captains and nutritionists to become amateur boxers and have the experience of a lifetime! Their journey is being documented on the Agency Wars facebook page while the Fight Network will film and cover the event for a 3-hour broadcast later aired on its cable channel, giving these agency men and women a true boxing experience like none other. This event is sanctioned by Boxing Ontario.

Previous Info Videos

Agency Wars IV recruiting in 2013. Why submit yourself to months of training, straining and sweating? Easy: it’s for a good cause, and it might just help your career.

http://fightnetwork.com – The Fight Network surprises successful candidates for Agency Wars IV at their places of work.

Where Do They Train?

The Contender's will be training at Toronto's premier Boxing Gym, Clancy's Boxing Academy(CBA), taking them from Pencil Pushers to Pugilists.

CBA

 CBA is a new concept Boxing Club.  It’s also the home of Agency Wars and Girls Just Wanna Box

You Don't Need To Get Hit To Get Fit

The Charities

We proudly support Ronald McDonald House - Toronto & the National Advertising Benevolent Society.

Ronald McDonald House® Toronto

Ronald McDonald House Toronto provides a “home away from home” for seriously ill children and their families. We provide a place for families to heal better together both in the 81-family capacity House in downtown Toronto and through the Family Room Program, which provides families a medical-free space inside a hospital to rest and retreat, while steps away from their children.

RMH website

National Advertising Benevolent Society

(NABS) is a dynamic support system for all Canadian professionals in the marketing and communications industry facing personal, career and family challenges due to illness, injury, unemployment or financial difficulties.

NABS website 

Our Sponsors

We couldn't do this without our Sponsors and Partners.

SPONSORSHIPS ARE

Email us for an info kit. info@agencywars.ca

Middleweight Sponsors

Fight Network
CBA
Score Promotions

Lightweight Sponsors

Tattoo Sound & Music
Rocket Fuel
Culture & Company
Bright Roll
West Bar
Photo Star

 

 

Featherweight Sponsors

Zip Car

Big Rock Labs
Umoro Inc
Brain Pad
Addictive Mobility

Pirate Toronto
Aquahydrate

Our Partners

Marketing Mag
Ireland & Hall
Corporate Media Solutions
Sweat Equity Magazine
Muscle Care
Coach JVB
Boxing Ontario
  • Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.

    Mike Tyson
  • Impossible is not a fact, its an opinion.

    Leila Ali
  • The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.

    Muhammed Ali
  • A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.

    Jack Dempsey
  • The biggest thing about taking a punch is your ego reacts and there’s no better spiritual lesson than trying to not pay attention to your ego’s reaction.

    David O'Russell
  • To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.

    Sugar Ray Robinson
  • It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.

    Evander Holyfield
  • Once that bell rings your on your own. It’s just you and the other guy.

    Joe Louis

 

The Contenders

The final 24 Contenders have been selected and they will be separated into the Red and Blue Teams. Each team will also have 2 alternates that cover as replacements if needed.

Who Trains The Contenders?

From Pencil Pusher to Pugilist in 12 weeks.

The CBA coaches and trainers are some of the best in Canada.  Each has an excellent track record with national and international experience, awards and titles and they are ready to impart this knowledge to the Agency War’s teams.  This elite team will teach these wannabe fighters the skills and techniques of the Sweet Science in only 12 weeks.

The Coaches

Our Head Coach and Team Captains are World class and have extensive boxing and training experience including National and Provincial coaching, Olympic, Amateur fights.

Rico Mancini

Rico Mancini

Head Coach

With more than 30 years experience teaching and coaching various martial arts and boxing, we are very excited to have Rico head our coaching team. Rico is a Level 4 coach (currently working on Level 5) who organizes and teaches NCCP level 1-3 technical boxing workshops to coaches province wide.

Rico’s technical and organized method of instruction along with his friendly attitude and dedication to the sport of amateur boxing will help these teams gain the skills of pugilism over this intense 12 week program.

Mark Simmons

Mark Simmons

Red Team Captain

Mark started boxing at the age of 5 at the former Toronto Newsboys Boxing Club in downtown Toronto having his first fight in 1979.Boxing competitively for 21 years, Mark had over 225 fights, spending 8 years on the Senior National Team, with 5 of those years as the Canadian Heavyweight Champion. Winning a Gold Medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, Silver Medal at the 1999 Pan Am Games 5th place finish at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Mandy Bujold

Mandy Bujold

Blue Team Captain

Mandy Bujold, is a Canadian amateur boxer who won a bronze medal at the recent Commonwealth Games. Her career was launched following a successful 2006 when she claimed the Canadian National Championship and Boxer of the Year titles. She also has 7 National Championships, 4 Continental Championships and a Gold medal for the first Pan-American Games that included women’s boxing.

She is an ambassador for the Pan-American Games 2015 (Toronto, Canada) as well as an Olympic Games 2016 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) hopeful.

Rico Mancini

Rico Mancini

Head Coach

With more than 30 years experience teaching and coaching various martial arts and boxing, we are very excited to have Rico head our coaching team. Rico is a Level 4 coach (currently working on Level 5) who organizes and teaches NCCP level 1-3 technical boxing workshops to coaches province wide.

Rico’s technical and organized method of instruction along with his friendly attitude and dedication to the sport of amateur boxing will help these teams gain the skills of pugilism over this intense 12 week program.

Mark Simmons

Mark Simmons

Red Team Captain

Mark started boxing at the age of 5 at the former Toronto Newsboys Boxing Club in downtown Toronto having his first fight in 1979.Boxing competitively for 21 years, Mark had over 225 fights, spending 8 years on the Senior National Team, with 5 of those years as the Canadian Heavyweight Champion. Winning a Gold Medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, Silver Medal at the 1999 Pan Am Games 5th place finish at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Mandy Bujold

Mandy Bujold

Blue Team Captain

Mandy Bujold, is a Canadian amateur boxer who won a bronze medal at the recent Commonwealth Games. Her career was launched following a successful 2006 when she claimed the Canadian National Championship and Boxer of the Year titles. She also has 7 National Championships, 4 Continental Championships and a Gold medal for the first Pan-American Games that included women’s boxing.

She is an ambassador for the Pan-American Games 2015 (Toronto, Canada) as well as an Olympic Games 2016 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) hopeful.

The Trainers

Our Trainers will push the strength and conditioning of the fighters over the 12 weeks and this will be supported by a customised nutrition plan to get them to their FIGHT WEIGHT.

Jason Fisher

Jason Fisher

Strength & Conditioning Trainer

Jason is a Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist, and Director of High Performance for the Canadian & Ontario Soccer Association.
-Trained two-time NBA MVP, Steve Nash, the Canadian all-time leading NCAA basketball points scorer, Juan Mendez, and 2006 Seattle Supersonics draft pick, Denham Brown
Regular appearances on CP24’s ‘Perfect Fit’
-Featured in magazines such as, Chatelaine, Toronto Life and Homemakers
-Head Conditioning Coach Agency Wars I-II

The KickStart Fitness website 

Jennifer Van Barneveld-Pe

Jennifer Van Barneveld-Pe

Nutritional Coach

“Jennifer Van Barneveld (aka “Coach JVB”) is an online trainer, diet coach, and competitive bikini/physique contest prep specialist. Her clients have ranged from professional athletes, competitive fitness/physique athletes, weekend warriors, and MMA fighters. Her focus is on having each and every one of her clients embrace both fitness and nutrition by having the two elements work synergistically (and realistically) to achieve optimum results. As an accomplished fitness model, Coach JVB now lends her expertise as a Master Trainer and Nutritionist to her many clients across North America. Coach JVB is assisting with the nutritional plans for the boxers of Agency Wars by looking to keep them properly nourished as they embark on 12 weeks of boxing training for their moment in the ring.”

Coach JVB website 

Jason Fisher

Jason Fisher

Strength & Conditioning Trainer

Jason is a Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist, and Director of High Performance for the Canadian & Ontario Soccer Association.
-Trained two-time NBA MVP, Steve Nash, the Canadian all-time leading NCAA basketball points scorer, Juan Mendez, and 2006 Seattle Supersonics draft pick, Denham Brown
Regular appearances on CP24’s ‘Perfect Fit’
-Featured in magazines such as, Chatelaine, Toronto Life and Homemakers
-Head Conditioning Coach Agency Wars I-II

The KickStart Fitness website 

Jennifer Van Barneveld-Pe

Jennifer Van Barneveld-Pe

Nutritional Coach

“Jennifer Van Barneveld (aka “Coach JVB”) is an online trainer, diet coach, and competitive bikini/physique contest prep specialist. Her clients have ranged from professional athletes, competitive fitness/physique athletes, weekend warriors, and MMA fighters. Her focus is on having each and every one of her clients embrace both fitness and nutrition by having the two elements work synergistically (and realistically) to achieve optimum results. As an accomplished fitness model, Coach JVB now lends her expertise as a Master Trainer and Nutritionist to her many clients across North America. Coach JVB is assisting with the nutritional plans for the boxers of Agency Wars by looking to keep them properly nourished as they embark on 12 weeks of boxing training for their moment in the ring.”

Coach JVB website 

Fight Night Tickets

AGENCY WARS V fight night is on Wednesday 26 November, 2014 and our venue for the 5th year is the ARCADIAN COURT.

BUY TICKETS HERE

RINGSIDE TABLES

To purchase a table of 10 or more email info@agencywars.ca

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The Agency Wars Office is @ Clancy's Boxing Academy