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Agency Wars VII

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About Agency Wars

Agency Wars VI will be 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 Charities 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 & V were sold out and we now boast over 150 licensed corporate amateur boxers in our group of alumni boxers!

AGENCY WARS VI

 is going to be even more exciting with the recruitment night having over 150 in attendance followed by the two week boxing camp at Clancy’s Boxing Academy to determine who really wants to be a contender and get in the ring for charity! This year we are not only changing our venue but we have added an Alumni rematch to the fight card! Please follow the Agency Wars Facebook page for all updates on fighter progress, event announcements and the money being raised for our charities!

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, and social media. These agency men and women are given a true boxing experience like none other and its all for a great cause! 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

Established in 1981, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto provides a “home away from home” for seriously ill children and their families to heal better together. We encompass a House for 81 families in downtown Toronto and Family Rooms in three hospitals across the Greater Toronto Area.

RMH website
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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.

Middleweight Sponsors

Score Promotions
CBA

Lightweight Sponsors

Rocket Fuel
Bing

Featherweight Sponsors

Bounce
Media Net
Flow
Umoro Inc
AutoTrader
Yahoo!
Creed

Our Partners

So Pro
Coach JVB
Ireland & Hall
Corporate Media Solutions
Plus K Studios
Boxing Ontario
Wanted
Global Legacy Boxing

  • 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

 

Want to Be a Contender?

Do you want to be a contender in Agency War VII? If that is a resounding YES…then please fill out the form below and we will send you your Boxing Camp number and the application to fill out and bring in on the Sept. 1st recruitment night.

WHO QUALIFIES

  • Do you work at an advertising or media agency, a communications or PR firm. Perhaps you work for a marketing agency, digital agency or Broadcaster? If you work at any of these or something in-between you can be an AW contender.
  • Are you someone who wants to change their lives and learn the sweet science?
  • Do you want to get in the best mental and physical shape of your life?
  • Do you want to get in the ring and fight for yourself, your company and charity?

Then YOU can and should be a contender!

KEY DATES

  • Please show up on Sept. 1st at 7:00pm to the recruitment night at Clancy’s Boxing Academy. Get your physical bootcamp number. See the full presentation on the AW experience and learn more about our charities. Meet the AW coaches and organizers along with a few special guests!
  • Bootcamp this year will be on the following dates Sept. 7th, 9th, 10th, 12th & 14th, all in the evening after work hours, exact times TBC.
  • Fighters and Teams will be announced Sept. 16th.
  • Official team training will begin Sept. 19th. Training schedules, and fighter packages will be given when the Teams are announced.
  • Fight Night is Wednesday, November 30th.

Tell us about yourself?

Name

Email

Phone Number

Age

Weight

Company

Job Title

Why do you want to be an Agency Wars Contender?

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 has made history as the only woman to win two gold medals at the Pan Am Games! She has also won a bronze medal at the last Commonwealth Games. Her career was launched following a successful 2006 when she claimed the Canadian National Championship and Boxer of the Year titles. She is the current 9 X National Championship, and has four Continental Championships under her boxing belt! Mandy is currently on her #roadtorio and you can follow her journey and support her getting there! For more information check out her website:

www.mandybujold.com

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 has made history as the only woman to win two gold medals at the Pan Am Games! She has also won a bronze medal at the last Commonwealth Games. Her career was launched following a successful 2006 when she claimed the Canadian National Championship and Boxer of the Year titles. She is the current 9 X National Championship, and has four Continental Championships under her boxing belt! Mandy is currently on her #roadtorio and you can follow her journey and support her getting there! For more information check out her website:

www.mandybujold.com

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 

The Agency Wars Office is @ Clancy's Boxing Academy