Sweet Science of Fun

UPenn’s Law or MBA programs are not easy to get in to, neither is fight night. 

Every year Penn Law squares off against Wharton at the Legendary Blue Horizon (I know it’s legendary because it says so in the name).  What could be more fun than watching a bunch of Ivy League kids punch each other?  Tickets were sold out in 15 minutes. 

"The Blue" as Philly boxers call it, really is the best place to watch a fight.

The entrance a fighter makes is almost more important than the fight.  Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the leaders of tomorrow! 

One fighter was raised from the dead by a voodoo priest.
Why offend just one religion?
If one hails from Ireland they should have dancers and an actual Leprechaun right?
My personal favorite is having your Mom, your actual mother, come and try to intimidate your opponent.

The night was not pageantry alone, when the bell rang, jurist became pugilist, businessman learned the sweet science, and the student became the teacher… no really, one of the fights featured a finance professor boxing an MBA candidate.  The student won the fight but I wonder who will win that battle? 

While being Russian and dying your hair blonde like Draco from Rocky IV is intimidating, it was not enough to win this matchup.
Proof that this was more than just play time. Some were throwing thunder!
What better way to celebrate victory than diving into a crowd full of rugby players.

And finally, as my parting offering to what was touted as a charity event (proceeds went to the Philadelphia Boys & Girls Club), proof this was truly and most importantly about doing the right thing.  So much so that they not only featured male fighters and female card girls, but in a nod to equality they also featured female fighters and yes, a male card boy. 

What a night! 

 

Thanks "cape guy", we had a great evening.

3 thoughts on “Sweet Science of Fun

  1. Ann, the rugby guys tried to get me in a couple years ago but you have to be officially aphiliated with the school (thats my philly spelling).
    JB, I’ll be back in town soon, ready to get back to the “project”.

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