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