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Tony Evans and deVere Group EFN III – Fight 3 – Paul “I Gotta Feeling…” Maoate vs Nick “The Meguro Mauler” Rees

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EFN III – Fight 3 – Paul “I Gotta Feeling…” Maoate – VIDEO

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EFN III – Fight 3 – Nick “The Meguro Mauler” Rees – VIDEO

Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III will give courageous participants the opportunity to get fitter and learn to fight in a rigorous 12-week training program run by professional trainers and fighters. At the end of it they will compete in a safe, professional and heavily-publicized Vegas-style Fight Night in front of hundreds of cheering fans.

By being one of the Executive Fighters or as a part of the audience enjoying the exciting entertainment and meals prepared by world-class chefs you will also be helping a very worthy Japanese charity as a proportion of the proceeds from the night will go to Refugees International Japan.

Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III: Triple Thunder will be held on November 8 at the opulent and prestigious Grand Hyatt Tokyo Ballroom.

Tony Evans and deVere Group EFN III – Fight 1 – Yusuke “Re-heated Miso Soup” Toyama VS Mirhat “Ice Cold” Alykulov

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EFN III – Fight 1 – Yusuke “Re-heated Miso Soup” Toyama – Video

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EFN III – Fight 1 – Mirhat “Ice Cold” Alykulov – VIDEO

Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III will give courageous participants the opportunity to get fitter and learn to fight in a rigorous 12-week training program run by professional trainers and fighters. At the end of it they will compete in a safe, professional and heavily-publicized Vegas-style Fight Night in front of hundreds of cheering fans.

By being one of the Executive Fighters or as a part of the audience enjoying the exciting entertainment and meals prepared by world-class chefs you will also be helping a very worthy Japanese charity as a proportion of the proceeds from the night will go to Refugees International Japan.

Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III: Triple Thunder will be held on November 8 at the opulent and prestigious Grand Hyatt Tokyo Ballroom.

08 Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III – Weigh in

08 Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III – Weigh in

Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III will give courageous participants the opportunity to get fitter and learn to fight in a rigorous 12-week training program run by professional trainers and fighters. At the end of it they will compete in a safe, professional and heavily-publicized Vegas-style Fight Night in front of hundreds of cheering fans.

By being one of the Executive Fighters or as a part of the audience enjoying the exciting entertainment and meals prepared by world-class chefs you will also be helping a very worthy Japanese charity as a proportion of the proceeds from the night will go to Refugees International Japan.

Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III: Triple Thunder will be held on November 8 at the opulent and prestigious Grand Hyatt Tokyo Ballroom.

Metropolis Japan covering the Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night III #devereefn

Metropolis covering the Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night III

Would you undergo three months of preparation openly billed as, “train till you puke”? Would you subject your body, face, ego and reputation to a beating in the ring?

A surprising number of corporate leaders in Tokyo have accepted the challenge and stepped into the ring. The fact that it all takes place in a luxurious ballroom—Vegas-style—and proceeds go to charity, helps to take a little of the sting out of a right hook.

“We are pleasantly surprised at just how many executives are out there who want to challenge themselves in Executive Fight Night,” says Dave Thomas, who is the vice president of marketing for Adidas Japan by day and fights under the name “Naughty Ninja” by night. Thomas organizes the event with Adidas colleague Eddie Nixon (a.k.a. “Nifty Ninja”) and Nathan Schmid (a.k.a. “Nimble Ninja”), owner of Tokyo Fitness and Club 360.

Like many great ideas, the event was born during a Friday night on the town—but needed a lot to make it work. “None of us had ever organized a fighting event like this,” Thomas admits. “There was a lot to consider and do. We all have demanding jobs, so the work was done late into the night and on weekends.”

At first, the trio brought some corporate sponsors and other organizers on board, but now Executive Fight Night III: Triple Thunder is set for November 8 at Grand Hyatt Tokyo in Roppongi. “When a friend of mine said that it was a charity event, I was in. When I found out it was a boxing event—that was a bonus,” says Tony Evans, area manager for the deVere Group, the event’s main sponsor. “I decided this would be a way to give back personally, as compassion makes us human.”

Compassion wasn’t on the list of requirements for trainer Jan Kaszuba. “Contact training begins on day one,” he stated, adding that some of the fighters were in “terrible shape” when they first came to him.

“Some of these people have never boxed and needed to learn how to give and take a punch correctly,” explains Kaszuba, who has competed in international MMA, Muay Thai and karate competitions. “I like to keep strategy as simple as possible because it often gets thrown out the window if it’s your first fight.”

Ed Overy is one of those who went through Kaszuba’s training and lived to tell the tale. “By fight night, I was in the best physical condition I’d been in in my life,” says Overy, who fought in the first event at the age of 43. The Air New Zealand general manager hung a punching bag in his garage to train and felt ready to face a taller, heavier, and younger opponent.

“I was 100% psychologically ready for the fight,” Overy recalls. “There was not a scenario that I had worked through that had me losing. It was an amazing feeling to step in that ring.”

But after three two-minute rounds, things hadn’t exactly gone according to plan. “He consistently landed more blows on me,” Overy admits. “The brutality of it was intense. I got a few clean shots through but in the end, he landed more on me and won the fight by decision.”

While the part-time boxers duked it out, the audience at the black-tie event enjoyed a four-course meal while making contributions to Refugees International Japan, which funds projects in Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka and a host of other countries.

“This event reaches a new audience for us and really gets people involved,” say Jane Best, the president of the NPO. “The boxers did a great job promoting the cause. Refugees find an outlet for their frustrations through sports, and sports therapy is important in projects that help refugees rebuild their self-confidence.”

Is Overy ready to strap on the gloves again? “I don’t think I could find the mental motivation required to lift me to the level needed to get back in the ring,” he admits. “That said, the training was the best physical fitness I’ve ever done.”

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From top to bottom row, left to right: Raj “Knuckle Sarnie” Notani (UK), Aaron “Soul-Train” McCain (USA), Nanice “Rapid Fire” El-Gammal (Egypt), Kate “The Brawler” Buehler (USA), Paul “I Gotta Feeling…” Maoate (New Zealand), Tatsuya Tomiyasu (Japan), Stephen “Bulldog” O’Shea (USA), Mark “Boom Boom” Smith (UK), Andrew “The Guv’nor” McGovern (UK), Mirhat “Ice Cold” Alykunov (Kazakhstan), Keith “The Horse” Hudson (reserve, Ireland), Yusuke Toyama (Japan) Nick “The Meguro Mauler” Rees (UK), Naritake “Tank” Fukumoto (Japan), Case “The Ace” Grant (New Zealand), Adam “White Lightening” Johnston (Australia), Hideki “Genie” Izutsu (Japan), Jan Kaszuba (trainer, Canada) Davaa Ona (trainer, Mongolia)

SOLD OUT – TONY EVANS & DEVERE GROUP EXECUTIVE FIGHT NIGHT III- #devereefn

With three weeks to go Tokyo has gone wild with boxing frenzy ad as such all tickets are SOLD OUT !!! WOW ,

500 people ready to shout and cheer the guys on .

If you from the media and like to cover the event drop us a mail: info@ginjaninjas.com

This is going to be night to remember and a lot of money will be generated to an amazing cause , Refugees International Japan.

A lot of people have asked why am I do this and as such I have answered the questions here

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To see what the buzz is all about take a sneak peak at what the previous night was EFN II here

05 Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III – Sparring ( Guys )

06 Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III – Sparring ( Girls )

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Tokyo Kaleidoscope Donation :

Are you ready for the nights of nights? Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night returns on Friday November 8th at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo! 

Tokyo Kaleidoscope is pleased to be able to support this great event once more! For any purchases made for EFN, 10% will be donated to the charity Refugees in Japan.
Ladies order your dresses! Men choose your bowties & pocket squares! inquiries@tokyokaleidoscope.com

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Press Release – TONY EVANS & DEVERE GROUP EXECUTIVE FIGHT NIGHT III

TONY EVANS & DEVERE GROUP EXECUTIVE FIGHT NIGHT III- “TRIPLE THUNDER”

The stage has been set once again at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Tokyo for Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night- “Triple Thunder”. The Ginja Ninja Promotions are #devereefn an even more EXPLOSIVE event than the hugely successful EFN II; where 14 brave executives duked it out in front of 468 people and raised over 7.6 million yen for Refugees International Japan!

EFN III will have 8 explosive fights duking it out again to raise money for Refugees International Japan. There are currently only 3 tables left so don’t miss out on all of the excitement- book now!

To see what the buzz is all about take a sneak peak at EFN II here

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Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III -Female Sparring #deverefen

Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III will give courageous participants the opportunity to get fitter and learn to fight in a rigorous 12-week training program run by professional trainers and fighters. At the end of it they will compete in a safe, professional and heavily-publicized Vegas-style Fight Night in front of hundreds of cheering fans.

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By being one of the Executive Fighters or as a part of the audience enjoying the exciting entertainment and meals prepared by world-class chefs you will also be helping a very worthy Japanese charity as a proportion of the proceeds from the night will go to Refugees International Japan.

Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III: Triple Thunder will be held on November 8 at the opulent and prestigious Grand Hyatt Tokyo Ballroom.

Why donate to charity ? “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give

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People have been asking me why I donate to charity , so here is my answers :

1. How and why did you get involved with the event?

I have always taken an active, hands-on approach to charitable work and fundraising. A friend of mine mentioned that there was to be a high-end event here in Tokyo which aimed to raise funds for and awareness of cancer research – and on that basis alone I was in. I later discovered that the charity event that I had agreed to sponsor was the Executive Fight Night (EFN). This was a huge bonus for me as I’ve long been a keen supporter of white collar boxing.
Following the incredible success of this first event, I vowed to increase my support of and involvement with the next. I did this by becoming a Gold Sponsor of Executive Fight Night II. It was an event that not only raised ¥7.8 million – an amount used by Refugees International Japan to help an astonishing 3,500 stateless people – but one that proved to be one of the hottest tickets on the Tokyo social calendar, and certainly one of the best-attended and most exciting evenings in the Japanese capital this year.
Now, for the third edition, I’ve taken my involvement up another level becoming the Platinum Sponsor. The Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night takes place at The Grand Hyatt Hotel on Friday 8th November.

2.What’s in it for you?

Primarily, this is a way for me and for the deVere Group to give something back to society by supporting proactive, life-enhancing causes that make a positive impact in the lives of people less fortune than ourselves.
The deVere Group and I are dedicated to using our time, skills and resources to making a real quantifiable difference wherever and whenever we can; compassion is what makes us human I believe. The Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night is an example of this commitment. I think Churchill voiced this shared sentiment best when he said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
In addition, the Executive Fight Nights are a fantastic way to bring together many individuals of differing backgrounds in a fun, high-octane environment.

3. What do you contribute to the event/fighters?

The short answer is ‘whatever it takes’, whether this means providing financial support, ideas, contacts, promotion, or securing tables full of lively guests who create an exciting atmosphere. I believe the liveliest and noisiest – and also the most generous – part of the room at the last EFN was probably those four tables where my guests were seated!
Also, I know a few of the fighters personally, so positive encouragement is always given to them too.

Tony Evans

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