“The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club.”
Step Three: Spread the word.
In the film: Tyler’s rules famously forbid discussing the secret group, which only serves to encourage discussion seeing numbers swell every night.
In real life: The Real Fight Club have done things a little differently, spreading the word through their ‘White Collar Boxing Events’ – real bouts for amateurs designed to give pupils a goal to work towards.
The club has seen numbers increase consistently since they opened their doors in 2000, so keeping schtum is not the only tactic for promotion.
We get the feeling if we’re going to start a Fight Club, we’re probably going to have to tell people about it – though we doubt Lennox Lewis will agree to come and give a master class at our lame effort, he has done so at The Real Fight Club.
Talk about publicity. As we suit up for our session with Spencer Fearon, a quick chat with Lennox would go a long way to settling the nerves.
Next: Learn to throw a punch