Lloyd's underwriters beware - the Howden boxing brokers are entering the underwriting floor ready to beat the best price out of you.

Touted as the "hard market brokers" Howden chief executive Tim Coles and his colleagues Richard Wynn and Dan Halinan took to the boxing ring last week to raise cash for charity.

Three brokers, three lawyers and three fights - the good, the bad and the ugly.

For the insurance world it made the Ricky Hatten bout against Kostya Tszyu look like Graham Norton fighting Julian Clary.

There were three fights which ended in three wins for the Howden team.

It goes to show that the dogged persistence of a Lloyd's broker can beat the best of them.