A group of city slickers from London and New York came head to head last week in a white-collar boxing tournament dubbed “the real fight club”.

Spectators paid £80 per head to watch bankers, lawyers and entrepreneurs battle it out in the ring at London's Royal National Hotel.

The event was held to raise money for the Richard House children's hospice and was attended by a number of celebrities, including Chris Eubank and Steve Collins.

Dominic Shephard, insurance recruitment manager for Abel McKenna, beat nightclub owner Lee Hazel in the third round of the light heavyweight championship. He said: “I'm still suffering from sore ribs but have had so much support from everyone – it's been great.”

He plans to defend his title next year in New York.