Tensions are mounting as the insurance market's annual white-collar boxing spectacular draws near.

Industry players will be slogging it out at the Cityboxer White Collar Boxing Championship - A Hard Market? at The Honorable Artillery Company, EC1, on 23 November.

Chief executive of Cityboxer group Mark 'The Burf' Burford said: "The mood is getting tense. The lads have been split into two teams, the reds and blues, and it's all starting to get a lot more serious.

"It's now our job to keep them apart, this is no joke. Words have been exchanged. You can't play at boxing."

For tickets call 020 7021 0929 or email events@cityboxer.com