Fighting talk

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The Ministry of Sound was the UK’s first club to hold a twenty four hour dance license, it was also Mayfair photographer S.C.’s old stomping ground in the early nineties.
Even with its strict door policies, S.C. would always manage to charm his way to the front of the queue. Our Mayfair photographer could often be seen on a Saturday night, throwing shapes on the dance floor till the wee hours, then stumbling out into the cruel light of day and the birds singing, he would begin the walk of shame home.
Housed in a disused bus garage in Elephant and Castle, The Ministry of Sound remains at the forefront of the global dance music scene.
So when S.C. was commissioned to photograph a series White Collar boxing matches at The Ministry (as it was referred to in his day), he jumped at the chance. 
White collar boxing originated in New York in the late eighties. The first contest was held between a lawyer and an English Lit Professor. Since then the activity has been the fastest growing corporate contact sport in the world, spreading as far as Asia.
Throughout the evening, The Ministry showcased several White Collar boxing matches in various weight levels.
S.C. images express the blood, sweat and tears of the evenings highly charged atmosphere, succinctly capturing the feelings going through the mind of a boxer just before a fight – excitement, exhilaration and sheer terror.

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