Originally Posted: November 24, 2023
‘Blue Collar Boxing’ sees Omaha unions fighting for a good cause
OMAHA, Neb. —
Thirty people from 12 different Omaha unions got in the ring Wednesday night at the third annual Blue Collar Boxing event.
The charity fundraiser benefits the United Way and the Nebraska Center for Workforce Development.
Many of the fighters have been training for six months for their matchups.
Matt Henry, fighting for the Omaha Fire Department’s local 385, came away with a win.
“In the ring, it’s all business — but in the locker room, it doesn’t matter red or blue, steel fitters, firefighters, police, we’re all getting along and joking with each other. We know once we go in there it’s all business,” Henry said.
Henry said this is his third time strapping on the gloves for the event, and he’ll do it again next year — as long as his wife approves.