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Chessboxing

Published On 03/09/2012 Published On 03/09/2012
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1. Chessboxing 275-277 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NL (Kings Cross)

Taking over King's X's Scala nightclub tomorrow night, chessboxing's ancient (well, like two decades) and simple art consists of alternating rounds of chess and rounders (kidding! it's boxing) until someone either gets a KO, or a checkmate. The evening will see five bust-ups culminating in an international bout between Nikolay "The Siberian Express" Sazhin, a former amateur boxer from Russia, and the UK's own Andy "The Rock" Costello, a former top 10 cage fighter, but, despite the nickname, not a former top 10 Cage fighter.