Wells Street Journal: LV= heavyweight makes history

John Perks

Dubbed “the killer from near Aston Villa” by LV= colleagues, retirement solutions managing director John Perks (right) is known to pack a punch.

But rather than putting his aggression into nerdy pensions debates, the mutual heavyweight recently entered the boxing ring to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Perks smashed his target and secured an impressive £4,375, but fans of WSJ’s regular boxing coverage will be more interested in the details of Perks’ initiation into the world of “ultra white collar” boxing.

Inspired by his hero – undefeated Kazakh middleweight Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin (yes really) – Perks emerged victorious after a unanimous points decision over a presumably injury-stricken Scott Metcalf.

Our boxing correspondent reports chants of “Cora…Cora” rang through the steamy Bournemouth night in honour of Perks’ triumph and LV=’s recently launched online advice service.

In the post-fight interview, Perks revealed he had picked up a “loose jaw”, though doctors could not confirm whether this was from the bout or his incessant talking about the mutual’s annuity drawdown blended product.