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When the seeds were first sown on a specialist evening of entertainment, combining clubbing with clobbering, we took it all in with a pinch of salt, the thought of a proper boxing ring with proper boxers brawling, not quite our cup of tea, although the pseudo match-up of muscle mary’s that was pulled off in superb style by Matinee at Fabric three years ago, proved a real hit with the crowd, even if the marauds of dancers left the structure in a semi collapsed state. However, for lots of people the sight of a boxing ring & good looking guys bashing seven bells out of each other is quite a turn on and then when you add in elements of dance & clubbing cavorting, the concept, on paper at least, looks like a sure-fire winner, if a little different from the norm. So, with vision for this very unique combination becoming a reality, Pink Collar Boxing Meets Lovechild was set in stone and the planning wheels were set in motion, Scala in Kings Cross the venue and Friday 15th April the date.
So what exactly will Pink Collar Boxing Meets Lovechild be offering? And what can you expect from Europe’s first ever gay boxing/clubbing event in Europe? Well, first and foremost probably one of the most testosterone boosted & audacious atmospheres of any clubbing event to hit the capital, the combination of sport, music & dancing a rapturous recipe for enthralling entertainment, whatever your passion and with the backing of one of London’s most successful club promoters along with one of the best exponents of the “White Collar Boxing” industry will ensure that he night will be both well organised & thrilling to all the senses. Now we can hear you say, what is white collar boxing/ Well, it is a sporting phenomenon that was born a number of years ago in the USA, developed to allow those everyday men & women from regular walks of life to pursue their passion for properly staged boxing matches but without the rigors of the professional game or the intensity of the amateur circuit, fit people of any age simply stepping into the ring, following their pastime dream and then returning t their desk job the following day, minds, bodies & souls intact, hence the phrase “White Collar Boxing”, get it?!
With that explanation over it should now be a little clearer as to the boxing element, as we mentioned, a safe and relatively secure environment for gay men in this case to play out their passion, this element of the event being masterminded by the king of White Collar Boxing in London, Dermot Mannion, who will be masterminding the whole showcase in the ring, which will be headlined by actor come boxing fan, Ricky Sinz (great name!) who will be flying in direct from the U.S.A. for this event, although, as the title suggests, this is pink not white boxing, so the show will be complimented by not so much hardnosed fighters, but brave young boys that fancy a go at this so called noble sport. So, squaring up in the ring will be a number of contestants, including Scott Roberts of Gaydar Radio & Pat Cash (thought he was a tennis player) from QX Magazine, both relative novices, although very much up for some boxing bravado, while the boxing will only form part of the overall entertainment package, as in between rounds, three top male models will be parading the ring to provide suitable eye candy, while the candy of the music variety will be provided by our very own foxy lady, Mis-White, serving up plenty of uplifting & heavenly house to spruce up the shows for sure.
When the boxing is over, Lovechild will take over, as into the lion’s den of the boxing ring will come hard hitting D.J. residents Alessandro Londra & Nick Wolanski, to true exponents of tough tech fuelled house that will be oozing their own type of testosterone, though their music selections, both having played for Lovechild on a number of occasions, Alessandro still smarting from nailing the recent European Gay Ski week event for the brand, compliments flying in that he played the set of the week, while US born & all around tough guy Nick Wolanski has both the looks & the musical armoury to befit this boxing bash. And as a fore-taste of what these two terrific talents will be treating you to, go check out their latest podcasts, Alessandro’s pressed” just two weeks ago, “Dope” a tech house triumph and available for download by going to http://djalessandrolondra.podomatic.com, while Nick’s Lovechild offering goes back a little further, although is still as fresh as when it was produced & still available at http://lovechildclub.podomatic.com/entry/2010-07-22T09_52_52-07_00. Then, playing a select slot will be one of Lovechild’s shining stars, Tony English fitting in a 30 minute masterpiece at this boxing come clubbing colossus, he also steering the superb show from prolific P.A. Lizzie Jane France, who like Alessandro completely wowed the audience in Alpe D’Huz a couple of weeks ago and will come armed to pack a punch with her vocal hit “The Answer”, among a handful of others that include her own twist on the new “Lovechild” anthem, as well as a gaggle of gorgeous gogo’s gyrating gallantly.
Right, lets get down to some of the detail and this Pink Boxing Meets Lovechild event kicks off at an early ding dong bell round of 8.30 p.m., the boxing taking the first slot of the evening at Scala with eight matches scheduled, then handing over to Lovechild from 11 p.m. until a planned 3 a.m. finish. Advance tickets are still on sale, although due to the various installations, are limited and all early bird £10 ones have been sold. However, fear not as £15 options are still available, which you can grab online at http://ticketweb.com or via outlets Prowler, Clone Zone & 50 (formerly DV8), with a very limited handful of tickets on the door, priced at £20, while the team will be dishing out special discount entries to A;M for those that want to continue packing a punch into Saturday morning. With the models for the night being supplied by Dee Crooks of Fierce Casting Co, more information on this extra-special event can be found by gong to http://alexerfan.com.
So, whether you’re into boxing or not, the night definitely has a lot to offer, not least with the involment of Lovechild that will definitely add stack loads of clubbing spice to this specialist evening and with it set to be the talk of town, we will be there to see if it walks the walk and reckon you should be too, leaving us to simply say, “Go There! Be There! (DISCO MATT)