Ring girls face boot from boxing in PC crackdown
Another blow has been dealt to the future of ring girls in combat sports, after the ring girls were asked to leave a promotional event for Sonny Bill Williams’ charity fight.
Williams, 33, was promoting his charity boxing match against publican and reality TV personality Stu Laundy, which is raising money for a number of homelessness charities.
During the event, two women dressed in swimwear were asked to leave, following a request from the rugby star.
Williams’ agent, Khoder Nasser, asked the women, wearing gold bikinis, to be removed from the venue.
Ms Nasser claimed he did not believe it was “appropriate” to have the ring girls at the event. Williams acknowledged ring girls were commonplace in the industry, but he did not think they were “necessary”.
Grid girls have already been scrapped by Formula One, as have walk-on girls from professional darts.
Some NRL clubs have launched their own crackdowns. In 2007, South Sydney canned cheerleaders after co-owner Russell Crowe declared they made some people feel “uncomfortable”.
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