Friday May 3 saw the Crown Perth Grand Ballroom transformed into a boxing arena that would rival the best Vegas has to offer! Now in its sixth year, the Royal Queensbury Championship, proudly presented by Northside Rentals, is Crown’s biggest annual event and is rated on Perth’s social calendar as the most anticipated and entertaining night of nights. Big hitting local corporates and personalities, more gorgeous girls than you could imagine and the who’s who of Perth, all donned black tie for this sold out red carpet event.
The twenty fierce boxers who made the Hurt Locker their second home for 10 demanding weeks, made their way to the daunting ring with spectacular, creative and engaging entrances. Casey “CRUELLA” Blackburn entered with dancing Dalmatians, David “HOLLYWOOD” Della Rocca had a bevy of Marilyn Monroe dancing beauties and Patrick “SPIDERMAN” McCormack made the grand entrance descending from the ceiling.
The boxers battled it out with 10 bouts of three short, but very intense two-minute rounds, to determine who took home the coveted RQCC belt from each fight. Channel 10 personality Tim Gossage was the Host this year, and at the half time break encouraged everyone to get involved in the amazing luxury goods live auction, and get involved they did! Some of the merry crowd spending big on the amazing items and experiences up for grabs including a CPS Portfolio, ADCO Electrics Package and collection of 12 wines donated by the likes of Ryan Stokes, Tim Roberts, Tom Waterhouse, James Symond and more.
For those that missed out on a ticket to the action, they were able to view the event via a live feed that showed the action in the ring and the post fight interviews with the boxers. A massive over 2,500 full downloads occurred on the night!
Although there was much victory in the ring, the real winners on the night were Australia’s sick and disadvantaged children. The event raised a whopping $310,000 for ToyBox International, an amazing record breaking amount!
The Royal Queensbury Championship, staged by Pink Tank Events is held in Perth every May, so any willing pugilists “put your hands up” so to speak for Friday May 9th 2014.