I felt the evening's host Bernie Katz could have been a lot chattier, he didn't make much of an effort to build up a rapport with the audience, meaning there were some awkward sober silences during the first half. I'm sure boxing is meant to be watched with concentration and sincerity, but for an event targeted at a wide audience of amateurs and first-time spectators of the sport, the audience certainly needed a livelier host to provide commentary, insight, jokes, and generally to hold their hand through the evening's discourse.
Some videos of the boxers before each fight, with vox pops from friends possibly, and some X-Factor style hype, would have been another welcome addition to the evening.
All in all though - a fun evening of rambling around The Scala and watching hot men hit it out in the ring. Definitely go for the experience, the next one is in four months: www.pinkcollarboxing.com
I wrote a preview to the event on Gay Times here.
And here are my iPhone snaps:
The fighters included Scott Roberts, news editor of Gaydar Radio, Pat Cash from QX magazine (who had a photographer there on the night so look out for those snaps), and Ricky 'The Hammer' Sinz.
Below: One of the skimpily clad ringside hunks with a round card.