Midget Boxing set to cause outrage


As is usual these days someone is outraged over two individuals choosing to box each other…voluntarily…just because they happen to be short. Though you can’t tell who is outraged because the Herald article doesn’t say…perhaps they are trying to find some outrage and are soliciting for it.

The promoter of a boxing match between two dwarves insists it’s a serious fight and can’t see why anyone would object.

Colin Lane and Matthew Wood will square off ahead of the Parker – Botha fight on June 13.

Each of them stands at 1.3m tall, roughly four foot eight. 

Promoter Dean Lonergan admits a few purists are sticking their noses up, but he is confident it will be a great match.

“We think there’ll be some public interest and we think that they’ll do a good job if we get the right guys.

“And we’ve gone out and got the right guys and they’ve been training now for the last four weeks, and they’re fit and strong and healthy.

“And they’ll put on a good show like everyone else we’ve had in the past.”

Lonergan says there has been plenty of positive feedback so far.

Perhaps if they branded it Hobbit boxing then Helen Kelly could have been outraged. In any case I doubt Duco Events will care if someone gets on their high Shetland pony to be all outraged…they will laugh at all the free publicity.

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