Kellie Maloney Defends Boxing's Use of Ring Card Girls

Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has criticised the decision by Formula One bosses to ban grid girls from next season, and urged her own sport to resist the temptation to follow suit.

Maloney once became so notorious for her employment of scantily-clad ring-card girls that the issue was raised in parliament and she was threatened with a disrepute charge by the British Boxing Board of Control.

But despite walking away from the sport in 2012, Maloney remains unrepentant and believes ring-card girls should be allowed to stay in the sport because “they are part of the tradition”.


Maloney told Press Association Sport: “I once put on a show with the most scantily-clad ring card girls in history and I told the secretary of the Board if he didn’t like it he should go and stand at the back of the hall.

“I think the whole world’s gone mad. Of course it wouldn’t mean the end of boxing but it would be the end of an era. Certain people want to rule the world their way and they don’t care about personal choice.

“Where are we going to draw the line? Are we going to ban all promotions girls – girls handing out leaflets, girls serving coffee? Are we going to ban them getting in the ring and punching each other?”

Leading current promoter Eddie Hearn has ruled out removing ring-card girls from his shows, also pointing out its tradition and telling GQ Magazine.

"The ring card girls have been a part of boxing history for many, many years. As far as I am aware, darts will still have dancers on stage performing, but the walk-on girls were not really necessary," Hearn told GQ magazine.

"From a boxing point of view, we want to keep the traditions of the sport going and in my opinion it has nothing to do with sexism or feminism. It is just a part of boxing and until we are told otherwise."

The Professional Darts Corporation announced earlier this week that it would remove walk-on girls from all its future events.

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Fairly big issue being raised, really. So are they going to fire all the ring card ladies? These ladies depend on that income. What do they do? Work at a convenience store? I know I've been to one or two…

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