Who says romance is dead?
While the other fights on the card for the blockbuster bout between Tim Tszyu and Takeshi Inoue were a bit light on big hits and knockouts, there was plenty of action in the crowd to keep boxing fans entertained.
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In between two of the preliminary fights on the main fight card, one hopeless romantic decided Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney was the perfect setting to get down on one knee and ask the most important question of all to his partner.
All eyes and countless cameras were on the happy couple as they stood ringside for a very public proposal.
However, the man’s partner was made to wait awkwardly as he fumbled with the zipper on his jacket pocket.
His partner and the crowd had to wait an eternity and at one stage as it seemed like he had misplaced the box with their engagement ring.
But thankfully for the happy couple, he eventually retrieved the ring from his pocket, got down on knee and proposed, speaking into a microphone echoing throughout the venue’s PA system.
Everyone breathed a sigh of relief when the man’s partner said yes, and all’s well that ends well.
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The TV commentators had an absolute field day watching the dramatic action in the crowd unfold.
“What’s happening here in the crowd?” commentator Warren Smith said on Main Event.
“Is this the old big marriage proposal at the sporting event? And here they are next to the ring and he can’t find the ring!
“Oh he’s got it at long last. Let’s hope the answer is a yes. He’s got to get the microphone as well so it gets broadcast to the crowd. Down on one knee, no standing eight count required and let’s hope it’s all in the affirmative that it’s a knockout decision for him.
“That’s a new one for me at the fights. It looks like it’s smiles all round.
“There’s action in the ring, there’s action in the dressing room with the gloves, there’s action in the crowd with a marriage proposal.
“Yes! She did say yes. That’s great. Congratulations to the very happy couple.”
Australian boxing legend Barry Michael said he’d never seen anything like it in all his years attending fights.
“He can’t find the ring,” he said
“That’s certainly a novelty. I’ve never seen that one before at the boxing.”