When the heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz on Saturday, clashing in the ring in the town of Diriyah in Saudi Arabia, it is not in all respects a traditional boksebrag.
the laws, regulations prevent the use of the usually scantily clad nummerpiger, between rounds announcing to the possibly groggy boxers and the audience, how far you have reached in the match.
the Newspaper The Independent writes that the decision to break the tradition was taken immediately, when Saudi Arabia were awarded the match. Opponents of the phenomenon has hailed the decision, while they generally perceive it as an expression of the oppression of women to leave nummervisningen to women without much clothes on.
In Denmark, is nummerpigerne not yet prohibited by law and is used extensively at rallies. Here is a nummerpige from a Team Sauerland event in Struer. Photo: Claus Bonnerup / Ritzau Scanpix
Others see the decision as a genuflection for a regime which, down to the smallest detail controls women's movements and restrict their freedom to decide over their lives - including their attire.
According to The Guardian, Saudi Arabia secured revancheopgøret for a sum of 470 million crowns, which promotorvirksomheden Matchroom, which organises the fight, could not stand for.
the Decision to drop the showdown with Saudi Arabia over New York City, which also featured at the event, has been met with strong protests, writes The Independent.
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