By Jordy Altman
Leave your luchador mask at home – this is a classy affair.
Oscar De La Hoya wants to bring a touch of class back to the world of boxing, and he’s using his superstar status to rile up a whole new crowd. According to Curbed Los Angeles, De La Hoya has begun preparations to convert the Belasco Theater into a fight club that will transform post-match into a nightclub. Yes, you read that correctly.
If that sounds strange to you don’t worry – you’re not the only one concerned with the deadly combination of boxing gloves, dance shoes, and copious amounts of booze.
However, De La Hoya is confident that his new venture will attract a whole new generation of casual fans. What fans those are exactly have yet to be determined.
In an interview with KPCC, De La Hoya mentioned that his idea for a night of tantalizing punches to the face came from the 1999 cult movie classic “Fight Club.”
“Every fight was exciting,” he said. “Every fight was, you’re going to see blood. You’re going to see action. LA Fight Club is that type of atmosphere… We’re trying to attract a more casual fan, the fan who just wants to be entertained and at the same time watch some great fights.”
It definitely sounds exciting. Imagine a boxing ring dripping with testosterone, sweat, and blood. It’s like the The Supper Club, but with more dudes.
While the crowd might be slightly different, we imagine a dance floor brimming with swole drunks doing the running man next to bruised boxers will be an event worth watching. Keep an eye out – we’ve been asked to be the inaugural Ring Girl, so stick around after the match and maybe you’ll get to dance with us.