BOXING promoter Kalle Sauerland has RAISED the number of ring girls for Saturday's George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr bout in a body blow to the PC Brigade.
With grid girls banned from Formula One, as well as walk-on models at the Darts being axed, there were fears that boxing would be next to bow to politically correct prudes.
Ring girls have been a hot topic of conversation in the build-up to the all-British World Boxing Super Series semi-final - with broadcasters believed to be wary that their presence could draw criticism from snowflake activists.
Groves defends his WBA 'Super' super-middleweight belt against Eubank Jr in front of 21,000 fans at the Manchester Arena, plus millions more on pay-per-view in the UK.
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Sauerland took to Twitter to make it clear that not only will there will there be models on show, there will be SIX of them instead of the customary four.
And he also revealed that former walk-on girl Charlotte Wood will be among them.
The German wrote: "VALENTINES DAY ANNOUNCEMENT: In reaction to the
#RingGirlDebate we have reacted by INCREASING our #WBSS ladies from 4 to 6 - welcome @Charl0ttewood and Katie."
The Sun exclusively revealed last month that PDC darts bosses were set to stun fans by scrapping the famous walk-on girls accompanying players to the oche.
Wood told the Sun: "I think the world has gone mad. I feel like the decision has been linked to the fallout from the Dorchester scandal. It’s a sad day for darts.”
She later added on Good Morning Britain that she had felt "honoured" to do the job.
And experienced ring girl Danielle Hanson revealed she also feared for her job, and could not fathom why people have an issue.
She told The Sun: "At the end of the day it's a girl's right to do whatever job she wants.
"It doesn't matter if she's modelling, being a ring girl, or doing an office job at a computer — she shouldn't be told she can't do a job.
"It's obviously worrying for everyone. Formula 1 is a huge sport and if it can happen it, it can happen to boxing.
Danielle Hanson (left), stands next to Eubank Jr at a previous fight
"Ring girls are a tradition that has been around for a long while and it should not just be thrown away."
It's an opinion echoed by Sauerland's fellow promoter Eddie Hearn, who said that not only do ring girls help fans by telling them what round it is, they are part of the tradition of the sport.
He told GQ: "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, we will keep them involved."