The blood was splattered, and veneers had been crushed when controversial TV stars reunited for the Married at First Sight Boxing match.
The late-night event in Melbourne showed a face-off between Daniel Holmes and Jackson Lonie going against Sam Carraro and Brent Vitiello. Over 1,500 viewers gathered at the venue, cheering and hooting at the contenders.
A glance at ringside revealed several previous contestants, Jessica Seracino, Al Perkins, Tamara Djordjevic, Carolina Santos, and Jack Millar, joining the table for $3,500 and enjoying themselves as if weekly drunken dinner parties were going on. Notably, Domenica Calarco, Mitch Eynaud and Ella Ding didn’t show up, fulfilling fans’ expectations.
Star-Studded Spectators from The Previous Seasons
The lives of MAFS contestants seem to be like a rollercoaster ride full of amusement and awkwardness. Ex-contender Sarah Roza was calling for punches recalling the extremity of the last fight when Sam tossed someone over the table.
The ex-wife of one of the challenged Jackson, Olivia Frazer, Daniel’s wife, Carolina and his first wife on MAFS, Jessica, all were sitting ringside as reported by the Daily mail. 2021’s villains, Melissa Rawson and Bryce Ruthven kept themselves low away from the limelight. The tension was in the air matching the tone of the environment. The celebrity dentist, Dr. Dee, who frequently cameos in MAFS, was the main sponsor of the fight.
The Main Event Intensified the Crowd
The night began with Jackson and Sam entering the stage with a crowd shouting all over the place. The first two rounds ended with no blows. But in the third round, Jackson knocked down Sam with a blow around thirty seconds. Spectators screamed and booed, But the major attraction of the night was yet to happen.
The in-house rivals Daniel and Brent appeared with jeers and cheers. After the first round, Brent already had a swollen eye and bloodshed. Tamara, the ex-wife of Brent, acted as a ring girl holding cardboard signs. After no heated events after three rounds, Daniel was declared the winner by the judges. Surely the gameplay offended some of the punters. The chaotic night ended in a heavy tone as the tension and ego thickened the air.
Goods among All the Controversies
Other than all the booming controversies and acts, the positive side of the event was the fundraising of the stars for charity. Brent, the loser of the night, donated his share to It’s Okay, Not To Be Okay, a trust known for its activity in the field of mental health problems.
Daniel guaranteed twenty per cent of his fees to directly going to an anonymous foundation, with the remaining to his mentor. Besides, Jackson gave away his share to the Coast Shelter, helping homeless people and taking up front against domestic violence. As estimated by Yahoo! lifestyle, the prize money ranged from $5,000 to $10,000.
Boxing is a serious sport that, if not practised under proper guidance, can prove to be deadly. Brent’s blood and bruises left the audience thinking of the horrific outcomes of the sport. Around 20% of boxers suffer brain injuries and are prone to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Daniel addressed the media, saying he was aware of the risk involved but would fight again eagerly to value the competitive nature of the event.