After hearing Duco events needs $1million to bring Parker’s fight against Andy Ruiz to New Zealand, our very own Lorde and Saviour (also known as Ella Yelich-O’Connor) has stumped up with the cash.
“Boxing is something that I’ve always loved. I was always destined to be a professional boxer, until singing got in the way” Lorde told Thai Castle.
“I spend most of my spare time in the ring with my manager; it’s why my latest album has taken me four years. I just can’t get enough of boxing, I crave that different kind of buzz.”
“Not many people know this, but Royals is actually all about my love of boxing, and how I’ll never get to be a boxer, even though it runs in our blood. My black eyes aren’t always make up”
“Let me live that fantasy through my man Parker, I’ll see you in the front row!”
Duco Events approached the government for funding through the Major Events Development Fund, but John Key didn’t really want to go saying, “ah, right yes thank you, but I think you can agree, and I think New Zealanders can agree that the idea of watching someone get their lights punched out isn’t appealing to everyone, and I don’t think that’s sort of where we should be putting our money”.