If Dancing With the Stars has taught us anything, its that the ballroom can be a perfect place to throw down. Thats why boxing promoter Roy Englebrecht hosts Battle in the Ballroom, the bi-monthly professional boxing event now in its 22nd year, in the Irvine Marriotts 13,000-square-foot ballroom. Featuring 10 hot young scrapperswith headliners Fernando Quintero and Edgar Vargasstrapping on the gloves (not the sequined kind) for five bouts of championship slug fests. Its the longest-running and most successful professional boxing-club show in the country and has featured 36 current or former world champions, including Sugar Shane Mosley and Johnny Mi Vida Loca Tapia. Watch these fighters dance around the ring and serve their opponents with uppercuts and jabs rather than fouetté rond de jambes . (Kim Kardashian not included.)
Thu., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., 2008
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