Boxing can be a bloody and ruthless sport. That’s why we must give thanks to the person who invented the ring card girl.
Who doesn’t love seeing beautiful women walk around the ring, reminding us of what round is coming up next?
Anyone? Yeah, I didn't think so.
Let’s make one thing clear, being a ring card girl requires more than just a pretty face—although that is certainly a prerequisite. Certain aspects separate the beginners from the professionals.
A ring card girl must have style and grace, as well the ability to walk with an over-sized number card above her head. If you’ve ever been to a small-scale boxing event, chances are you’ve seen the ring card girl’s practicing their walk, and sometimes even hitting the canvas.
No, not every girl with a nice smile can be a ring card girl.
On top of the aforementioned requirements, the toughest part of being a great ring card girl may be the endless amounts of patience you must exude. Patience to smile for hours on end and take hundreds of pictures with over-excited men who are trying to come up with the cleverest way to say, “you’re hot”.
This list is an ode to the upper-echelon ring card girls and all their glory. Those classy and mysterious women that you may know by face, but not by name.
Scroll through to get acquainted with the 10 ring card girls you should be following on Instagram.
All ring card girl photos courtesy of Instagram.