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In this ring, I’d like to wed: Two boxers trade blows before proposing to girlfriends

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Boxers Adrian Firkins (silver & black shorts) and Ricky Welsby (black and gold shorts) pictured after their fight, proposing to their partners at a charity boxing event at the Copthorne Hotel in Brierley Hill, West Midlands.  See NTI story NTIRING.  A pair of boxers proved they were both lovers and fighters by serving a knockout marriage proposal minutes after a gruelling FIGHT.  Romantic Adrian Firkins, 44, and Ricky Welsby, 24, went toe to toe for three rounds before judges ruled the contest as a draw on Friday (14/3) night.  Fight promoter Pete Jackson, 38, then called Mr Firkinís girlfriend, Debbie Tyler, 41, and Mr Welsbyís other half Nikki Vyse, 22, to the ring to pose for some ëphotographsí.  But as the women got ready for the snaps, the two out-of-breath fighters were handed the diamond rings from Mr Jackson and immediately dropped to one knee side-by-side to present their girlfriends with them. Punch-drunk love: Adrian Firkins (silver and black shorts) and Ricky Welsby propose to Debbie Tyler and Nikki Vyse in the middle of the ring after their fight (Picture: SWNS)

Two romantic boxers refused to pull any punches when they proposed to their girlfriends in the middle of the ring after a fight.

Adrian Firkins and Ricky Welsby may have drawn their fight after going head-to-head but they won the hands of their girlfriends in marriage.

Firkins, 44, and 24-year-old Welsby proved they were lovers as well as fighters after the WBU welterweight duel at the Copthorne Hotel in Brierley Hill, West Midlands.

Ricky Welsby pictured with girldfriend Nikki Vyse after proposing to her at a charity boxing event at the Copthorne Hotel in Brierley Hill, West Midlands.  See NTI story NTIRING.  A pair of boxers proved they were both lovers and fighters by serving a knockout marriage proposal minutes after a gruelling FIGHT.  Romantic Adrian Firkins, 44, and Ricky Welsby, 24, went toe to toe for three rounds before judges ruled the contest as a draw on Friday (14/3) night.  Fight promoter Pete Jackson, 38, then called Mr Firkinís girlfriend, Debbie Tyler, 41, and Mr Welsbyís other half Nikki Vyse, 22, to the ring to pose for some ëphotographsí.  But as the women got ready for the snaps, the two out-of-breath fighters were handed the diamond rings from Mr Jackson and immediately dropped to one knee side-by-side to present their girlfriends with them. Ricky Welsby proposes to girlfriend Nikki Vyse (Picture: SWNS)

Promoter Peter Jackson called Firkins’s 41-year-old partner Debbie Tyler and Welsby’s girlfriend Nikki Vyse, 22, into the ring for photographs after the contest.

The shocked women were almost out for the count when they were asked the big question…

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