RiverCentre began co-promoting and co-producing a regular boxing event at the 5,000-seat Roy Wilkins Auditorium with Brunette Boxing four years ago based around a local boxer. Those events drew between 3,500 and 4,200, according to Peter Johns, senior director of marketing at the venues. The business deal eventually fell apart, though, and the organizers had to regroup. The new setup is held in the 1,700-capacity Star Tribune Grand Ballroom and has been dubbed "Ballroom Blitz" World Class...

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