About Us

Meet the team

Two mates

Pretty Boy Events Pty Ltd was founded by two friends who shared two passions: helping others and boxing. Drury and Joel struck up a connection after meeting at a local grassroots boxing event in Brisbane, and discussions immediately moved to how they could both embrace boxing while contributing to the community.

A few months later, the Fight For a Cause program was born – a 10-week program that raises funds for a different charity each and every event that is in need of the community’s support

meet our amazing team

The Faces Behind The Success

Drury Forbes

Director

Drury holds an Advanced Diploma of Marketing and has spent his career working in the corporate sector in various marketing & sales related roles. In addition to Sales and Marketing, Drury is an experienced sports commentator and television presenter.

 

With over ten years’ in sports media as a presenter, Drury has enjoyed success covering a range of sporting events. A NIDA graduate, Drury has shown versatility throughout his career as a capable journalist, writer and interviewer, as well as commentating and presenting.

 

Nowadays, Drury is dedicated to encouraging people to stay active in sport, as well as helping the community in various ways, including the Fight for a Cause program.

Joel McAndrew

Director

A Lawyer by day, Joel is a testament of working hard to achieve your goals. Brisbane born and bred, Joel developed a passion for boxing and hasn’t looked back. Already an advocate and supporter of boxing through sponsorships of professional Australian boxing athletes, Joel has now decided to support everyday people jumping in the ring and getting fit, all for a good cause.

 

As Joel will tell you, this is his Passion Project that he hopes will further ignite interest in boxing across Queensland whilst promoting a healthy lifestyle and contributing to the community.

Conor Wallace

Head Trainer

Irish born, Conor Wallace is a pro boxer residing in Brisbane, Queensland. After a successful amateur career in which he won seven All-Ireland titles, the southpaw relocated to Australia and made his professional debut in September 2018.

From a young age, Wallace knew that he wanted to become a professional boxer and become a world champion and within four months and four fights of his professional career, the 24-year old won state honours by winning the Queensland State Light Heavyweight Title and eight months later he added to the honours list by winning the Australian Light Heavyweight Title when beating Mitchell Whitelaw.

Wallace first became recognised outside boxing circles after helping Conor McGregor prepare for the eagerly anticipated rematch with Nate Diaz in 2016 and again in the lead up to his fight against Floyd Mayweather in 2017

 

Benny Kite

Trainer

‘Banging’ Ben Kite is a member of the Fortitude boxing Pro Team and
current Australasian Welterweight Champion.

ANBF QLD Aus and Australasian Champion
WBF Asia Pacific Champion
IBF Pan Pacific Champion

 

When Ben isn’t training the house down, he is coaching classes and destroying fortitude members with his epic workout routines

Adam Copland

Trainer

From Brisbane, Australia Adam ‘The Candyman’ Copland is a professional boxer in the super middle weight division. Copland made his professional debut at age 21 on 08 Sep 2017.  With 6 wins under his belt Adam is a force to be reckoned with. 

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