Boxing promoter Les Allen was left seething after his show at the Leofric Hotel in Coventry was disrupted by a hoax bomb scare.
Allen and his business partner Paul Cartwright front the Coventry Sporting club and are well-established promoters within the West Midlands.
However, tuxedo-clad businessman and their partners were forced to evacuate the Leofric Hotel on Saturday night for 45 minutes, as police were forced to search the premises following an anonymous phone call.
The information proved to be bogus but led to a halt to the bout between Billy Smith and Amir Khan's last opponent, Baz Carey.
Boxing Board of Control officials declared the fight a no-decision after an alarm was sounded during the fifth round of the contest.
Normal service was resumed after the relevant authorities gave the all-clear, but Allen was left incandescent with rage and vowed his shows would continue whatever the provocation.
"I can assure everyone that at our next show we will be employing sniffer dogs and security guards who will give the hotel a thorough risk assessment before the show starts," he said.
"That way, if someone rings up again, then we will know that it is a crank call. The person who rang up and made this threat is a lily-livered coward and it was a pathetic stunt.
"Les Allen and Paul Carpenter of Coventry Sporting will not be beaten by cowards like this, and we will continue to promote shows at the Leofric Hotel.
"In fact, we aim to make our next show better than ever and we hope that all our supporters will come and join us once again for a an excellent evening of entertainment."
Allen infamously promoted the first-ever female boxing show in the Midlands when he oversaw Jennie Dowell's first professional victory.
As well as Carey's nodecision result against Smith, there were two other bouts on the bill.
Midland Area and British masters Cruiserweight champion Carl Wright maintained his unbeaten record with a competent 40- 36 victory against Tony Booth over four rounds.
Meanwhile, there was a shock at light heavyweight, as former British and Commonwealth contender Neil Linford was stopped in five rounds by Birmingham-based Zimbabwean Hastings Rasani.