On Wednesday, May 25, B. Riley & Co. will present the 7th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night benefiting the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. Emceed by actor and comedian Bill Bellamy, the evening will feature a thrilling mix of professional boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions, food by Wolfgang Puck, music by DJ Shy, as well as a live & silent auction, which will include iconic memorabilia and other one-of-a-kind items and experiences.
The fights begin at approximately 7:00 PM PT through 9:30 PM and the co-main event of the night features Hector “El Finito” Tanajara Jr. (5-0, 3 KOs), of San Antonio in a six-round lightweight fight against Francisco “El Mono” Medel (9-2, 5 KOs) of Uruapan, Mexico. Also on the card, Philadelphia’s undefeated prospect, Damon Allen Jr. (9-0, 3 KOs) will face Danny Montoya (10-3, 7 KOs) of Reynosa, Mexico in a six-round lightweight battle.
Opening up the action, South Central Los Angeles’ new star Edgar “Kid Neza”Valerio (6-0, 4 KOs) is scheduled to fight in a six-round featherweight bout against an opponent to be announced shortly.
Additionally, the evening will posthumously honor Michael King, Founder and CEO of King Sports Worldwide for his work with the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and B. Riley & Co. In his honor, King’s daughter, Ali King will perform the National Anthem during the event.
Proceeds from the exclusive event will support the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and their mission to fund life-changing research, care & awareness for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes and to help children live healthier lives through diet and exercise.
The 7th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night is presented byB. Riley & Co., a leading investment bank which provides corporate finance, research, and sales & trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Red Carpet Arrivals / Silent Auction
7:00 PM – Welcome & National Anthem / Awards Presentation
7:15PM – 10:00PM – Fights & Live Auction Begins