RILEY & CO. PRESENTS
THE 7TH ANNUAL “BIG FIGHTERS, BIG CAUSE” CHARITY BOXING NIGHT
BENEFITING THE SUGAR RAY LEONARD FOUNDATION
LIVE FIGHTS PRESENTED BY GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS
Monday May 16, 2016— 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.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland
1755 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, California 90028
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
Note: Fight Card Subject to Change
- · Hector Tanajara Jr. Vs. Francisco Medel,6 Rounds Lightweights
- · Damon Allen vs. Danny Montoya, 6 Rounds Lightweights
- · Edgar Valerio vs. TBA, 6 Rounds Featherweights
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 by B. Riley & Co., a leading investment bank which provides corporate finance, research, and sales & trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients.
Sugar Ray Leonard and celebrity guests include:
Alan Thicke (Scream Queens), Apolo Ohno (Olympic Gold Medalist), Bill Bellamy (Event Host / Actor & Comedian), Cedric the Entertainer (Actor/Comedian), Chris Spencer (Being Mary Jane), Cindy Crawford, Cynthia Bailey (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), David James Elliott (Trumbo), Elliot Yamin (Recording Artist), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Eve Torres Gracie (Supergirl), Harry Hamlin (Mom), Holly Robinson Peete (Chicago Fire), Jaleel White (The Preacher’s Son), Jennifer Widerstrom (NBC’s The Biggest Loser),Jeremy Piven (Mr. Selfridge), Johnny Gill (Recording Artist), Laila Ali (Former Boxer), Lisa Rinna (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Magic Johnson, Mario Lopez (Extra co-host), Mia St. John (Boxer), Michael Buffer (Boxer/Wrestling Ring Announcer),Rande Gerber, Rodney Peete (Former NFL Player), Sergio Mora (Boxer), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Terry Norris (Former Boxer), Tommy Davidson (Actor/Comedian), Verne Troyer (Actor) and Willie Gault (Former NFL Player). *Additional talent to be announced; all attendees subject to change.
About Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation:
The Foundation was established in 2009 by boxing legend and six-time world champion Sugar Ray Leonard and his wife, Bernadette. The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation is committed to funding life-changing research and creating awareness for childhood type 1 & 2 diabetes and to help children lead healthier lives through diet and exercise.
Throughout Leonard’s boxing career, he watched his dad and friends struggle with the many complications of diabetes and how it has affected every aspect of their life. Type 1 diabetes strikes both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Type 2 diabetes in children is on the rise, fueled largely by the obesity epidemic. Leonard draws from his personal experience and boxing career to provide inspiration for funding research to combat the disease.