Fight For Children, the Washington DC based non-profit that has improved the health and well-being of at-risk children throughout the area for three decades, has an exciting lineup for its 29th annual Fight Night DC fundraiser.
It all goes down on Thursday, November 1 at the Washington Hilton, with nearly 2,000 leaders of business, government, philanthropy, sports, and entertainment gathering for a memorable evening of fundraising, networking, boxing and musical performances.
Live boxing includes a USBA Jr. Welterweight championship fight between Sonny Fredrickson (19-1, 13 KOs) and Manuel Mendez (16-2-3, 11 KOs).
Spectators will also be treated to a women’s Jr. Welterweight fight between Jessica Camara and Jenna Johlin Thompson, as well as an amateur bout featuring Light Heavyweights Joel Tchantchung out of Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing and Keon Burroughs from Washington’s Headbangers Boxing gym.
Aside from a solid boxing lineup, there will also be a number of special appearances by legends of boxing, including former Heavyweight champion James “Buster” Douglas, Ray Mancini, Gerry Cooney and Earnie Shavers. Also expected to be attendance will be former Washington Redskins greats Ken Harvey, Gary Clark and Santana Moss; pro boxing champion Ava Knight; Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army (retired) Captain Florent Groberg and “Ballers” actors Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Kris Lofton and Carl McDowell.
Fight Night DC guests will also be treated to special appearances by “CREED II” star Florian Munteanu (“Viktor Drago”) along with acclaimed “CREED II” director, Steven Caple Jr.
MGM National Harbor presents the entertainment for the evening; including musical performances by E3, a special performance of the National Anthem from Bob McDonald and Caleb Green, and the evening’s headliner, multi-platinum rap performer Flo Rida.
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Fight Night DC 2018: Live Boxing Results
Sonny Fredrickson vs. Manuel Mendez
Jessica Camara vs. Jenna Johlin Thompson
Joel Tchantchung vs. Keon Burroughs