“Boxing for the Cure” with “Sugar” Shane MosleyOctober 2, 2012
Yes “Sugar” Shane Mosley has retired from the ring however he has chosen to fight different battles for human kind. In this case he has chosen the deadly foe cancer. The Diamond’s Love Foundation founded by Shane and his family in 2010 will team up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to organize a two-day event, “Boxing for the Cure.” The event will be held October 5th at 5PM PST and October 6th at 2PM PST at THE FINISH LINE SPORTS GRILL located at 2201 N. White Avenue in Pomona, CA.
In addition to the fundraiser Mosley will present a Boxing card featuring both Amateur and Professional bouts headlined by a bout for the vacant IFBA Super Bantamweight world championship between Kaleisha West and Christina Ruiz in a bout scheduled for ten rounds plus an exciting undercard.
In addition to Mosley other sports stars confirmed to attend include boxers Sugar Ray Leonard, Andre Ward, Henry Tillman, Mia St. John, Israel Vasquez, NBA Star Kareem Rush and R & B artist Al B. Sure. Other invited guests include Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Victor Ortiz, Zab Judah, Comedian Affion Crockett, and many more.
Activities taking place at the event will also include a Q & A session with world champion trainers, an auction, art exhibit, prizes as well as musical entertainment featuring a rendition of the National Anthem performed by NBA Star Kareem Rush. Also during the event there will be a special tribute to Boxing greats “Smokin’ ” Joe Frazier and Genaro “Chicanito” Hernandez who the Boxing world lost to this deadly disease in 2011. Proceeds from “Boxing for the Cure” will benefit the Diamond’s Love Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and The American Cancer Society. To purchase tickets please visit: http://knockingoutcancer.eventbrite.com or by calling the Diamond’s Love Foundation at (909) 622-9092. Tickets are $50 for general admission and $100 for VIP admission.
Whether you are a sports fan or Boxing fan in particular, now is the time to put aside your TV remote get up off the sofa and stand side by side in support of Shane Mosley, The Diamond’s Love Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Cancer is no different than any other opponent. We need to approach Cancer as you would any other fighter that would do you harm. You need to break it down as you would any other fighter by using consistent pressure, break down it’s strengths, exploit it’s weaknesses, and then go for the knockout…
Let’s face it folks “Cancer doesn’t discriminate” and has touched all of us in one fashion or another. We may have family that has been affected, friends, colleagues, favorite entertainers or acquaintances that have all been touched by this deadly disease. No one escapes…
We may have disagreed in the past with varied opinions regarding the Boxing world. This is one time I believe we should all agree. Obviously not all of us will be able to attend the “Boxing for the Cure” event but that should not stop us from joining together to fight this disease. We can support by spreading the word, donating to the Diamonds Love Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and The American Cancer Society. If you have free time you can volunteer your time to your local hospitals, or by simply offering support to someone in need and possibly even run a fundraising event for the cure.
“Sugar” Shane Mosley, “Great champion” “Great cause…”
For more information about The Diamond’s Love Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and The American Cancer Society please visit www.diamondslovefoundation.org , www.komen.org , and www.cancer.org