Story by: Chip Mitchell
The weekend begins early on September 18, 2014, marking an incredible period of time in the Washington, DC area! GFS Entertainment Group will be hosting a weekend of events to honor the boxing accomplishments of DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) Champions. Scheduled to be recognized are Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson, Winky Wright, Sharmba Mitchell, William Joppy, Keith Holmes, Demarcus “Chop Chop” Corley, and more.
“Sugar” Ray Leonard will present the “DMV Honors Sugar Ray Leonard Award” to the former Boxing Champions. Also in attendance will be Floyd Mayweather, Sr, Roger Mayweather, and Jeff Mayweather. Some highlights from the weekend:
On Thursday September 18 at the Gaylord National harbor there will be an Official Press Conference and Weigh-in for fighters participating on Saturday night’s fight card.
On Friday September 19, there will be the Weekend of Champions Celebrity Golf Tournament. Scheduled to participate are the aforementioned champions along with former NFL player Brian Mitchell and many other celebrity guests.
Also on Friday September 19, will be DMV Honors Night of Champions at the Warner Theater. Sugar Ray Leonard will present the “DMV Honors Sugar Ray Leonard Award” to the former DC Boxing Champions- hosted by comedian Eddie Bryant. There will also be a comedy roast with DC all-star comedians and special music performance by Marsha Ambrosius and Secret Society.
Make sure you get plenty of rest fans because the next day will be packed with even more events. First up on Saturday, September 20 is the Mayweather Boxing Boot Camp at Champions Boxing and Fitness. You can learn the “keys to success” in boxing from the Mayweather family. You’ll receive one-on-one training from Floyd Mayweather Sr, Roger Mayweather, and Jeff Mayweather.
Also on Saturday, September 20 will be the Weekend of Champions Fight Night at The Washington Convention Center.
Featured bouts with Hector Camacho Jr, Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy, and knockout artist Demond Nicholson will be followed by the Grudge Match Henry “SugarPoo” Buchanon versus Alexander “The Great” Johnson. Additional Pro-Am bouts will be announced. Your ring announcer for the evening will be the incomparable Henry ‘‘Discombobulating” Jones. Jones is an inductee of the Washington, DC Boxing Hall of fame.
Finally, on Saturday night September 20 there will be a Casino Night Fight After-Party. Fans can party with Washington D.C.’s and the boxing community’s biggest names for a night of charity and fun with Vegas style casino games.
For more information about each event and to purchase tickets, please go to http://www.gfsent.com/ or call (202)768-7070. You can follow GFS Entertainment Group on Twitter @gfsent. You can also follow us @TheFightJournal. Tickets are moving fast so please don’t delay!