B. RILEY FBR, INC. PRESENTS THE 9TH ANNUAL “BIG FIGHTERS, BIG CAUSE” CHARITY BOXING NIGHT BENEFITING THE SUGAR RAY LEONARD FOUNDATION

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LIVE FIGHTS PRESENTED BY GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS 

 

WHO:           Sugar Ray Leonard and celebrity guests including Bill Bellamy (Event

Host & Actor/Comedian),  Cedric “The Entertainer” (2018 Golden Glove Award Recipient & Actor/Comedian), Laila Ali (Former Boxer), Curtis Conway (Former NFL Player), Cindy Crawford, Rande GerberArsenio Hall (Actor/Comedian), Magic & Cookie JohnsonTerry Norris (Former Boxer), Rodney Pete (Former NFL Player), Sergio Mora (Boxer), Mia St. John (Boxer), Chris Tucker (Actor/Comedian), and more to be announced. *All attendees subject to change.

 

WHAT:         On Wednesday, May 23rd, B. Riley FBR, Inc. will present the 9th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night benefiting the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

 

Hosted by actor and comedian Bill Bellamy, the evening will feature a thrilling mix of live professional boxing presented by Golden Boy Promotions, National Anthem performance by emerging actress and singer Kennedy Stephens, as well as a live & silent auction display, which will include iconic memorabilia and other one-of-a-kind items and experiences to benefit this important cause.

 

                  The live fights will begin at 6:30PM through 9PM, and the main event of the evening features rising super featherweight prospect Jousce “Tito” Gonzalez (7-0, 7 KOs) of Glendora, Calif. taking on Juan Sandoval (7-21-1, 4 KOs) of Toluca, Mexico in a six-round battle.

 

Additionally, Cedric “The Entertainer” will be honored with the 2018 Golden Glove Award to acknowledge his numerous charitable endeavors, including his work with Step On Up™, the educational program shedding light on diabetic nerve pain, developed by Pfizer Inc. in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association.

 

Proceeds from the exclusive event will support the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and their mission to fund life-changing research, care and awareness for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes and to help children live healthier lives through diet and exercise.

 

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 23, 2018

4:30PM            Media Check-in Begins

                        5:00PM            Red Carpet Arrivals & Silent Auction Begin

                        6:30PM            Fights & Live Auction Begin

 *Note: Fight Card Subject to Change

      • Jousce Gonzalez vs. Juan Sandoval, Super Featherweights for 6 Rounds
      • Aaron McKenna vs. TBA, Welterweights for 4 Rounds
      • Rommel Caballero vs. TBA, Super Featherweights for 6 Rounds
      • Oscar Acevedo vs. Ricardo Fernandez, Super Featherweights for 4 Rounds

                       

                  7:00PM             Welcome Remarks / National Anthem/ Golden Gloves                    

                             

                   9:00PM              Event Ends (approx.)

 

WHERE:            Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

 

MORE:                The 9th Annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night is presented by B. Riley FBR, Inc., a leading investment bank which provides corporate finance, research, and sales and trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients.

 

About Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

The Sugar Ray Leonard 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 research and care for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes and creates awareness for both diseases. The Foundation also strives to help children live healthier lives through diet and exercise.

 

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.

 

For more information, visit www.sugarrayleonardfdn.org, like and follow on twitter at @SugarRayLeonard and Facebook at www.facebook.com/SugarRayLeonard6

 

About B. Riley FBR, Inc.

Riley FBR, Inc. is a leading investment bank which provides corporate finance, research and sales and trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients. Investment banking services include initial secondary and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, merger and acquisitions advisory services and corporate restructuring. The firm is nationally recognized for its highly ranked proprietary equity research. Learn more about B. Riley FBR at www.brileyfbr.com.

 

Riley Financial, Inc. is a publicly traded, diversified financial services company which takes a collaborative approach to the capital raising and financial advisory needs of public and private companies and high net worth individuals. The Company operates through several wholly-owned subsidiaries, including B. Riley FBR, Inc., Wunderlich Securities, Inc., Great American Group, LLC, B. Riley Capital Management, LLC (which includes B. Riley Asset Management, B. Riley Wealth Management, and Great American Capital Partners, LLC) and B. Riley Principal Investments, a group that makes proprietary investments in other businesses, such as the acquisition of United Online, Inc. To learn more, visit. www.brileyfin.com.

 

About Golden Boy Promotions

Los Angeles-based Golden Boy Promotions was established in 2002 by 10-time world champion in six divisions Oscar De La Hoya, the first Hispanic to own a national boxing promotional company. Golden Boy Promotions is one of boxing’s most active and respected promoters, presenting shows in packed venues around the world and has worked with networks such as HBO, Estrella TV, ESPN, TeleFutura, FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes, Televisa and TV Azteca. The company has also promoted some of the top boxing events in the history of the sport including De La Hoya vs. Mayweather, Mayweather vs. Canelo, Canelo vs. Golovkin and other notable pay-per-view fights featuring fan-favorites Bernard Hopkins, Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, Miguel Cotto, Marco “Baby Faced Assassin” Antonio Barrera, Erik “El Terrible” Morales and Sugar Shane Mosley.

 

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, follow on Instagram and Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing and like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing.

 

To apply for media credentials, please visit http://bit.ly/SRLF2018 and submit an application by Friday, May 18.

 

CONTACTS:  

For Event Credentials / Inquiries:

Christina Canseco / Pipere Boggio

PMK*BNC

Christina.Canseco@pmkbnc.com

Pipere.Boggio@pmkbnc.com

310-854-4800

For Golden Boy Promotions:

Ramiro Gonzalez/Gabriel Rivas

ramiro@goldenboypromotions.com

gabriel@goldenboypromotions.com

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