Coming up April 23rd, at the River Spirit Casino Event Center, in Tulsa, OK, gladiators will step in the ring and swap leather in heated battle. Not only battling for the victory, or the chance to up their record in hopes of one day of competing for a world title. But these fighters will be exchanging punches for a great cause. All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Oklahoma.
Tulsa Celebrity Fight Night’s Inaugural Black Tie Gala is looking to be a promising show. The night will feature four boxing matches, and two MMA fights. There will be several live auctions throughout the night, a VIP cocktail reception and dinner, and a handful of boxing greats to meet and great.
Former champions on hand to meet the fans will be some of the top names in boxing. The former WBO champion Lamon Brewster, who is the last man to defeat the now reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko will be on hand. Ernie Shavers who is considered one of the hardest hitters in boxing history will make an appearance. Former undisputed heavyweight champion, and soon to be Hall of Famer, Riddick Bowe will be attending as well as the rough and always tough Gerry Cooney. Former world champion turned trainer Buddy McGirt will be on hand, Ray Mercer, who now doubt has one of the most brutal knockouts over Tommy Morrison will meet the fans. The always classy James Tillis and Ali conqueror Leon Spinks will also be part of the vent. The famed commentator Al Berstein will be taking part in the event.
Every thirty-eight minutes Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child with a life threatening illness. In a time of darkness, the charity shins a light on the little warrior, granting them with what could be their final wish, always in hopes of bringing in positive thoughts for the child and family in the midst of the crisis.
Chico Sherwood, President and CEO of TCFN, told Doghouse Boxing, “this cause hits home, I lost my father to cancer at a very young age.” Chico explained. “And I feel if we can bring joy to not only the child but family during the terrible time they are going through, it is worth it, maybe the positive energy could possibly help save a sick child, so that is why I am doing this.”
For now the fight card is being built, but I am assured that as soon as it materializes, the fights will be competitive as well as entertaining.
Doghouse Boxing will announce the fight card at a later date. If you are going to be in or around the area around April 23rd, this is an event you should attend, not only for the entertainment, but for what the TCFN stands for.