GRAND FINALE: The power-packed evening of charity celebrated Fight Night’s 30th Anniversary and an astounding $70 million raised in donations since its inception in 1990 by the late Joe Robert. Public figures, supporters and local influencers gathered to enjoy the most iconic elements from past years’ events—including cowboy steaks, world-class boxing, entertainment, networking and a fast-paced auction—while supporting Fight For Children, an organization dedicated to serving at-risk youth in the District. Guests gathered on a red carpet, mingled during cocktails and enjoyed a headlining performance from 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Cheap Trick. Before heading to an after-party where Naughty by Nature performed, they cheered
on their favorite fighters during the championship boxing match and watched as the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders took the stage for a dazzling performance. “While this [is] the last Fight Night, it is not the end of Fight For Children,” Chairman of Fight for Children, David Fensterheim said. “I couldn’t be more excited about Fight For Children’s future—stay tuned.” SUPPORTING CAST: Former professional boxing champions James “Buster” Douglas, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Gerry “The Gentleman” Cooney and Hall of Fame announcer Michael Buffer made an appearance for the iconic finale.
1) Washington Redskins Cheerleaders 2) Raul Fernandez with Cheap Trick 3) Russ Ramsey, Sugar Ray Leonard 4) Naughty by Nature 5) Roger Mody, Gerry Cooney and Zack Mody 6) Back row: Michael Buffer, Michael Spinks, Earnie Shavers, Buster Douglas, Gerry Cooney, Roger Mody, Larry Holmes Second row: Jim Jones, Joseph E. Robert, III, Ray Mancini, Andy Ockershausen, Neil Cohen Front row: raul Fernandez, Fred Schaufeld, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Kimsey, James Moshovitis, Robert Pincus, Bill Wolfe, Russ Ramsey and Chuck Kuhn 5