01 Apr Night To Fight 2020
RING OF HOPE
“Night To Fight” Brings Out Boxing Elite For Fundraiser
The 9th annual Night To Fight event was a huge success.
IRVING, TX — The Dallas-based Boxing organization, Ring Of Hope, held it’s 9th annual “Night To Fight ” event at a new location, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving Texas, March 7th.
Our sanctioned professional boxing event offered corporate leadership a night of food, drinks, and boxing for their support of Ring of Hope Boxing programs, which concentrates on implementing educational curriculum, leadership courses, wellness programs, and community outreach initiatives within our clubs.
Katera, Supreme Lending, and Clozzits helped support Night To Fight as this years Underwriting Sponsors.
The proceeds from the Night To Fight event coupled with Direct Club Sponsorships through multi-year financial commitments made by businesses and private donors help our organization afford proper staffing to develop and sustain programs to serve communities throughout the Dallas metroplex.
It’s all about the future of the young men and women in our communities,” said Ring of Hope founder Steven Bolos about the event and program.
We believe for them, believe in them and believe with and through them that they can be the leaders of tomorrow.
This year’s pay-per view broadcasted Night To Fight included five bouts ranging from super lightweight to Light Heavyweight. Most notable match of the night was Main Events Evan “Young Holy” Holyfield taking on Dylan Carlson in a middleweight bout. Holyfield, the son of the boxing Heavyweight legend, Evander Holyfield, walked out of the ring with a four-round decision with his Hall of Fame father in attendance.
Tristan “Sweet T” Kalkreuth, a hot young cruiserweight prospect out of Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, recorded his fifth win with a first-round knockout over Johnny Jackson.
Other star power at the event included hall of fame trainer, Freddie Roach, who trained lightweight Panamanian, Israel Duffus, to a second-round TKO victory over hometown fighter, Samuel Clarkson Jr. Roach is best known for his work with boxing greats like Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Julio Ceasear Chavez Jr., and James Toney.
Hall of Fame TV broadcaster, Al Bernstein, former two-division world champion, Paulie Malignaggi and LA Times and Boxing Scene journalist and writer, Manouk Akopyan, called the action from ringside.
In the other bouts, Jessy Martinez defeated Roberto Yong in a sixth-round TKO. John Rincon defeated Orlando Collins in four rounds to open the event.
Through our Ring of Hope non-profit organization, we strive to help youth ages 12-18, aiming to help those overcome challenges they face in underserved communities. We currently have three gyms in the Dallas Area; South Dallas, The Colony, and our Oak Cliff gym that will be opening soon.
Thank you again to all our sponsors: Katerra, Supreme Lending, Clozzits, Sherwin Williams, UBS, Peak Trust Financial Group, Osburn Construction, Cap Gro, Bascom, Shankman Leone, MHBT, The Market Family, Home Depot, Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, Maverick Awards, Arbor Carpet, ABC Supply Co, Bank of Texas, La Mexicana, MFS Supply, Biotras, JPI, Rasa Floors, NAI Robert Lynn, Big D Flooring, Buchwald, Schneider Electric, Royal T Energy, Grassa Construction, Renaissance Executive Forums, Bell Insurance, Crest Cars, Behr Paint, and Nogales Produce.