2011 Fight Night Fight Card Announced

Fight For Children’s Annual Fight Night - one of the region’s most anticipated events - returns to the nation’s capital on Thursday November 10, 2011 at the Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Avenue NW). The event is the signature fundraiser for Fight For Children, an independent non-profit organization fighting to ensure all kids in DC receive a great education and stay healthy so they can learn.

As in past showings, the legends of boxing grace the Fight Night stage each year, the likes of which include, Buster Douglas, Gerry Cooney, Ray Mancini, and Smokin' Joe Frazier, to name a few.

Given the news on the recent health condition of Frazier, it is unlikely that he will make an appearance this time.

But, we know he will be present in spirit.

The Boxing Card

This year’s boxing card features three undefeated local fighters – Emmanuel Taylor from Edgewood, M; Jarren Cochran out of the Alexandria Boxing Club (the original Fight Night beneficiary); and Jayce Thompson, from Palmer Park, MD. Each of the three will compete in a professional bout against an out-of-town fighter (as always, the card is subject to change):

MAIN EVENT – 8 Rounds – Jr. Welterweights


Edgewood, Maryland Cleveland, Ohio

14-0, 10 KO’s 15-1, 6 KO’s

4 Rounds – Featherweights


Alexandria, Virginia Winston-Salem, N. Carolina

ABC Boxing Club ESPN Veteran

3-0, 3 KO’s 6-13-2, 3 KO’s

4 Rounds – Welterweights


Palmer Park, Maryland Cincinnati, Ohio

Sugar Ray Leonard Boxing Gym Cooper Boxing Club

1-0, 1 KO 1-6, 1 KO

Fight Night brings together 2,000 of the nation’s top leaders in business, government, sports and entertainment to raise funds for Fight For Children and other organizations that provide education and healthcare services to low-income children in Washington, DC. Gerry Cooney, James “Buster” Douglas, Larry Holmes, Jake LaMotta, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Aaron Pryor, Earnie Shavers, and Michael Spinks are the Legends expected to participate, along with celebrated trainer and manager Lou Duva.

For more details about Fight Night visit www.fightnightdc.org. For more information on Fight For Children or any of its programs, visit www.fightforchildren.org.