The recognition of DC's legendary boxers has been overlooked for years. But not any more.
Honoring DC's Boxing World Champions while bringing star power to DC for an entire weekend extravaganza
GFS Entertainment announces a fun filled weekend honoring DC's own World Champions in boxing. DMV Honors Celebrity Weekend of Champions event will take place at various locations in Washington, DC during the weekend of September 18 - September 21.
This event will honor an era of 1990's boxing legends consisting of DC's own William Joppy, Keith Holmes, Mark 'Too Sharp' Johnson, Winky Wright, Sharmba Mitchell and Demarcus 'Chop Chop' Corley with the DMV Honors Sugar Ray Leonard Award. Other honorees include Derrell 'Too Sweet' Coley, Darryl Tyson, Andrew Council, Reggie 'Showtime' Green, Jimmy Lange, Melvin Foster and a host of other acknowledgements in the boxing community.
The event is guaranteed to bring an infinite amount of star power, politicians and more due. The recognition of DC's legendary boxers has been overlooked for years but GFS Entertainment Group saw fit to honor the accomplishments of the five (5) World Champions and their fifteen (15) World Boxing Titles. This event will fuse DC's boxing, comedy, music, philanthropy communities and more with an endless list of creative production and fabulous events, listed below.
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DMV Honors Welcome to DC Meet & Greet Press Conference
The DMV Honors Celebrity Weekend of Champions will kick off the weekend with an intimate welcoming reception, meet & greet and press conference. Media, sponsors, fans and attendees will have a chance to get a taste of what's to come for the remainder of the weekend.
DMV Honors Celebrity Weekend of Champions Golf Tournament
The DMV Honors Celebrity Weekend of Champions Golf Tournament will take place at a luxurious Country Club at Woodmore. A host of celebrities will play 18 rounds of golf while enjoying a great day of golf.
DMV Honors Night of Champions Awards
The DMV Night of Champions Awards Gala will be the highlight of the weekend which will be held at Warner Theatre. The red carpet black tie awards gala will feature Musiq Soul Child with special guest performances and more. The event will also feature a comedy roast hosted by Eddie Bryant with a number of DC's hometown All Star comedians such as Joe Clair, Billy Da Kid and more. The comedians will give a hilarious performance while roasting the boxing champs. The awards gala will honor the elite of DC boxing while recognizing one of the greatest from DC, Sugar Ray Leonard and the champions will receive the DMV Honors Sugar Ray Leonard Award.
DMV Honors Boxing Boot Camp
On Saturday, September 20, 2014 GFS Ent Group and DMV Honors Celebrity Weekend of Champions will hold the DMV Honors Boxing Boot Camp hosted by Floyd Mayweather Sr, Roger Mayweather and Jeff Mayweather.
DMV Honors Pro Am Weigh In & Pro Am Boxing Match
On Saturday, September 20, 2014 GFS Ent Group and DMV Honors Celebrity Weekend of Champions Pro Am Boxing Match will host a pro match featuring Hector Camacho Jr, DMV's rising star Jeff Lacey, Desmond Nicholson and host of other pro and amateur boxers at the Washington Convention Center. The match will feature notable local and national pro boxers.
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Garcia vs. Salka, a 10-round welterweight bout on Saturday, August 9, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. In the co-main event, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Dibella Entertainment, IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Lamont Peterson puts his title on the line against Edgar Santana in a 12-round championship bout. Opening the telecast, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Gary Cohen Promotions, Brooklyn's own Daniel Jacobs takes on Jarrod Fletcher for the vacant WBA Middleweight World Title.
The event will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, will air live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT) and will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).