|The Cyber Boxing Zone Newswire -- JULY 27:2001|
NY BOXING COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN "COUNTERPUNCH!" EXHIBITION/FUNDRAISER
FOR TWIN TOWERS FUND|
Cooney, Barkley, Czyz, Wepner, & Antuofermo Among Former Boxers To Climb Through The Ropes
The New York boxing community is mobilizing to help the city!
On Wednesday, November 7, at Gleason's Gym, 17 former New York City boxers will engage in a series of exhibition bouts to benefit the Twin Towers Fund.
Gleason's is located at 75 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Twin Towers Fund was established by Mayor Rudy Giuliani to assist, support, and recognize the families of the members of the uniformed services of the New York City Fire Department and its Emergency Medical Services Command, the New York City Police Department, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York State Office of Court Administration, and other government offices who lost their lives or were injured because of the tragedies of September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center.
Every dollar given to the Twin Towers Fund is going directly to help the victims' families, especially those among the rescue workers.
"The New York boxing community has been incredibly supportive," said event coordinator Steve Farhood. "This was a tragedy that touched everyone, and this event is the boxing community's way, at a grass-roots level, of helping out.
"It promises to be a memorable evening, with plenty of surprises, too."
Among the former boxers who are scheduled to participate:
Gerry Cooney: Heavyweight contender
Carl Williams: Heavyweight contender
Iran Barkley: Three-division champion
Juan LaPorte: Featherweight champion
Bobby Czyz: Two-division champion
Michael Olajide: Middleweight contender
Chuck Wepner: Heavyweight contender Mustafa Hamsho: Middleweight contender
Vito Antuofermo: Middleweight champion
Howard Davis Jr.: Lightweight contender
Lonnie Bradley: Middleweight champion
Saoul Mamby: Junior welterweight champion
Carlos Ortiz: Two-division champion
Mark Breland: Welterweight champion
Jose Torres: Light heavyweight champion
Bobby Cassidy: Middle/Light heavy contender
Randy Neumann: Heavyweight contender
Tickets are $250 per, and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Checks should be made out to The Twin Towers Fund and mailed to F.I.S.T. (The Fighters' Initiative For Support & Training) at 11 Penn Plaza, 5th fl., New York, NY 10001. All donations are tax-deductible.
To order tickets, or for more information, contact F.I.S.T. at 866-765-8755
Event Coordinator: Steve Farhood
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