On April 30th, 2022, the boxing community was treated to one of the most historically significant events in it’s history. So many times, we hear in the boxing and combat sports world the term “give back”. Its a figure of speech that is used time and time again, but in rare instances, you have someone who truly steps up to the figurative plate and leads by example. This past weekend the boxing world and some of it’s most successful practitioners were given the respect and admiration they so richly deserve, as New Rochelle’s own Rob Garris presented “FIGHTERS HELPING FIGHTERS” charity event. It was a spectacular afternoon of family, friends, memories and memorabilia in the main ballroom of the Radisson Hotel, and the boxing community showed up in full force to celebrate some of the greatest boxing champions of all time.
The setting was the main ballroom of the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle, NY, and with over 20 former World Boxing Champions in attendance, the boxing community’s focal point was Westchester, NY, as Philanthropist and Boxing Legend Rob Garris brought a renown list of fighters out to be celebrated and appreciated for their contributions to the sport of professional boxing. Luminaries included former Unified World Light Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight champion Michael Spinks, IBF and WBA former World Heavyweight Champion Tim Witherspoon, former NABF Welterweight Champion Larry Barnes, former 3-division WBC, IBF, and WBA World Champion Iran Barkley, former WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Montell Griffin, former world-ranked Light Heavyweight contender, ESPN Classic Analyst and top trainer “Iceman” Scully, former Heavyweight contender Mitch Green, Michael Nunn, and many more. The stars were indeed out in full force in New Rochelle on this day.
Hubbard Wrestling Weekly© Combat sports had an opportunity to speak with some of the guests of this event live at the Radisson Hotel in New Rochelle, NY to get their first-hand insight on their boxing legacies, how they are doing now, and a personal outlook on this wonderful event Rob Garris put together:
Former World Heavyweight Champion Michael Spinks:
Former 2-time World Heavyweight Champion Tim Witherspoon:
Former World-Ranked Boxer and ESPN Analyst John Scully:
Former 3-Division World Champion Iran Barkley:
Former NABF Welterweight Champion Larry Barnes:
Former Light Heavyweight Champion of the World Montell Griffin:
Former Golden Gloves fighter Richard Adamson, Jr.:
HubbardWrestlingWeekly© Executive Vice-President Cindy Bailey-Hubbard:
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