Shane Mosley to host “Boxing for the Cure” event

Now that he’s retired, Sugar Shane Mosley is fighting for another cause.

Diamond’s Love Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by the family of retired boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley, has teamed up with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to organize a two day event, “Boxing for the Cure” to help knock out cancer. This collaborative event which begins Friday, October 5th starting at 5 p.m. and then 2 p.m on Saturday, will take place at the Finish Line Sports Grill at 2201 N. White Avenue in Pomona, CA.

The star-studded amateur and professional boxing show plus celebrity red carpet reception will help raise awareness of the different forms of this life-threatening illness.

Twenty-four year-old Kaliesha West of Moreno Valley, CA.

The challenger, 27 year-old Christina Ruiz of San Antonio, Texas.

The most anticipated fight on Saturday’s boxing card is between current World Boxing Organization Bantamweight Champion, 24 year-old Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West (15-1-3, 4 KOs) of Morena Valley, CA and 27 year-old Christina Ruiz (6-4-2, 4 KOs) who will be fighting for the vacant IFBA Super Bantamweight Title.

Over the past three years, Ruiz is 4-2-2. She lost a mixed decision to Johanna Mendez (8-0-1) and a 10 round unanimous decision to Alicia Ashley (18-9-1).

When it comes to the different weight classes for women, the bantamweight and super bantamweight are the most competitive with the likes of Jackie Nava, Anna Marie Torres and Marcel Eliana Acuno competing.

A few of the confirmed attendees include boxers, Sugar Ray Leonard, Andre Ward, Henry Tillman, Mia St. John, Israel Vasquez, NBA Star, Kareem Rush, Actor Larenz Tate and R&B crooner Al B to name just a few. Invited guest include boxing greats Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Zab Judah, Victor Ortiz, comedian Affion Crockett, Milwaukee Bucks star Luc Richard Mbah a Moute.

The event will include a Q & A session/Coaches Corner with World Champion Trainers Jack Mosley and Henry Tillman, an auction, art exhibit, prizes, and musical entertainment to include a rousing rendition of the National Anthem by NBA player Kareem Rush. Media outlets covering the event: Mundo Fox, Fox Sports Radio, New Media Radio Hour, Ringside TV, Social Media Mag, and others. 1,500 attendees are expected.

The “Boxing for the Cure” event holds special significance for Mosley. During the event there will be a tribute to two boxing legends who recently lost their lives to the disease. ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier and Genaro ‘Chiconito’ Hernandez.

“This is my way of paying homage to these amazing boxers who I consider icons in the sport,” said Mosley. “The Boxing for the Cure event is helping to raise awareness and educate people about this dreaded disease in hopes of bringing about a cure and K.O. cancer for good.”

Proceeds from the event will benefit Diamond’s Love Foundation, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and The American Cancer Society.

“We are grateful that the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the American Cancer Society agreed to join us in this effort,” said Diamond’s Love Foundation Director, Shante Hall.

Diamond’s Love Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by The Mosley family to bring awareness to critical community issues and child safety while mentoring youth who aspire to learn the sport of boxing. It is named in honor of the legendary boxer’s late nephew, Diamond Johnson, whose life ended at the tender age of three.

Mosley’s older sister, Cerena Mosley-Prude, serves as CEO and stated, “We wanted to do something to honor the legacy of our nephew. I’m extremely proud of the progress we have made. Our goal is to positively affect the lives of others through our personal tragedy.”

Diamond’s Love Foundation was formed to honor Diamond J. Johnson, the nephew of the acclaimed boxer, who lost his life in a car accident at the tender age of three. Through this personal tragedy, DLF was formed to provide programs that focus on educational, physical, mental health, fitness, nutrition, and improved social quality of life for communities to become better educated about preventative measures for children. Being that the Mosley family loves the sport of boxing, DLF also hosts youth boxing camps and events for at risk youth, faith based organizations, and community centers.

October 5th – 6th, 2012 is guaranteed to be filled with excitement as talented men and women demonstrate their skills inside the ring for a worthy cause. For all corporate partnership opportunities, press, or talent inquiries email Tickets are $50 for general admission and $100 for VIP admission. To purchase tickets visit their website or call Diamond’s Love Foundation 909.622.9092.

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