Fight On

| April 27, 2016 | Parties

THE PARTY Five professional boxing bouts, a bounty of live and silent auction offerings and a gourmet dinner served ringside, courtesy of White House Catering—it’s only a fraction of what the 400-plus guests who landed coveted tickets experienced at Fight Night 18, held at Marconi Automotive Museum. THE GUESTS Legendary boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley (yes, the former world welterweight champ) and former NFLer Willie Gault (he played for the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl 20) mixed and mingled among partygoers like Suzan Paek and Kathryn Cenci. Some even donned chic cowboy-inspired attire for the event, themed A Wild West Evening. THE HIGHLIGHTS The festivities kicked off with a cocktail hour and silent auction amid the rare and vintage autos gracing Dick and Priscilla “Bo” Marconi’s museum. More excitement filled the air when Shane Mosley Jr. stepped into the ring and won the bout with a knockout in the third round. Then there was the live auction (a day with “Sugar” Ray Leonard sparked a bidding war) that helped net $350,000 for the Marconi Foundation for Kids, which split the sum with the Jessie Rees Foundation. Another knockout! –Photos by Reza Allah-Bakhshi and Bleu Cotton Photography


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