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Ringside Raves

| December 30, 2013 | Parties

While DC’s women attended Knock Out Abuse across town, more than 1,600 tuxedo-clad men gathered at the Washington Hilton to raise funds for Fight for Children. The party, which raised nearly $4 million, included man-cave-come-to-life touches, like aerial dancers, hand-rolled cigars in the Golden Glove Lounge, custom cocktails by Bacardi brand ambassador Brennan Adams and the event’s first-ever female boxing bout.

Raul Fernandez, CEO of ObjectVideo and Fight for Children chairman, and Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour and Fight Night chairman, took to the stage to discuss expanding the nonprofit’s reach to Baltimore, while other DC notables—including DC Mayor Vincent Gray, Rep. John Delaney and chef José Andrés—cheered ringside.

Tyrieshia Douglas took home the win in the female boxing bout, while Cornelius “The Bodysnatcher” Whitlock and John “Apollo Kidd” Thompson won their fights, followed by a live performance from John Legend. The Fight Night frenzy continued as the men headed to The Ritz-Carlton for an after-party fete—featuring Questlove—with the women of Knock Out Abuse. –Photography by Jack Hartzman Photography


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