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Joan Mangum’s Society Scene—‘Big Fighters, Big Cause’ Benefits Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

The charity boxing night at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel benefited the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation. Here Sugar Ray Leonard welcomes Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber. Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/ Getty Images

 Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017 – 2:27 PM

Hollywood came out in full force to catch a night filled with action-packed boxing matches, live performances and more at the B. Riley & Co. 8th annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Presented by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, this benefits the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation in its mission to fund life-changing research, care and awareness for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes and to help children live healthier lives through diet and exercise.

Hosted by actor/comedian Bill Bellamy, the evening honored 9-year-old Jackson Blair with the “Golden Glove Award” for his extraordinary dedication and hard work to raise awareness for type 1 (T1D) diabetes.

The main event to the exclusive charity boxing soiree featured Kevin “K-Smoove” Rivers, Jr. who took on Mexico City’s rugged Roberto “Escorpion” Pucheta in a six-round lightweight match. Other bouts included rising star Luis “King Louie” Coria and Antonio “Chore” Martinez; L.A.’s Marvin Cabrera and Shreveport, Louisiana’s Quantavious “King Tulu” Green; and Indio’s Alfredo Escarcega and L.A.’s Rolando Padilla.

VIP guests and Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation supporters in attendance included Usher, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, Luke Wilson, Oscar De La Hoya, Cookie and Magic Johnson, Tina Knowles and Richard Lawson, Bo Jackson, Chris Spencer, Johnny Gill, Laila Ali Conway, Mia St. John, Rodney Peete, Sergio Mora, Terry Norris, Tommy Davidson, Jeffrey Osborne and more.

The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation was established in 2009 by the six-time world champion and his wife, Bernadette.


The Associates of the Los Angeles Jewish Home holds their 87th Tree of Life Luncheon, Thursday, Aug. 10 at the Four Seasons on Doheny Drive.

Marion Goldenfeld will be honored with the Zelda White Woman of the Year Achievement Award. Her passion for philanthropy has led her to serving on the boards of The Associates, the ADL and Friends of Sheba. She is also a dedicated supporter of a wide variety of charitable organizations serving children, medical advancements, and the arts, including the Zachary Society of Opera Singers.

Sandy Stackler is president of The Associates with Florence Gorlin serving as luncheon chair, and Lynn Ziman as honorary luncheon chair. Shirley Ashkenas will introduce guest performer, 17-year-old pianist Maya Paredes, who currently studies piano with Jeffrey Lavner at the Colburn School of Performing Arts.

Tickets are $175. Call 818-774-3375 or email:

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