*This has been a very tumultuous year in the world of boxing as we’ve lost some of the greatest names in the sport with the likes of Leroy Neiman, Burt Sugar, Emanuel Steward, Carmine Basilio, and Hector “Macho” Camacho just to name a few. And we were also horrified at the loss of 20 first graders and 6 of their teachers at the hands of a deranged individual in Newtown, Conn.
So how refreshing it was to attend the annual holiday celebrity basketball game put on by Team Watson (Sam Watson and Sons) in association with Mayweather Promotions at Westchester High School in Los Angeles.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and several of boxing’s best that included current jr.welterweight champion, Danny Garcia, lightweight champion Adrian “The Problem” Broner, and former three time champ “Sugar” Shane Mosley all came together for this charity event.
A packed house of some 600 young kids also watched and were thrilled as several stars of entertainment joined in the game that included R n B singers Ray J., and Tank along with comedians D Ray, Cory Holcomb, and Red Grant.
Each year this event is held there are several hundred toys given away to needy children, and everyone is admitted free.
We’re all looking forward to what’s going on in the world of boxing next year as it was indeed a blessing to make it this far into this one.
Danny Garcia is set to defend his title against Zab “Super” Judah and I hear that Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud will be defending his IBF light heavyweight title against Bernard Hopkins and that is just a tip of the iceberg as we also hear that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will back in the ring in May. As I always say, ” we’ll see what happens.”
Check out Adrien Broner goes one-on-one vs Floyd Mayweather: