Sugar Ray Leonard’s 6th Annual Big Fighters, Big Cause

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Chef Wolfgang Puck and former boxer Sugar Ray Leonard
Chef Wolfgang Puck and former boxer Sugar Ray Leonard

Photo Credit: Getty Images for the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

The gloves were off (and on) this week as athletes and stars alike stepped out to attend the Sugar Ray Leonard‘s 6th annual “Big Fighters, Big Cause” Charity Boxing Night. ·           

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 13:  Former Super Middleweight Champion Laila Ali (L) and former NFL player Curtis Conway attend B. Riley & Co. And Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation's 6th Annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Boxing Night at The Ray Dolby Ballroom on May 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation)
Former Super Middleweight Champion Laila Ali (L) and former NFL player Curtis Conway

The event, which took place at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center, was presented in conjunction with B. Riley & Co.

 Javier Ortega (L) and Cameron Rivera
Javier Ortega (L) and Cameron Rivera

Photo Credit: Getty Images for the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

Proceeds from the event supported the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and their mission to raise funds for research and awareness towards a cure for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and to help children live healthier lives through diet and exercise.

Holly Robinson Peete and actor Cedric the Entertainer
Holly Robinson Peete and actor Cedric the Entertainer

Attendees at the event included: Sugar Ray Leonard, emcee Bill BellamyBryant RileyCatherine Bach, Cedric the Entertainer, David James Elliott, Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam, Holly Robinson Peete and husband Rodney Peete, Jennifer Widerstrom, Jessica Sanchez, Jimmy Jam, Johnny Gill, Laila Ali and husband Curtis Conway, Mia St. John, Michael Buffer and Wolfgang Puck.

Bill Bellamy
Bill Bellamy

Photo Credit: Getty Images for the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

The evening featured a thrilling mix of professional and amateur heavy-weight bouts Sugar Ray Leonard ensured guests would be “better than the Pacquioao and Mayweather Fight.”

Champion Laila Ali and Former Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard
Champion Laila Ali and Former Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation

Guests at the event enjoyed cuisine by Wolfgang Puck, which included his signature chicken pot pie. The celebrity chef and boxing fan also made an appearance at the event to catch the fights.

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