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24th Annual Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night, Still Fighting! Ramirez/Imam Quick Pick



This past Saturday night on March 10,Reba McEntire, ​Grammy award-winning singer came back to host this great event for her 13th year.
Maria Shriver was honored and spoke and educated the audience about neurological diseases. ​
Also at the event, Police officer Tom McGrath and brave civilian Jonathan Smith were recognized to a standing ovation for their bravery during the Las Vegas shooting as Lonnie Ali awarded both with a Muhammad Ali Unsung Hero Award.​ The highlight of ​Fight Night was the announcement of ​a new initiative to raise funds for Phoenix’s Barrow Neurological Institute’s​ Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Program.

The black tie event featured a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and live auction including ​once in a lifetime luxury items.

The live auction featured a trip to Steven Tyler’s,​ Aerosmith front-man private estate in Maui, an international trip of the bidder’s choice with Mr. Larry Legend Fitzgerald​, dinner with comedians Steve Martin, Billy Crystal and Martin Short, a New York City VIP visit including tickets to Broadway’s Hamilton, tickets to the U.S. Open and a VIP Fashion Week experience.

Songwriter and producer David Foster returned for his 19th year as the evening’s musical director. The event featured p​performances throughout the night included McEntire, Smokey Robinson, Brooks & Dunn, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian McKnight, Matteo Bocelli, and America’s Got Talent’s Angelica Hale. Tyler headlined the show with his Nashville band, Loving Mary.

Other celebrity guests included Crystal; actress Candace Cameron Bure; former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly; music producer and singer Randy Jackson; former Phoenix Suns star Tom Chambers; and actresses Gena Lee Nolin and Bo Derek.

Jose Ramirez (21-0) vs. Amir Imam (21-1)​ on ESPN– From the jump, Imam must double up on his jab to keep Ramirez off of his chest. I am expecting to see Ramirez outwork Imam with his busier punch output.
Imam has a punchers chance on knocking Ramirez off, but ONLY If Imam can find the space needed to extend fully on his shots. I see this fight having close tough to score rounds in the early going, until Ramirez finds a home for his heavy right cross. Give me Ramirez by 8th round stoppage.

Grew up in and went to school in Peoria, Arizona. Sports has always grabbed my attention, especially boxing. Love talking sports, muscle cars, hip hop, and comics. Follow me on Twitter @AlvarezBoxing & on Instagram @albertalvarezboxing