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WBC 2009 Toy Drive

Freddie Roach to be honored at event

By Igor Frank

The WBC Legends of Boxing is hosting a toy drive to help underprivileged children during the holiday season this Sunday (December 20th) at 2pm at Rudy’s Baja and Grill in Los Angeles. Live music will be provided by Mariachi Juguers de Jalisco and the Dueto Alanniz. A buffet will be available plus an award ceremony will be hosted. The price of admission is $20 and a toy donation.

Local fan favorite and former world champion Chicanito Hernandez is the Master of Ceremonies. In a special ceremony, two time trainer of the year, Freddie Roach will be awarded a custom made WBC belt in recognition of his past and present achievements. Among other luminaries to be honored are ring officials Marty and David Denkin, Gwen Adair and Rudy Delagado. Promoters to be honored are Don and Loraine Chargin, Thompson Boxing Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Goossen Tutor Promotions.

Among the current champions who will assist with the event are jr welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley and the Mexican Warrior Israel “El Magnifico” Vasquez. The event that is sponsored by All Star Boxing, Salazar Y3 Campeones, Standing 8 Management, Alhambra Youth Boxing Club, Burbank Body Shop, Wild Card Gym and the WBC Legends of Boxing. Rudy’s Baja and Grill is located at 2526 Pomona Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Check out Igor Frank’s blog at SoCalBoxing.




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