Press Release: Raging Babe Brunch Returns September 16th-Proceeds to Benefit Prichard Colon Foundation
September, 16th is a huge day for boxing in Las Vegas, with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez facing Gennady “GGG” Golovkin in a must-win contest for the king of the middleweight division. As boxing’s elite descend on the Las Vegas Strip, the Raging Babes of Boxing will once again gather to network, laugh and bond over brunch.
This year’s event will be held at the Mandalay Bay’s Border Grill, with views of Mandalay Bay’s beach, and the unlimited mimosas that brunch attendees have come to expect over four years of Raging Babe events. More importantly, attendees will enjoy opportunities to meet and network with some of boxing’s top executives, most important behind-the-scenes players and inspirational women from across the industry.
The event continues to grow, with over 50 women attending the last brunch “New York, New York,” in 2016, and Raging Babe founder Michelle Rosado expects a full house for September’s brunch. Rosado settled on “Shine Bright” for the event’s theme. “Who shines brighter than the women of boxing,” said Rosado. “This event has grown to be so much more than a bunch of women sharing a meal. Experiences, talents and stories of heartbreak and triumph are shared at these events. They have come to mean a lot to the women working tirelessly to advance this sport of ours.”
As past events have done, Shine Bright will honor one of boxing’s most influential women with the Luminary Award. “I can’t wait to share our honoree’s story,” said Rosado, who indicated the award winner would be announced soon.
Shine Bright will benefit a cause close to Rosado’s heart – the recovery of boxer Prichard Colon. “Prichard has made some great strides in his recovery, but the fact remains that the therapy he needs, the medical expenses, the support that his family needs, doesn’t end. His family has sacrificed everything to help him get better, and he sacrificed everything to entertain us in the ring.” Rosado, along with boxing manager and entrepreneur Livvy Cunningham, created the Facebook group, “Pray 4 Prichard,” which has been a place for the Colon family to find encouragement and support via messages from boxing fans all over the world. A percentage of the proceeds from Shine Bright will benefit the Prichard Colon Foundation, which funds the hefty monthly insurance premiums that are essential to Colon’s recovery.
For information on attending or sponsoring the Raging Babe Brunch, Shine Bright, please contact [email protected]
Canelo’s Camp Asserts It Wants GGG Fight In September
Canelo’s Camp Asserts It Wants GGG Fight In September
By: Sean Crose
According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Golden Boy Promotions, which represents Mexican star Canelo Alvarez, does indeed want Canelo to face feared middleweight terror Gennady Golovkin in September of 2017. “Hopefully,” Rafael quotes Golden Boy big shot Eric Gomez as saying, “everything goes well and then we get the Golovkin fight done for September.” While there’s no guarantee to be found in Gomez’ words, they do express an eagerness to make the fight fans want to see happen. In other words, there’s no hemming and hawing, no “we’ll see” or advocating for marination to be found.
Truth be told, a bout between the 48-1-1 Canelo and the 36-0 Golovkin for middleweight supremacy should have happened in 2016. Canelo, however, literally gave up his WBC middleweight title rather than face the man. The action did incredible harm to Canelo’s reputation. In short, people were rightfully upset. Still, as I wrote earlier, some of us have come around to the belief that Canelo is too much of a warrior to ultimately let the chance to face an unaged Golovkin pass by. That sort of thing just doesn’t seem in keeping with the guy’s nature.
In the meantime, it seems that team Canelo looks to get their man back in the ring early next year. Canelo was supposed to fight this month, but those plans had to be scratched due to a hand injury. Sure enough, Rafael’s article makes it clear that Golden Boy is wondering if Canelo can emerge in the ring up to three times in 2017. Add a date in May – between a winter match and the hoped for September clash with GGG – and Canelo’s schedule will prove to be a packed one for a contemporary fighter who is also a legitimate star.
As for GGG, it’s more of the same – at least for the time being – as the people behind hard hitting Daniel Jacobs appeared until just recently to be dragging their heels regarding a matchup between the two men. It was hoped that a Golovkin-Jacobs bout would go down late in 2016, but functional practices are foreign to the sport of boxing, and so that fight may still be in limbo. As is Golovkin’s career, it seems. For no top names at middleweight have proven ready, willing and able to face him. A Canelo bout is far from signed, the proposed Jacob’s fight appears to be going at a snail’s pace, if at all, and titlist Billy Joe Saunders has literally ceased to be taken seriously as a fighter in some, perhaps many, quarters.
Which, of course, leads people to ask when Golovkin will actually get to challenge himself. September is looking good, but earlier bouts with Jacobs and/or perhaps even Andy Lee would certainly prove to be interesting. In the meantime, Canelo looks to be keeping his schedule full, no doubt keeping in mind that all roads may now be leading to a certain Kazakh.