In the eighth installment of Atlanta Corporate Fight Night, Daniel Holzberger and Leon De La Garza will be headlining the event for bragging rights, and for something bigger than themselves. The May 22 card, held at the Foundry at Puritan Mill, will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
"We are excited and honored to work with The Wounded Warrior Project." Terri Moss, Atlanta Corporate Fight Night promoter, said. "This is an incredible organization, and to be able to step up and bring something exciting and helpful to our Wounded Warriors, who fought for all of us, is very worthwhile.”
Founded in Roanoke, VA, now headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, the Wounded Warrior Project has been honoring and empowering injured service members since 2003. To date, according to their website, the Wound Warrior Project has placed 364 Warriors in jobs.
Like Moss, De La Garza is a boxing promoter. This will be his second appearance on a Corporate Fight Night card. In his first CFN bout, he outpointed Dominick Preyer.
Holzberger is a hair stylist and high level manager for Van Michael Salons. Also, as the Atlanta Boxing Examiner learned yesterday (April 9), featured on the card will be Evan Holyfield, son of legendary Atlanta boxer Evander Holyfield, vs. TBA.
As part of the promotion, each fighter will be paired with a Warrior. Each Warrior will be able to train at Moss' gym, Buckhead Fight Club, for free.
Holly Trizzino, Warrior Outreach Coordinator, had this to say about the upcoming partnership, "We (Atlanta Wounded Warrior Project Regional Office) and all of the Wounded Warriors participating are extremely excited for the opportunity to pair up with Corporate Fight Night and create an experience that will be irreplaceable for all involved. When Terri Moss reached out to me asking if the Corporate Fight Night could select Wounded Warrior Project as the charity of choice for this year’s event, and if we could incorporate the warriors somehow, I was all on board!
Our Wounded Warriors are heroes and deserve to always be honored as such. At Wounded Warrior Project we serve veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. For this event, we have paired up a wounded warrior with a boxer. The warrior and boxer will train alongside each other and build a relationship throughout the duration of the next few weeks. The evening of the Corporate Fight Night, the warriors will stand in the corner of the ring of their boxer and coach them to Victory!
Terri Moss has been so kind as to let all of the warriors train for free and regardless of their visible or invisible wounds, every warrior will be training like a pro and engaging with other warriors and supporters in the community! We believe the greatest casualty is being forgotten, and Wounded Warrior Project, the city of Atlanta, and the Buckhead Fight Club are all coming together for this event, determined to not let that happen!”
On May 1, tickets for Atlanta Corporate Fight Night 8 will be made available to the public. Visit www.corporatefight.com for more information. Also, for more information on how to support the Wounded Warrior Project, visit their website www.woundedwarriorproject.org