On Thursday, November 14, 2019, Fight For Children celebrates 30 years of helping children from the Washington DC area with their highly-anticipated Fight Night DC charity event from the Washington Hilton on Connecticut Avenue in NW DC.
After a strong 30-year championship run, which includes raising nearly $70 million for underserved kids in the DC area, this year will mark the final Fight Night DC event. That’s why the night has appropriately been dubbed “The Final Round.”
Throughout the years, the Fight Night DC charity events have featured the likes of DeMarcus Corley, John Thompson, Carlos Cuadras, Ava Knight, Tyrieshia Douglas and many more.
This year, Fight Night guests will be treated to an exciting USBA Jr. Welterweight title bout featuring once-beaten titleholder Sonny Fredrickson (21-1, 14 KOs) taking on skilled veteran Samuel Teah (15-3-1, 7 KOs).
Fredrickson, who dazzled fight fans last year at the prestigious charity event with his boxing skills, is signed to DiBella Entertainment and is hoping another solid victory will propel him to a title opportunity.
In Teah, Fredrickson will be facing a tough veteran who has scored big victories over the likes of O’Shaquie Foster and Kenneth Sims.
“I know he’s tough,” said Fredrickson in a recent interview with Round By Round Boxing. “From what we’ve seen he just looks physically strong and comes to fight.”
Fredrickson and his team have been doing their homework on Teah. The Ohio native isn’t afraid to divulge the game plan which includes boxing and moving.
“He beat Kenneth Sims, we watched that fight, and then we saw him lose to Montana Love,” said Fredrickson. “It looks like what Montana Love did was really just boxed and moved on him, so that’s the game plan we’re going to use. Just move and box him.”
Although the 25-year-old Fredrickson has had some tough luck landing fights as of late–he’s only fought one since last year’s Fight Night DC victory over Manuel Mendez–he’s remained ready for big opportunities by working with top-level fighters.
“In the very beginning of this camp I was working with Robert [Easter Jr.] and then I was working with Albert Bell,” said Fredrickson. “I’m just looking forward to getting a TV spot soon. A lot of those guys they ask me for sparring because they know I’m good work. It just motivates me to know that if they want to spar me it’s for a reason and they know it’s quality work.”
On Thursday, November 14, Fredrickson will look to impress the star-studded crowd in DC and help one of the greatest charity’s toll their final bell.
“The first event I didn’t know it was going to be that big,” said Fredrickson. “Now it’s just exciting to come back and I’m just happy that I get to be a part of such a great event for the kids.”
About Fight Night
The late Joseph E. Robert, Jr. started Fight Night nearly 30 years ago as an opportunity to bring his friends and colleagues together for a fun night to support a great cause – improving the lives of at-risk children throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
Since that first event in 1990, Fight Night has generated more than $65 million, fueling Fight For Children’s work to improve the lives of children throughout our region.
Funds raised from Fight Night 2019 will support Fight For Children’s mission to foster the physical, social-emotional, and academic development of current and aspiring student athletes by supporting quality youth sports programming in high-need communities throughout Washington, DC.