PEPE vs. PEPE Celebrity Boxing Event 2010
On March 20, Garcia Boxing hosted its third annual “Celebrity Boxing for Charity” at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey benefiting the Kinship Center of Salinas.
A few months ago, famed boxing trainer Max Garcia asked if I would jump into the ring again and be one of the celebrity boxers at his fundraiser. My experience in last year’s match was memorable and I was honored to be asked fight again.
This year there was a catch though, as Max asked if I would box against my own son in a specially featured match. Gian (we call him G) was originally trained by Max and now is a freshman at Cal Berkeley and trains with the Cal Boxing Team.
G and I still work out together and spar from time-to-time, and this match will proved once and for all who is the boss!
The Kinship Center is a non-profit adoptive care agency that helps place abused or abandoned children into permanent families. This year’s event was a hugh success, and we helped raise over $30,000 for the Kinship Center.
A highlight of the celebrity/boxer lineup will be former two-time world heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, Tommy Morrison, plus Eloy Perez (16-0), North American Champion and who is on tract to become a world champion himself.
In my fight with G, I tried my best but G was the clear winner. I am proud of him and he has learned well the sport of boxing. I plan to get a rematch next year, so G better keep training also.