April 20, 2023
-The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation today announced that Emmy®
and Golden Globe®-nominated actor Anthony Anderson will
receive the Golden Glove Award at its 12th annual "Big
Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Boxing Night presented by B.
Riley Securities on Wednesday, May 24 at The Beverly Hilton.
The star-studded evening is set to be hosted by Chris
Spencer with a National Anthem performance by emerging
pop/R&B singer Gabby Samone, action-packed live fights
presented by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and a
live and silent auction display featuring iconic memorabilia
and one-of-a-kind items and experiences.
“I am excited to be given the ‘Golden Glove’ Award by the
Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation. Being a champion for those
living with diabetes and raising awareness for the disease
is a passion of mine and has been a big focus of my advocacy
and I am humbled to be honored in this way by a champion
from the world of boxing, Sugar Ray Leonard,” said Anderson.
The 2023 Golden Glove Award will acknowledge Anderson’s
commitment to helping raise awareness for diabetes.
Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, Anderson is an advocate for
diabetes awareness and a spokesperson for the “Getting Real
About Diabetes” campaign.
Active in his community as an advocate and philanthropist,
Anderson holds an annual Anthony Anderson Celebrity Golf
Classic, benefiting the American Diabetes Association, Los
Angeles Mission and Boys & Girls Club of America.
Proceeds from the "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Boxing
Night benefit the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation’s mission to
fund life-changing research, care and awareness for
pediatric Type 1 and 2 diabetes, and to help children live
healthier lives through diet and exercise.
About Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation
The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation was established in 2009
by boxing legend and six-time world champion Sugar Ray
Leonard and his wife, Bernadette. The Sugar Ray Leonard
Foundation is committed to funding research and care for
pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes and creates awareness for both
The Foundation also strives to help children live healthier
lives through diet and exercise. Type 1 diabetes strikes
both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly,
causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life,
and carries the constant threat of devastating
Type 2 diabetes in children is on the rise, fueled largely
by the obesity epidemic. Leonard draws from his personal
experience and boxing career to provide inspiration for
funding research to combat the disease. For more
www.sugarrayleonardfdn.org Follow on Instagram at @sugarrayleonard,
Twitter at @SugarRayLeonard and Facebook at
About Golden Boy Los Angeles-based Golden Boy was
established in 2002 by Oscar De La Hoya, the first Hispanic
to own a national boxing promotional company.
Golden Boy is a media and entertainment brand committed to
making fighting entertainment more accessible and
affordable. The company's in-house production team develops
creative original programming for RingTV.com and
international channels across the globe.
The company holds the exclusive rights to top boxers and has
promoted some of the biggest and highest-grossing events in
the history of the sport. Now, Golden Boy is one of the most
successful boxing entertainment companies in the world and
shapes the future of boxing for fighters and fans alike.
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