Fighting The Good Fight

Over the weekend I was tasked with capturing the kickoff to City Of Hope’s 25th
annual FIGHT FOR LIFE .  It was held at the famous Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood CA owned by renowned trainer Freddie Roach.  

During this event members of the Los Angeles Police Dept. square off against members
of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s  Dept.  All came ready for the photo ops and a chance
to get a brief workout in.

The energy was alive with sportsmanship, camaraderie and friendly competition.  Representatives of both Departments spoke along with City Of Hope’s own personnel.

I was then asked if I could get a few candid’s of Freddie in the ring with some
of the fighters.  Since Freddie was not in the ring, I approached him and made my request.  He graciously stepped into the ring and one by one started sparring and giving pointers to the much appreciative boxers.

A simple request for two minutes of his time turned in to what I’m sure was a
once in a lifetime opportunity for these police officers and a great
opportunity for this photographers to grab some shots I would never find myself
in a position to get if it weren’t for these great gigs that come my way.

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