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LI Fight for Charity Announces Boxer Matchups for the 10th Main Event on November 25, 2013

More than 20 Long Islanders courageously volunteering to box in the Long Island Fight for Charity Main Event on November 25, 2013 learn their matches.

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Melville, NY - October 18th, 2013 - Long Island Fight for Charity, one of Long Island’s largest and most anticipated charity networking events of the year, has announced its boxer matchups for the 10th Main Event on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the Hilton Long Island in Melville.  Boxing matches feature local business professionals going toe-to-toe on the canvas as the main attraction. This popular fundraising event includes food and beverages provided by local restaurants. 

The 2013 boxers for the LI Fight for Charity 10th Main Event are Terese “The Knockout” Arenth vs. Joanne “The Tigress” Hutchins; Wendy “The Sweetest Sin” Sincuir vs. Roseanne “Ro-Hammad Ali” Beovich; Steve “SlowHand” Bernstein vs. Jamie “Fly Boy” Austin; Keith “The Realtor” Dawson vs. Leaf “Field Artillery” Steuernagel; Steven “The Tank” East vs. Scott "The Diversifier” Zuckerman; Sal “The Hammer” Ferro vs. Kevin “Spider” Kelly; Joe “The Limo King of the Ring” Palumbo vs.  Alex ‘’El Torito the Baby Bull’’ Gallego and Hugh “Hands of Stone” Tanchuck vs. Michael “The Closer” Haltman. Bill “Samurai” Mabanta, Robert “The Tax Reducer” Renda, Christine “Crusher” Ippolito, Christopher “The Telecom Guy” Whittelsey and Jeff “The Founder” Cohen opponents to be announced soon.

Local businesses and professional firms sponsoring this year’s 10th Main Event include Event Sponsor Alure Home Improvements; Presenting Sponsor Caring People; Judges Sponsor Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana; Round Card Sponsors Resorts World Casino New York City, Genser Dubow Genser & Cona, LLP, and Morrit Hock & Hamroff, LLP. Boxer Sponsors are Knockout Pest Control; Vehicle Tracking Solutions; Freshy Fresh Bagels; Merola Tile; Blackman Plumbing, and Hunter Electrical. Other sponsors are Chateau Briand – Scotto Brothers; Price Waterhouse Coopers; Farrell Fritz PC; Sir Speedy - Westbury, Melville and Hauppauge, and Carlyle On The Green.

Proceeds from this unique LI Fight for Charity fundraiser will be donated to The Long Island Community Chest, The Genesis School and the National Foundation for Human Potential. Long Island Fight for Charity since 2003 has donated $700,000 to Long Island charities.  This event is expected to sell out and break previous records.

Tickets for the main event are available online.  Ringside V.I.P. seats are $195, premium seats are $125, and both include admission to a pre-event special networking and cocktail reception.  The V.I.P. reception starts at 5:30 p.m. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the boxing matches begin at 6:30 p.m. More than 20 local restaurants will provide food and beverages for the event.  For tickets and information, please visit or call 877-240-7821. To see great photos, visit