Box for Charity Event
Two of Detroit’s most well-known amateur boxers; holding tournament to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer
Sunday, November 06, 2011 – Bobby Ruffin Jr. and Michael Elliot both amateur boxers from Southeast Michigan will be squaring off today in Southfield to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
According to Amateur Detroit Spokesman, Aaron Blackfoot, both boxers have been practicing countless hours, and have dedicated tremendous amounts of blood, sweat, and tears to ensure that this event is a success.
“That’s what I like most about these two fighters – they are heartless in the ring, but exemplary citizens with hearts of gold.” He continued to say.
When Box Detroit asked Ruffin what prompted his collaboration he said:
“Boxing is good – and this is what I do! I live boxing, love defined competition, and keep the desire to better mankind. So I thought why not raise money for a great cause doing something I already absolutely enjoy.” Said Ruffin.
According to statistical data, Ruffin is best known for body punches, whereas his opponent is a frequent bolo puncher.
Ruffin who stands at 6’1” 298 pounds, and Elliot 6’3” 258 pounds, both men are very solid fighters; but today they are hoping to not only put their gloves together, but also their mutual desire to help raise funds for Susan G. Komen.
“I am looking forward to boxing Robert! Inside and outside the ring we are both very close friends, and we both have really awesome corner men – so this should really be fun!” said Elliot.