Holyfield attends anti-bullying fundraiser

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield shakes hands with Josh Lauriente. - Contributed photo
Boxing legend Evander Holyfield shakes hands with Josh Lauriente.
— image credit: Contributed photo

First, Josh Lauriente showed he was the real deal in the ring. After that, he met the Real Deal himself.

Lauriente, a South Surrey boxer, competed in his fourth fight last week at Vancouver’s Fraserview Hall, as part of an anti-bullying fundraiser in honour of Amanda Todd.

The guest of honour at the event was boxing legend Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield, who has in recent years become an anti-bullying advocate.

After Lauriente’s bout, the 50-year-old Holyfield joined him in the ring.

Lauriente is now preparing to represent B.C. at the Tacoma Golden Gloves Tournament, set for Feb. 15-17. The event will feature 200 of the Pacific Northwest’s top young boxers.



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