On the roster to get into the ring at the 2nd annual White Collar Boxing event on St. Paddy’s Day is Libertarian Party of Canada leader, Tim Moen.
He’s been training since January with former UFC Fighter Nick Ring in preparation for the big event.
I caught up with organizers, Cody Thompson and Adrian Pruden to catch some details about the event. There will be 12 fights in total and they told me that the proceeds will go to charity, including the Airdrie Food Bank, Airdrie Community Links and the Airdrie and District Victim’s Assistance Society.
I also caught up with some of the fighters and the majority mentioned that one of the main reasons that they were participating was to help these local charities. At a time when Alberta is suffering from low oil prices and soaring unemployment rates, this is what Albertans do – we work together and carry the load, help each other out and give a hand up when it’s needed.
Organizer Cody Thompson tells me that he actually did reach out to Justin Trudeau and the Prime Minister declined because he would have rather participated in the event closer to home – and I’m assuming on more friendly ground. I’m sure we all remember that time that the Prime Minister stepped in the ring with Patrick Brazeau, but I guess there’s always next year. And even though Moen won’t get his chance to fight Trudeau this time around, he assures me that he’ll be ready in 2019.
There are still tickets available to the event either at the door, or at www.aoaalberta.com. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the fights start at 7:00 pm.