Dedicated to freedom for all Ukranians, the world’s greatest boxing promoter Don King has generously donated a wheelchair and provided tickets for Saturday’s three-championship extravaganza at the Casino Miami Jai-Alai in Miami to a Ukranian refugee mother via a sponsorship to the Miami-based non-profit Universal Aid for Children of Ukraine.
Tragically paralyzed during an accident two decades ago, 36-year-old Ukranian refugee Tatiana Grechyshnikova will attend the eight-bout “Let Freedom Ring” event along with her sons, Adam (four) and 17-year-old Vovo.
“We appreciate and are grateful to Mr. King for his selfless donation and for hosting a deserving Ukranian family who immigrated to the United States less than six months ago,” said Miami-based Kropke, who is the president of the organization and also a father of nine adopted children.
King, a Boca Raton Fla., resident, has put together a scintillating show headlined by WBA NABA Gold Heavyweight Champion Jonathan Guidry (18-1-2, 10 KOs) of Dulac, La., who will defend his title against former WBC Heavyweight Champion Bermane Stiverne (25-5-1, 21 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nev., via Canada.
Prior to the main event, the Trio Maksymowich, comprised of Hanya Maksymowich, Donna Maksymowich-Waskiewicz, and Karen Maksymowich-Wilk of the Ukranian Dancers of Miami, will perform the State Anthem of Ukraine.
Tickets for the championship card are priced at $25 and $50, while floor ringside are $100. VIP tables will be sold at $2,500. Tickets are available and can be purchased online at https://playcasinomiami.com. The card will also be presented streaming live on www.donking.com and www.Itube247.com for $19.99.
To learn more about Ukranian Aid for Children of Ukraine, visit Uacukraine.org.