When Howard Davis Jr. was diagnosed with Lung Cancer; it was a shock to himself, loved ones and fans across the globe.  The 1976 Boxing Olympic Gold Medalist has lived a clean and healthy life.   It was just days before his 59th birthday in February of 2015, when he was diagnosed with Stage-4 Lung Cancer.  The cancer metastasized to his liver and parts of his bones.

Howard and his family were devastated, worried about the future and unsure of what would be the next course of action. After weeks of research; Davis Jr. decided to combine both traditional cancer fighting methods as well as more natural forms of healing.

Never one to back out of a fight; Howard Davis Jr. was motivated and encouraged to do more in order to help others facing the same scenario that changed his life. That’s when the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation, a non-for-profit organization, was launched.

After a hard-fought battle; Howard Davis Jr. passed away on Dec. 30th, 2015 in the arms of his beloved wife – Karla Guadamuz-Davis. He left behind brothers & sisters and children including his little girl Samiha, who was only 5-years-old when Howard passed.

Today, the mission of The Howard Davis Jr. Foundation is to preserve the Howard Davis Jr. legacy.   All funds will go to create programs, scholarships and fund sporting organizations that provide a better environment for children in low-income neighborhoods; things that Howard Davis Jr. was passionated about.

The Howard Davis Jr. Foundation will also support and create athletic programs aimed for children and launch campaigns to get the word out about the state of Cancer in America.  As a strong believer in alternative methods to fight Cancer; Howard Davis Jr.’s mission during the last year of his life, was to make these medicines available to those who desperately need them.

The Howard Davis Jr. Foundation will work on the following events & remembrance tribute honors this year:

The Howard Davis Jr. Music Scholarship

The Howard Davis Jr. Boxing Club (gym will be renamed this year in Ft. Lauderdale)

The Howard Davis Jr. Alternative Way to Fight Cancer Symposium

The Howard Davis Jr. 2nd Annual Dinner Fundraiser

The Howard Davis Jr. Amateur Boxing Night of Champions Fights

The Howard Davis Jr. Foundation 5K Run/Walk

The Howard Davis Jr. US Postal Stamp

The Howard Davis Jr. Boxing Gym in Glen Cove, NY

We have a lot of work to do and we look forward on counting on your support to make the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation a success!

Howard Davis Jr. was a passionate and compassionate man; with a smile that lit up a room.

The Howard Davis Jr. Foundation…Preserving the Howard Davis Jr. Legacy!

To volunteer or to make a special donation; please email us at info@howarddavisjrfoundation.org

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Thank you to the City of Glen Cove for unveiling the Howard Davis Jr. Glen Cove Boxing Club. This special gym in Howard's hometown will serve the community and children for many years to come. ... See MoreSee Less

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It was 40-years ago that Howard Davis Jr. won the 1976 Olympic Gold Medal in Boxing. The Val Barker Trophy was awarded to him; as he was named the best fighter of the '76 Olympics in Montreal, Canada. The best moment of his life was bitter sweet, since it was just a few days before his mother Catherine passed away. Howard dedicated the Gold Medal to his beloved mother. We miss you, champion. ... See MoreSee Less

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This Friday: Celebrating the life of Howard Davis Jr. Men's Amateur Boxing Championship Fights Tonight!

July 8, 2016, 6:30pm - July 8, 2016, 9:00pm

We celebrate the life of 1976 Boxing Olympic Gold Medalist - Howard Davis Jr. this Friday during the Mens Amateur Boxing Championship Fights. When Howard Davis Jr. was diagnosed with Lung Cancer; it was a shock to himself, loved ones and fans across the globe. The 1976 Boxing Olympic Gold Medalist has lived a clean and healthy life. It was just days before his 59th birthday in February of 2015, when he was diagnosed with Stage-4 Lung Cancer. The cancer metastasized to his liver and parts of his bones. Howard and his family were devastated, worried about the future and unsure of what would be the next course of action. After weeks of research; Davis Jr. decided to combine both traditional cancer fighting methods as well as more natural forms of healing. Never one to back out of a fight; Howard Davis Jr. was motivated and encouraged to do more in order to help others facing the same scenario that changed his life. That’s when the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation, a non-for-profit organization, was launched. After a hard-fought battle; Howard Davis Jr. passed away on Dec. 30th, 2015 in the arms of his beloved wife – Karla Guadamuz-Davis. He left behind brothers & sisters and children including his little girl Samiha, who was only 5-years-old when Howard passed. Today, the mission of The Howard Davis Jr. Foundation is to preserve the Howard Davis Jr. legacy. All funds will go to create programs, scholarships and fund sporting organizations that provide a better environment for children in low-income neighborhoods; things that Howard Davis Jr. was passionated about. The Howard Davis Jr. Foundation will also support and create athletic programs aimed for children and launch campaigns to get the word out about the state of Cancer in America. As a strong believer in alternative methods to fight Cancer; Howard Davis Jr.’s mission during the last year of his life, was to make these medicines available to those who desperately need them. The Howard Davis Jr. Foundation will work on the following events & remembrance tribute honors this year: The Howard Davis Jr. Music Scholarship The Howard Davis Jr. Boxing Club (gym will be renamed this year in Ft. Lauderdale) The Howard Davis Jr. Alternative Way to Fight Cancer Symposium The Howard Davis Jr. 2nd Annual Dinner Fundraiser The Howard Davis Jr. Amateur Boxing Night of Champions Fights The Howard Davis Jr. Foundation 5K Run/Walk The Howard Davis Jr. US Postal Stamp The Howard Davis Jr. Boxing Gym in Glen Cove, NY We have a lot of work to do and we look forward on counting on your support to make the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation a success! Howard Davis Jr. was a passionate and compassionate man; with a smile that lit up a room. The Howard Davis Jr. Foundation…Preserving the Howard Davis Jr. Legacy! To volunteer or to make a special donation; please email us at info@howarddavisjrfoundation.org

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Thank you to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY. The 1976 Boxing Olympic team was present during this 40th anniversary of those amazing Olympics and Howard Davis Jr. was honored. Howard's widow Karla Guadamuz-Davis and their 6-year-old daughter - Samiha - were present to honor his legacy. ... See MoreSee Less

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Howard Davis Jr. our champion..our leader..never forget. Preserving the Howard Davis Jr. Legacy www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org ... See MoreSee Less

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We will celebrate the life of Howard Davis Jr. Friday, July 8th during the Men's Amateur Boxing Championship Fights hosted by Canino's Boxing at Ft. Lauderdale's Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. Proceeds benefit the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation. To sponsor this special event email info@howarddavisjrfoundation.org or call 786-543-1177. ... See MoreSee Less

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Howard Davis Jr. was a true master of the Sweet Science of Boxing. Here's a seminar that our beloved champion held for MMA fighters & students at John Hackleman's famed "The Pit Martial Arts." www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Here is a video of Howard Davis when he visited us at The Pit. RIP my friend ... See MoreSee Less

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Howard Davis Jr. at the New York Sports Club, where he served in the 90's as the club's Manager. Preserving the Howard Davis Jr. Legacy www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org Thank you Charles Phox for sharing these pictures with us! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wishing Samiha Davis, daughter of the late Howard Davis Jr., a happy 6th birthday today. Preserving the Howard Davis Jr. Legacy ... See MoreSee Less

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Howard Davis Jr. celebrating Olympic glory. Circa 1976. Preserving the Howard Davis Jr. Legacy. www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Last year; Howard Davis Jr. celebrated his daughter's 5th birthday in the Fight Time Promotions' cage during an MMA event. Samiha Davis turns 6 this week and knows that her daddy is still with her.

Preserving the Howard Davis Jr. Legacy.
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Please remember to continue to support the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation. Some of this year's goals include: launching of the Howard Davis Jr. music scholarship as well as to create a special US postal stamp with his image. Funding is needed to make these things happen and your support is greatly appreciated.

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Today we celebrate the life of the great Howard Davis Jr. He would have turned 60 on this 14th day of February 2016. We miss you! ... See MoreSee Less

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We will never forget the great Howard Davis Jr. Please support the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org ... See MoreSee Less

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The Miami Heat honors Howard Davis Jr. with a special jersey and treats his 5-year-old daughter Samiha and wife Karla to a great night of basketball! Thank you Miami Heat Family! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Showtime Boxing for honoring Howard Davis Jr. #wemissyou ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to the USA Boxing Team & Panther Promotions for supporting the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation and for honoring the memory of our hero! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you New York and Howard's hometown of Glen Cove. The housing authority building is now named: Howard Davis Jr. Complex. We appreciate all of the honors that our champ; Howard Davis Jr. continues to receive. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Thoughs And Prayers Are With The Family Of Howard Davis Jr In Your Time Of Grief. From All Your Friends At The Boca Raton Police Athletic League. ... See MoreSee Less

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I'll always appreciate the role model you were in the projects, in Glen Cove, in #3. I always looked up to you, since I was a young boy. Thank you John John.  ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Howard Davis Jr.'s Olympic teammate and longtime friend - Sugar Ray Leonard for the kind words. ... See MoreSee Less

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Glen Cove, NY

Saturday Jan. 16th, 2016

A Celebration of Life.. Remembering Howard Davis Jr.

11am-1pm - Boys & Girls Club 113 Glen Gove Ave

1pm-3pm - Lunch Reception The View Grill 111 Lattingtown Rd.

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Last night I attended the Memorial Service of true greatness. There was a lot of reflection on how Howard impacted my life. He was my main striking coach for 5.5 years. Even after he was no longer coaching,he would still help me and Micah at no cost. I'm so proud to have been Howard Davis Junior trained. Listening to the stories from all the speakers brought about so many other memories we shared together. I'm so grateful to his wife,Carla, for organizing such a beautiful service for all the people he touched, to pay respect.Please donate to the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation so that others may be helped and given a better chance and quality of life against the horrible disease that is Cancer. ... See MoreSee Less

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I knew John John when he would come on Kemp ave in Glen Cove and we would play box and he'd pretend like us kids got the punch that make either of us the winner. Sometimes Sugar Ray Leonard was with him. I will always remember him. ... See MoreSee Less

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Remembering Howard Davis Jr. from Downtown Ft. Lauderdale to Times Square NYC. ... See MoreSee Less

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The flags are at half staff in Howard's hometown of Glen Cove, NY. We thank the City of Glen Cove & Mayor Spinello for honoring our hero. ... See MoreSee Less

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A public memorial service honoring Howard Davis Jr. will take place this Thursday, January 7th,at 6pm at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8 Ave. Ft. Lauderdale,

In lieu of flowers we're asking for the public to make a donation to the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation at www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org
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It's with heavy hearts that we officially announce that our beloved Howard Davis Jr. passed on last night (Dec. 30th) at 9:17pm. He was surrounded by loved ones at his home and fought until the very end against Stage-4 Lung Cancer.

The 59-year-old 1976 Boxing Olympic Gold Medal great was fighting hard this past week, however, the cancer spread to his liver and it was too much for his body to handle.

"My husband was the strongest man that I've ever known and he went the way that he wanted," said his wife Karla Guadamuz-Davis. "I held him in my arms and told him how much he has meant to all of us. He heard great things in his ear before he passed. I'm so blessed that I had time to say goodbye."

Davis Jr. was also surrounded by his son Dyah "Ali" Davis, daughter Anika Davis & brother Kenny Davis.

Howard Davis Jr. will be remembered not just for what he accomplished in the ring, but out of the ring as well. He was kind, humorous, gentle & will be truly missed.

Howard's legacy will continue through his children and the many people that he touched throughout his lifetime.

In lieu of flowers the Davis family is asking for the public to make a donation to the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation at www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org

A public memorial service honoring our champ will take place Thursday, January 7th, 2016 at 6pm at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8 Ave. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304.

Rest in Peace, Champ.
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So sorry to hear he passed!! Condolences to his entire family!! He will be missed!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Rip champ john john and u will be miss and your family in prayer ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to the Miami Heat for the amazing support! Let's go HEAT!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to the Miami HEAT for spotlighting Howard Davis Jr. & his fight against cancer. www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org ... See MoreSee Less

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"One small victory at a time," - Howard Davis Jr. Donate today & help our Olympic hero continue his fight against cancer! www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Tune into Fox5 NY tonight at 5pm for a special story on Howard Davis Jr. Thank you to Ring10 for making this happen. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our hero! Go to www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org and support the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation fight against cancer. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you for coming out to the special Fight Against Cancer Fundraiser benefiting the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation. A special thank you to Carolina Ale House for their support!
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Thank you for coming out to the special Fight Against Cancer Fundraiser benefiting the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation. A special thank you to Carolina Ale House for their support! www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org

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Thank you for being a part of my life and in my pro debut. Love you brother ... See MoreSee Less

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He was a great mentor to my son, CarpeDiem Johnny, when he was boxing. He took my son under his wing and showed him everything he knew. He is a great man! Praying for him. ... See MoreSee Less

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Howard was hospitalized today as two liters of fluid were removed from his stomach. He's going to be ready to eat a lot this Wednesday at the Carolina Ale House in Weston for the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation fundraiser! Let's pray for our champ and we'll see our South Florida friends in a few days... ... See MoreSee Less

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Carolina Ale House Fight Against Cancer Fundraiser Tonight!

December 9, 2015, 6:00pm - December 9, 2015, 11:59pm

Carolina Ale House in Weston will be donating 10% of all its sales to the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation. When: Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 2015 Time: 6pm-12am Where: Carolina Ale House, 2618 Weston Road Weston, FL Join us for a night of food, fun & drinks for a great cause! We'd like to thank the Carolina Ale House for this wonderful gesture. We just need all of you to come out and support Howard Davis Jr. and his fight against cancer. Great for the entire family. Meet 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist - Howard Davis Jr., as he continues to battle Lung Cancer! www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org Questions? 786-543-1177

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A special thank you to HBO Boxing for mentioning what Howard Davis Jr. is going through. We appreciate the kind words and support from the Boxing Community. ... See MoreSee Less

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Howard is getting some TLC from the best Nurses at Advanced Medical Therapeutics! To make donations go to www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Please make your donations to the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation directly from our website.

"Lung Cancer knocked me down, but I'm not out!" - Howard Davis Jr.

www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org/donate-now/

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Thank you to all of the Fight Time Promotions' fans who came out last night to support Howard Davis Jr. Foundation fight against cancer VIP reception at JM Lexus. We appreciate all of you! ... See MoreSee Less

We'd like to say thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation VIP Cocktail Reception last night at JM Lexus. We appreciated your support! www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org

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We'd like to say thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation VIP Cocktail Reception last night at JM Lexus. We appreciated your support! www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Tonight! Tickets will be available at the door.

VIP Fight against Cancer fundraiser Cocktail Reception sponsored by JM Lexus.
Tonight, Wed. Oct. 7th, 2015
JM Lexus, New Car Showroom
5350 W. Sample Rd. Margate, FL
6pm-8pm
$50 per person includes: 2 drinks * Hors d'oeuvres, Live musical
performance by Michaela Paige, contestant on Team Blake Season 3 of NBC's The Voice * Sports Memorabilia Auction and picture with Howard Davis Jr.
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Tonight! Tickets will be available at the door.

VIP Fight against Cancer fundraiser Cocktail Reception sponsored by JM Lexus.
Tonight, Wed. Oct. 7th, 2015
JM Lexus, New Car Showroom
5350 W. Sample Rd. Margate, FL
6pm-8pm
$50 per person includes: 2 drinks * Hors d'oeuvres, Live musical
performance by Michaela Paige, contestant on Team Blake Season 3 of NBC's The Voice * Sports Memorabilia Auction and picture with Howard Davis Jr.
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Please share your pictures with us wearing the official Howard Davis Jr.
T-shirt! Get yours at www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org Thank you, Chris Benedict.
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Tonight! Meet the Legendary Howard Davis Jr.

October 7, 2015, 6:00pm - October 7, 2015, 8:00pm

Meet 1976 Olympic Boxing Legend Howard Davis Jr. for a special Fight against Cancer VIP Cocktail Reception at JM Lexus in Margate. Please purchase tickets in advance at: www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org $50 per person includes: two drinks, food and picture with Howard Davis Jr. All proceeds benefit the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation. Howard is fighting is toughest opponent after being diagnosed with Stage-4 Lung Cancer. When Howard Davis Jr. was diagnosed with Lung Cancer; it was a shock to himself, loved ones and fans across the globe. The 1976 Boxing Olympic Gold Medalist has lived a clean and healthy life. It was just days before his 59th birthday in February of 2015, when he was diagnosed with Stage-4 Lung Cancer. The cancer has metastasized to his liver and parts of his bones. Howard and his family were devastated, worried about the future and unsure of what would be the next course of action. After weeks of research; Davis Jr. decided to combine both traditional cancer fighting methods as well as more natural forms of healing. Davis Jr. told his story to the Sun-Sentinel newspaper in July of 2015 and the story of his battle made headlines worldwide. Never one to back out of a fight; Howard Davis Jr. was motivated and encouraged to do more in order to help others facing the same scenario that changed his life. That’s when the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation, a non-for-profit organization, was launched. The purpose: to help cancer patients arm themselves with another arsenal in the fight against this deadly disease. Many patients (like Howard) have chosen non-traditional methods, which aren’t covered by insurance. The battle to fight cancer becomes even more complex without financial assistance. But now, there’s a way to help others. The purpose of this event is to raise funds and assist those, who have chosen the alternative path to fight cancer. The Howard Davis Jr. Foundation was formed to be a source for education and help those, who have found themselves in a financial hardship; as they fight cancer the alternative way! "Lung Cancer knocked me down, but I'm not out!" - Howard Davis Jr.

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It has been 7-months since Howard Davis Jr. was diagnosed with Stage-4 Lung Cancer. He's getting therapy 5-days a week and fighting one day at a time! www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org ... See MoreSee Less

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I'm very thankful to Tyrone Spong & Rashad Evans for supporting Howard Davis Jr. Foundation by wearing the official 1976 Olympic t-shirt. www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Rashad Evans & Tyrone Spong sporting the official Howard Davis Jr. 1976 Olympic Boxing t-shirt. Get yours today at www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org ... See MoreSee Less

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We'd like to say a special thank you to Rashad Evans & Tyrone Spong for coming out to Fight Time 27. They were also showing their support to the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation! Thank you, gentleman. ... See MoreSee Less

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Whats up mr. Davis, this is andy samuell wortham from westbury, my father was director. of the youth center on prosspect ave. ... See MoreSee Less

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What a great event in the Bronx, New York hosted by Ring 10. Please support this amazing organization helping retired fighters. www.ring10ny.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Attention friends in NYC. Howard will be back in town for this Sunday's Ring 10 event in the Bronx. Support this amazing organization doing good things for retired fighters! Get your tickets: www.ring10ny.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Howard Davis Jr. 1976 Olympic Boxing shirts go on sale next week (Fri. Sept. 18th) during Fight Time 27 at the Magic City Casino. $40 Per shirt. Proceeds benefit the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation. For tickets to the fights visit: www.fighttimepromotions.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Ring 10 for honoring Howard Davis Jr. this coming weekend in NYC. www.ring10ny.com ... See MoreSee Less

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We'd like to thank Fighter Energy for supporting the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation. Please check them out at: www.fighterenergy.com. ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet 1976 Boxing Olympic legend - Howard Davis Jr. - on Wed. Oct. 7th as JM Lexus hosts a special Fight against Cancer fundraiser Cocktail Reception. New Car Showroom, 5350 W. Sample Rd. Margate, FL 6pm-8pm.

Purchase tickets in advance at: www.howarddavisjrfoundation.org

$50 per person includes: 2 drinks, hors d'oeuvres, live musical entertainment & picture with Howard Davis Jr.

Howard will be there signing autographs and some of his boxing memorabilia.
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Thank you to all of the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation supporters in New York and "The Space at Westbury" for the great hospitality during this week's comedy show fundraiser. Thank you, Isaacs & Baker! ... See MoreSee Less

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It was a great evening of comedy relief in Westbury, NY to benefit the Howard Davis Jr. Foundation. ... See MoreSee Less

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A pleasure to meet you and your family and an honor to perform for you. All the best - I know you're going to beat this! ... See MoreSee Less

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