Notre Dame's first ever professional boxing match a success
Notre Dame, Ind. - Notre Dame graduate, Mike Lee, makes history after fighting in the main event of the first ever professional boxing match held on Notre Dame's campus.
Tonight was not just about fighting like a champion for fighter Mike Lee, it was also about giving back to the community.
The boxing sensation and 2009 Notre Dame alumni held the event to help two local South Bend organizations, both of which the Notre Dame family holds dear to its heart.
The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation was one of the two causes to benefit for tonight's fund raising event. Ara Parseghian, The notorious former Notre Dame football coach, found the organization to find a cure for Niemann-pick disease, Type C, after three of his grandchildren died from the disease.
The Robinson Community Learning Center was given a generous donation for there continued work educating Michiana youth. Tonight's event marked the first time the10-year-old organization, who has worked alongside Notre Dame students to provide one-on-one tutoring to young kids, has ever been recognized in the community this way.
Both organizations were presented with a 100-thousand dollar check to split during the boxing event. All the proceeds from the event's ticket and merchandise sales went to the organizations.
After the organizations were presented with the donations, Mike Lee went toe to toe with Jacobs Stiers in a competitive 4-round match up. However, in the end Mike Lee came out victorious, winning his Notre Dame boxing debut 38-34.