"The Fighter" in Town for Belfast-Beltway Boxing

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    "Irish" Mickey Ward, whose boxing career was made famous in last year's Oscar winning film "the Fighter," will be hanging out in Northwest D.C. Saturday evening.

    Ward is in town for a charity boxing event that pairs off DMV pugilists with opponents from Ireland.

    The event is called the Belfast-Beltway Boxing Classic.  The series of ten amateur bouts raises money for boxing associations that work with at-risk youth on both sides of the Atlantic.  The charity organization that hosts the events contributes money both to training programs and equipment.

    The Belfast-Beltway Classic has taken place annually since 2008. This year, the fighters will be facing off at the Westin Hotel in northwest Washington.

    Cocktails will be served at 7 p.m., and then the fists will start flying at 8:30 p.m.

    For information on tickets, click here.