Don't get me wrong. The blood thirsty fans didn't show up to see two grown men play patty cake in the middle of a ring. While sportsmanship should be commended, competitiveness is more entertaining.
Many of the boxers have fought in Guns and Hoses before. Experience is always a plus. Pre-game jitters are normal for a newcomer, but for the men who on a daily basis stop crime or run into buildings that are on fire, there's nothing that will test the nerves more than a normal day on the job.
In a unique event where everyday heroes can feel the glory that star athletes feels on a primetime stage there is still a bigger purpose to turn our attention to, that is raising money for 911 Gives Hope. A charity dedicated to helping disabled kids in the Tri-State. An early estimation for attendance was 7,100. That number is expected to climb and break the attendance record at Guns & Hoses which is 7,200.