With silver trays strewn with $100 bills and cigars, fire-eaters and more scotch than you can shake a boxing glove at, the annual “Fight Night” benefit is one of Washington’s most male-oriented fundraisers.

The Nov. 13, 2014 event transformed the Washington Hilton ballroom into a cigar smoke and politician-filled boxing extravaganza to raise money for Fight for Children and other local charities that deliver education and health-care services to Washington, D.C. children.


Don Mouton prepares to fight at the annual “Fight Night” benefit at the Washington Hilton ballroom Nov. 13. (Kate Warren/ The Washington Post)

Pre-dinner live entertainment at the annual “Fight Night” benefit on Nov. 13 included acrobats and fire-breathing as a dramatic start to the evening. (Kate Warren/The Washington Post)

Tina Brown doles out champagne to Lance Corp. Reid Norfolk and other guests during the “Fight Night” benefit cocktail hour at the Washington Hilton on Nov. 13 (Kate Warren/The Washington Post)

Fight for Children CEO and President Michela English, Lupus Therapeutics President and CEO Albert Roy, DC Agenda President Skip McKoy, and NTELX Chairman and CEO Rob Quartel chat in the VIP lounge at the annual “Fight Night” benefit on Nov. 13, 2014. (Kate Warren/The Washington Post)

Joe Apa gets a feel for a new Maserati as the Washington Wizards cheerleaders chat nearby at the “Fight Night” benefit on Nov. 13, 2014. (Kate Warren/The Washington Post)

Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser laughs with business leaders at the annual “Fight Night” benefit on Nov. 13, 2014. The event raises money for health care and education for D.C. area children. (Kate Warren/The Washington Post)

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