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Leon Spinks and other Boxing Legends Honored at Raiding The Rock Vault ‘Night Of The Champion’

August 25, 2013 by  



Tracii Guns, Leon Spinks and Paul Shortino
World-champion boxers came together at Raiding The Rock Vault, Saturday, August 17 at LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, for a very special “Night of the Champion,” honoring Leon Spinks (Pictured: Tracii Guns, Leon Spinks and Paul Shortino – Photo credit: Raiding The Rock Vault)

Among the guests were Sugar Ray Leonard, “Raging Bull” Jake LaMotta, John H. Stracey, Michael Spinks, Earnie Shavers, Tony “The Tiger” Lopez, James “Quick” Tillis, Danny Lopez, Joe Cortez, Zab Judah and Richard Steele.

Leon Spinks and John Payne

Leon Spinks and John Payne

Photo credit: Raiding The Rock Vault.

Hosted at LVH, the location where Leon Spinks famously defeated Muhammad Ali for the undisputed heavyweight championship in 1978, “Night of the Champion” kicked off with a daytime autograph-signing session at LVH Race & Sports Book.

John Payne and John H. Stracey

John Payne and John H. Stracey

Photo credit: Raiding The Rock Vault.

Boxers and rockers then headed to SpaceQuest Bar for a private party celebrating Spinks’ 60th birthday, where they mingled, enjoyed food and drinks, and presented the boxing legend with a birthday cake, which he cut with a sword like a champion.

Danny Lopez and John Payne

Danny Lopez and John Payne

Photo credit: Raiding The Rock Vault.

After the reception, guests attended Raiding The Rock Vault, where creator, director and producer John Payne brought each of the boxing champions on stage and dedicated Queen’s iconic “We Are the Champions” in their honor. Spinks was presented with a guitar autographed by his fellow boxers and the night ended with multiple standing-ovations from an awestruck audience.

Proceeds from tickets will go to The Richard Steele Foundation & Boxing Club, which helps youth and families thrive through education, intervention, leadership initiatives and community outreach, as well as New Vista, an organization dedicated to developing programs to meet the needs of intellectually challenged individuals.

Brenda and Leon Spinks

Brenda and Leon Spinks

Photo credit: Raiding The Rock Vault.

The story of classic rock comes to life with Raiding The Rock Vault. Boasting the ultimate set list, the show takes audiences on a magical musical journey, traversing the genre’s history from the ‘60s through the ‘80s.

Raiding The Rock Vault features classic anthems from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, the Eagles, Queen, Van Halen, AC/DC, Journey, Free, Bryan Adams, Supertramp, Toto, Deep Purple, and more, truly boasting “The Greatest Set List Ever.”

The show’s all-star lineup includes Howard Leese [Guitar] (Heart), Tracii Guns [Guitar] (LA Guns, Guns n’ Roses), Robin McAuley [Lead Vocals] (MSG, Survivor), John Payne [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Asia), Paul Shortino [Lead Vocals] (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Jay Schellen [Drums] (Badfinger, Asia), Andrew Freeman [Lead Vocals and Guitars] (Lynch Mob, The Offspring), and Michael T. Ross [Keyboards] (Lita Ford, Hardline).

Ticket prices for Raiding The Rock Vault range from $49 to $125 (plus fees) for a special Rock Star Package (which includes tickets in first five rows, t-shirt, concert program, album, meet-and-greet and VIP pass). Special discount tickets for $39 are available for locals. For an up-to-date schedule or to purchase tickets, visit the LVH box office or log onto thelvh.com, vegas.com, or ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.

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