Miracles Can Happen
SPORTS FOR HOPE FOUNDATION CHARITY BOXING TOURNAMENT
Emblazoned across the back of Nissim Tse’s outfit was “The Miracle by God.” Though it could have seemed narcissistic in another context, it was all in the name of charity at the Sports for Hope Foundation’s white-collar charity boxing tournament, Phenomenal: A Night to Fight For. Nissim’s wife, Sharie RossTse, was quick to point out that the name Nissim means “the miracle” in Hebrew and that the ensemble was designed specially for him by his friend Douglas Young, the founder of Goods of Desire, better known as G.O.D.
A trio of instructors from Belinda Koo’s indoor cycling studio, XYZ, kicked off the night with a dynamic performance, setting an energetic tone before the dinner service began. The guests were treated to six rounds of boxing pitting professional against professional and amateur against amateur. Alan Chan’s wife, Michelle, was fiercely barracking from the sidelines as her husband defeated Charlie Temple, co-founder of Central’s Topfit gym.
The climax of the drama in the ring was the grand entrance of Nissim “The Miracle” and his bout against 20-year-old Filipino boxer Hermes David, who resembled a young Manny Pacquiao. Nissim proved to be a strong fighter, scoring with some sharp uppercuts and defending himself well, but he ultimately succumbed to his much younger opponent, an up-and-coming amateur boxer. However, Nissim emerged from the ring beaming like a winner as the crowd roared approval.
Daisy Ting and Kevin Chau Nissim Tse and Marie Christine-lee Louey Troy Daniel, Benjamin Lau, Amanda Loke and Douglas Young
Alan Chan, Ronald Kwok, Fergus Fung and Xuan Mu