Mir­a­cles Can Hap­pen


Hong Kong Tatler - - Faces Soiree -

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

Si­mon Ho

Alan Chan, Ron­ald Kwok, Fer­gus Fung and Xuan Mu

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