Klitschko/Ibragimov: Alexa Ray Joel To Perform National Anthem

If there’s one surname synonymous with New York and music, it’s “Joel”. So it’s fitting that on the biggest night in boxing in the sport’s Mecca, Madison Square Garden, rising star Alexa Ray Joel will sing the National Anthem before the world heavyweight title unification bout between WBO Champion Sultan Ibragimov and IBF Champion Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday, February 23rd..

"Having Alexa Ray is a great addition to this historic event at the Garden," said Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions.

“It’s a great honor to have Alexa Ray Joel performing the National Anthem before the biggest heavyweight boxing event of the year,” said Leon Margules, Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing. “This young lady has amazing talent and if you know her bloodline, you’ll get an indication of just how good she is.”

The daughter of the legendary Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley, Alexa Ray Joel has made a name for herself in the music world with an amazing mix of musicianship, songwriting, and unique vocal stylings. Already a touring veteran, Ms. Joel released her first EP, “Sketches” to critical acclaim in 2006, and is currently working on her first full-length release.

Klitschko vs Ibragimov, a 12 round heavyweight title unification bout, headlines a historic night of boxing presented by K2 Promotions and Seminole Warriors Boxing and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

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Article posted on 17.02.2008

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