TLC’s Cake Boss on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights

ESPN’s Friday Night Fights features a “Fight Plan” segment each week prior to the main event where analyst Teddy Atlas shows what each fighter must do to win, using a generic “body” to illustrate fighter strategies. This Friday, Atlas will show his “Fight Plan” using “The Cake Boss” (Buddy Valastro) of TLC fame.

Buddy Valastro & Teddy Atlas at Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, N.J.  (photo credit: Scott Katz/ESPN)

BACKGROUND: Atlas & Valastro met at the annual Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation dinner at which Valastro has donated silent auction gifts. Details on Foundation below.

The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation is a New York-based 501(c)(3) community service organization that provides financial, legal and emotional support to individuals and organizations in need, and focuses particularly on the needs of children.  It was founded in 1997 by boxing trainer and commentator, Teddy Atlas, in order to honor the memory of his father.  In the spirit of Dr. Atlas, who provided free medical care to those who could not afford it and made house calls to give personal care to his patients until he was 80 years old, the Foundation has attempted since its inception to ease the burden of the less fortunate among us.  And it accomplishes this in a very human way, in a way which preserves the dignity of the people it helps.

“The Cake Boss” (Buddy Valastro) with Teddy Atlas