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Litigator Hopes To Float Like A Butterfly

“Ro-Hammad Ali” dons gloves for charity

Not too many attorneys have made their way to glory in the boxing ring. Roseanne “Ro-Hammad Ali” Beovich hopes to become the first when she participates in the 10th annual Long Island Fight for Charity event on November 25 at the Hilton of Melville.

Beovich, an associate attorney at Genser, Dubow, Genser & Cona, LLP in Melville, has no formal boxing experience but “became interested in boxing because I like to try new sports and find activities that will challenge me.”

She has been learning the proper boxing fundamentals at the Glen Cove boxing club twice per week since February, but will intensify her workout soon and add another training session.

The anticipation is tantalizing for her.

“I am thrilled to learn how to box and to show the men in my firm that a woman can do it just as well as the men!”, she added.

The event is expected to draw a crowd of 1,200 people. The proceeds will benefit three separate charities. Among those is the Long Island Community Chest, a nonprofit group that provides immediate short-term financial support to individuals and families in need on Long Island. Funds will also be provided to Family Residences and Essential Enterprises (FREE), which offers services to people with mental illness, brain injuries and developmental disabilities, as well as The Genesis School, a Plainview organization that works with children who have autism.