Valley businessman, Celebrity Fight Night founder Jimmy Walker stresses importance of relationships

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Monday, December 6, 2021 - 11:52am
Updated: Monday, December 6, 2021 - 1:46pm
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"It's All about Relationships: Building a Life that Matters," by Jimmy Walker.

The names from the world of entertainment include Billy Crystal, Kevin Costner and Celine Dion, and the sports legends include Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. Those well-known celebrities, and many, many more, are friends of Valley businessman Jimmy Walker and are featured in his new book, "It’s All about Relationships."

To some degree, Walker’s career may remind some of Forrest Gump. His career as an insurance salesman, passion for sports and persistence put him in connection with some of the most famous people in the world. And his warm personality made them continue to take his phone calls when he was putting on events like the long-running Celebrity Fight Night.

The Show spoke with Walker and started the conversation by asking him to explain how, even at an early age, he wouldn’t take "no" for an answer.

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