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Monday, November 19, 2012
Knockouts help hurricane relief

By Dan Rafael

Adrien Broner and Seth Mitchell
Adrien Broner and Seth Mitchell were part of Golden Boy's push to assist in hurricane relief efforts.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Thanks to each of the seven fights on Saturday night's Golden Boy Promotions card at Boardwalk Hall ending in a knockout, Golden Boy, company president Oscar De La Hoya and Caesars Atlantic City will donate $44,292 to the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City, whose facilities sustained considerable damage during Hurricane Sandy.

Golden Boy pledged to donate $2 per ticket sold and $1,000 per knockout scored during the seven-bout card headlined by Adrien Broner's eighth-round knockout of Antonio DeMarco in a lightweight title bout.

The tally from tickets sold was $7,764 and $7,000 for knockouts scored. That total of $14,764 was matched by De La Hoya and Caesars Atlantic City, bringing the total donation to $44,292.

Golden Boy also donated fight tickets to the organization, and Broner and heavyweight Seth Mitchell, who lost in a major upset to Johnathon Banks, visited one of the clubs on Wednesday to meet with kids and help clean up Hurricane Sandy-strewn debris from the grounds outside the facility. Several of the area facilities were heavily damaged during the storm, forcing closures that directly affected underserved youth and their family members who rely on the club.

"We are extremely happy that we were not only able to host the fight in Atlantic City and give people a great night of entertainment, but that we were able to raise the monies to make such a large contribution to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Atlantic City," De La Hoya said. "It is so gratifying for all of us at Golden Boy to be able to help this area recover from the impact of this destructive storm."