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Sergio Martinez To Help Those Affected By La Plata Tragedy

New York, NY / Buenos Aires, Argentina - Last week, tragedy struck the country of Argentina when torrential rains caused heavy flooding in La Plata, the low-lying capital and province of Buenos Aires.

Middleweight kingpin Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez was devastated upon hearing the news of the flooding that, as of last week, had claimed the lives of at least 50 people and left thousands without power.  Martinez will be defending his WBC middleweight crown on April 27in his much-anticipated 'Homecoming' against England's undefeated interim WBA middleweight champion Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KO's) at the country's famed 50,000-seat Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, in Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina. HBO will provide live coverage of the bout beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

"I want to send my deepest condolences and all of my sympathy to the people of Buenos Aires.  What has happened there is terrible," said Martinez.

In an attempt to lend a helping hand, Martinez, along with the organizers of the April 27 event, will be donating $100,000 to Caritas La Plata.

"Along with the organizers of my fight, we have decided to donate $100,000 to Caritas La Plata to help assist the families that were affected by this tragedy.  Do not stand in front of your TV watching and regretting what has happened. Stand up and donate what you can."

Below is the website with information to make a donation.

http://www.caritaslaplata.org.ar/
 

The Martinez-Murray world championship telecast, which begins at 8:30 p.m ET/PT, will be produced and distributed live by HBO. Follow HBO Boxing news at www.hbo.com and at www.facebook.com/hboboxing . Use the hashtag #MartinezMurray to join the conversation on Twitter.  For constant updates on the fight, including videos, pictures and articles, visit www.dbe1.com , www.hbo.com or www.maravillavsmurray.com .

A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase through www.tuentrada.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jloro on 04-08-2013

He's becoming like their national Hero lol Like Pacquiao and the philippines

Comment by Public_Enemy on 04-08-2013

Kudos to Sergio. I always like to hear this kind of news. Here's a champion that boxing can be proud of in and out of the ring.

Comment by mathed on 04-08-2013

Like him or hate him, Sergio is a top-notch dude, true ambassador of the sport.

Comment by Nyboxfan1 on 04-08-2013

Good for Sergio. More boxers should do the same when tragedy arises. Maybe Mayweather would donate to combat domestic abuse. No wait he would rather gamble that money on basketball games that he has no clue what's going on in…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 04-08-2013

[quote=New England] Quote: Originally Posted by Taaj Manzoor Martinez is a gentleman and a scholar, he is an inspiration to all that follow him. doesn't it feel good to post something related to boxing, and not related to penises? [/quote]…

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