Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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]…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Daily Bread Mailbag: Lara-Hurd, Canelo-Golovkin, Khan, More Brook: First Rabchenko, Then July or August Fight, Then Khan! Dooley Noted: Diminishing of Anthony Small - Faces Terror Charge Horn's Promoter: We're Chasing Global Glory, Mundine Can Wait Wilder's Coach Gives Joshua The Edge Over Parker, Explains Why Video: Malignaggi Talks Spence, Joshua-Parker, Canelo, More Dana White Discusses Mayweather, McGregor, Showtime, More Roy Jones Jr. vs. Scott Sigmon is Finalized For February 8 Has Manny Pacquiao Finally Become The Opponent? Horn's Promoter Warns: Crawford Will Regret Moving Up To 147! Beterbiev Looks Forward To Kovalev Bout, Denies Rejecting Him Video: Errol Spence Talks Peterson, Welterweight Division Video: Freddie Roach Talks Pacquiao-Lomachenko, Crawford Arum: Lomachenko's Father Must Approve 140 For Pacquiao Bout Crawford-Horn, Pacquiao-TBA is Fully Ruled Out For Las Vegas Gvozdyk vs. Amar For WBC Interim-Title on March 17, ESPN Lomachenko Voted in as BWAA 2017 "Fighter of The Year" Fortuna Fails to Make Weight Again; Easter's Title Not at Stake Photos: Browne vs. Ntetu, Kownacki vs. Kiladze - Official Weights Mikey Garcia vs. Sergey Lipinets Rescheduled To March 10 Photos: Robert Easter, Javier Fortuna - Ready For Fireworks Battle Photos: Errol Spence, Lamont Peterson - Ready For Barclays War O'Sullivan Hopes For Jacobs, Confident He'll KO Eubank in Rematch Murray Ready For Saunders: I Have One Legit Loss at 160 - GGG Jose Ramirez, Amir Imam Deal Reached Before Purse Bid Fortuna Blames Weather for Missing Weight for Easter Fight Hearn: If Tyson Fury Wants Joshua in The Summer - No Problem Ohara Davies Inks Pact With MTK, Very Apologetic Over Mishaps Horn's Promoter: I Hope Teddy Atlas NEVER Gets New Job On-Air! LIVE STREAM: Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson Official Weigh-In Kell Brook Eyes Khan, Hopes To Make Big Splash at 154-Pounds Paul Butler Back On Okolie vs. Chamberlain Card, Feb 3 In London Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray on April 14, O2 Arena Tyson Fury To Regain His License To Box From BBBoC Jamal James Reflects on KO of Chaves, Open To Face Jessie Vargas Easter: Lomachenko Wouldn't Beat Me; Don’t Think It'll Happen Spence: Thurman, Garcia, Porter Wouldn't Answer Call to Fight Me Browne: Whyte is Like Mundine - Sh*t Talks His Way Into Fights! Josh Taylor: I Think Humberto Soto is Tougher Fight Than Vazquez Gorman Feels Dubois Fight is "Bound To Happen Down The Line"
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement