Golden Boy donates $44-K for Hurricane Sandy victims
MANILA, Philippines – Golden Boy Promotions (GBP) donated $44,292 to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City, New Jersey, after their facilities sustained heavy damage brought about by Hurricane Sandy.
GBP, along with its president Oscar De La Hoya and Caesars Atlantic City, had pledged to donate $2 per ticket sold of the world championship fight between Adrien “The Problem” Broner and Antonio DeMarco, which was held Saturday at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
GBP also pledged an additional $1,000 for every knockout that occurred in the seven-fight card.
In a statement released to Boxing Scene, GBP revealed that the tally from tickets sold were $7,764, plus a $7,000 knockout bonus as all seven fights ended in stoppages.
The total of $14,764 was matched by De La Hoya and the Caesars Atlantic City, bringing the total of the donation to $44,292.
“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 and Girls Club of Atlantic City,” De La Hoya said in the statement.
“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,” he added.
New Jersey was one of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, with almost three million residents losing power in the aftermath of the super storm.
Two of the fighters, Broner and Seth Mitchell, visited one of the clubs the week before the fight and helped clean debris from the area outside of the facility.
GBP also donated fight tickets to the Boys and Girls Club.
The fight card saw Broner dominate DeMarco to win by technical knockout in the eighth round, earning the World Boxing Council lightweight belt in the process.