CHARITY AND CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING MEET
TONIGHT AT BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN
Golden Boy Promotions To Make Charitable Donations
As Part of Danny Garcia vs. Zab Judah Event
BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 27 - Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to announce several charitable contributions are being made in conjunction with tonight's Danny Garcia vs. Zab Judah world championship event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Three different charities will benefit from contributions made by the Golden Boy including Alex's Lemonade Stand, which is supported by top middleweight contender Danny Jacobs, Justadollarplease.org, which was founded by junior middleweight prospect Boyd Melson, and The One Fund Boston, which raises money for families affected by the tragic events that took place during the Boston Marathon on April 15.
"We are so happy to support such a wide range of charitable causes," said Oscar De La Hoya."We have such passionate, philanthropic and dedicated fighters on this card and Golden Boy Promotions not only applauds them for their efforts, but is also thrilled to join them in supporting these worthy causes.
"We would also be remised if we did not recognize the victims of the tragedy that took place at the Boston Marathon," continued De La Hoya. "As a company that promotes athletic competition, this horrible incident really hit home for us and we are happy to support an effort that supports the city of Boston and those affected by the bombing."
Top middleweight contender Danny Jacobs (24-1, 21 KO's), who will face Keenan Collins in an eight-round middleweight fight tonight at Barclays Center, overcame a battle against Osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer often found in younger patients, making it important to him to support a charity that focused on curing childhood cancers. In that vein, he organized a lemonade stand at yesterday's official weigh-in to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), which raises money to fight pediatric cancers. Jacobs invited young relatives of tonight's participants, including Danny Garcia's twin sisters, to sell lemonade at the weigh-in with all proceeds being donated to ALSF. In order to bolster the donation, Golden Boy Promotions will match the monies raised at the lemonade stand at the weigh-in and donate the funds to ALSF. Donations can be made on Jacob's personalized fundraising page at http://www.alexslemonade.org.
Junior middleweight Prospect Boyd Melson's crusade to cure paralysis resulting from spinal cord injuries is a battle that he fights every day. Melson (9-1-1, 3 KO's) donates all of the money he makes in the ring towards spinal cord injury research and his match-up against Edgar Perez tonight at Barclays Center is no exception. As it did for his fight at Barclays Center in October last year, Golden Boy Promotions has once again pledged to match Melson's fight purse and donate the funds to www.justadollarplease.org in order to help Melson and his team continue to fight for this meaningful cause.
The One Fund Boston will receive one dollar for every punch thrown by all four fighters during the SHOWTIME televised main event between Danny Garcia vs. Zab Judah and co-featured bout between Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin and Fernando Guerrero. In an effort to raise awareness of The One Fund Boston, one of the neutral corner pads used during tonight's event will bear The One Fund Boston's url (onefundboston.org) along with a Boston Strong logo.Donations can be made by visiting www.onefundboston.org.