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Golden Boy to help hurricane victims

In this file photo, Hall of Fame fighter

In this file photo, Hall of Fame fighter Oscar De La Hoya announces his decision to retire as a professional boxer during a news conference in Los Angeles. (April 14, 2009) Credit: Associated Press

Every professional sport has seemingly committed itself to helping to those effected by Hurricane Sandy. Boxing is no exception as Golden Boy Promotions has pledged to donate funds to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City, whose main buildings suffered extensive damage.

Golden Boy will donate two dollars for every ticket sold and $1,000 per knockout registered during the Adrien Broner – Antonio DeMarco card on Saturday night. Oscar De La Hoya and Caesars Atlantic City will match those donations.

Golden Boy Promotions will also donate tickets to the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City and fighters Adrien Broner and Seth Mitchell will visit one of the clubs on Wednesday during fight week.

"We are hoping that the Broner vs. DeMarco fight will afford people the opportunity to forget their worries for an evening and enjoy this great night of boxing," said Richard Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Boy Promotions. "At the same time we understand the severity of the situation and would be remiss not to make a donation to help those directly effected by this terrible storm. With Oscar and Caesars Atlantic City providing matching donations, we feel very positive that our collective donation will help to make a difference."

As for the card, the undefeated Broner will take on DeMarco for his WBC Lighweight World Championship at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City live on HBO World Championship Boxing at 10 p.m.

Heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Jonathan Banks will fight for Mitchell’s NABO title and the vacant WBC International Heavyweight title in the co-main event.

New York Sports