MARTINEZ MAKES DONATION TO HELP FLOODED OUT COUNTRYMENT
Press Release: Last week, tragedy struck Sergio Martinez's home country of Argentina when torrential rains caused heavy flooding in La Plata, the low-lying capital and province of Buenos Aires. The world middleweight champion 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 championship on April 27th against England's undefeated Martin Murray 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 27th 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." If you wish to make a donation, go to: http://www.caritaslaplata.org.ar/.