King's Promotions is deeply saddened at the passing of Desmond Hammond of Reading, Pennsylvania who passed away on Monday morning at the tragically young age of 35. He was at his home and surrounded by his family. Hammond was the Director of Operations for King's Promotions for the better part of the last three years. He was the nephew of King's Promotions CEO Marshall Kauffman. "This is such a sad day for my family and for everyone who knew Desmond," said Kauffman.
Boxingtalk adds it condolences to the friends and family of Desmond Hammond.
Kauffman continued, "Desmond was like a son to me. He is my sister's son, and he is basically the same age as my children so we are extremely close. Desmond came to boxing just a few years ago and he picked up the business so fast. We have run more shows then anybody in the country, and they all have come off so smoothly. That was because of Desmond. He was on top of every detail, which made the events go off without a hitch. But most of all he was very selfless and caring. He was always there for someone in need. He was a great young man, who was very smart, and he was always joking. It was such an honor for me to have him on board with King's Promotions. He was such a special person who was loved and will be missed so much."
Besides Kauffman and his family, Hammond is survived by his mother Sheri Clark, sisters Lynchel Hammond and Raven Hammond, brother Steven Brandon, his daughter Dayana, newborn son Donovan and his girlfriend Alisha.
A viewing will be held next Monday, November 20th between 9 am and 11 am at St. John Baptist Church, 436 South 7th Street, Reading, PA 19602.