Help Haiti: Buy Boxing Tickets!

Well, not just any boxing tickets, and there are plenty of other ways to make sure your donations are more direct.

Still, we appreciate any efforts to have boxing aid a good cause, so it was nice to see that Top Rank will donate $1 from every ticket to Haiti relief efforts for the rest of 2010. Say what you want about Bob Arum, but that's a very postive gesture.

The initiative will start tonight with the Juan Manuel Lopez-Steven Luevano and Yuriorkis Gamboa-Rogers Mtagwa card from Madison Square Garden. And while $1 per ticket may not sound like a whole lot, the AP piece points out that Manny Pacquiao is a Top Rank fighter and the company has its new deal with Fox Sports Net in place, so there are plenty of bouts that will end up contributing to the pot.

Arum was quoted saying he hopes other promoters will follow suit, and it would be nice to see Golden Boy Promotions do something similar. Meanwhile, if you were on the fence about attending some live boxing this year, consider this one extra reason to check out the Top Rank show near you.

Posted by The Franchise

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