Stepping up to fight against domestic violence plus a Daily News Golden Gloves Week Five Reminder
For the uninitiated, the sport of boxing has become associated with violence of all kinds including domestic violence against women. Boxers know that contrary to its reputation, the discipline and work ethic associated with the sport often curtails the kind of personal explosive outbursts of violence that have come to be associated with it.
That’s not to say that all boxers are necessarily non-violent, but it does mean that boxers are for the most part practitioners of the art of the sweet violence and abhor violence outside of the ring. The exceptions are heartbreaking and the suicide of Venezuelan boxer Edwin Valero last April after confessing to murdering his wife is no exception.
Enter Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez to take on the cause of domestic violence against women. Martinez (46-2-2, 25 KO) who is fighting @ Foxwoods on March 12th in his much anticipated HBO main event fight against Sergei Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KO) used the opportunity of his recent press conference to talk again about the cause he took up in the wake of the Valero suicide saying, “violence against women is simply unacceptable.” Bleacher Report has a piece about his efforts here.
84th Annual Daily News 2011 Golden Gloves Week Five reminder!
2/15/2011 – Red Hook Center, 110 West 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
2/16/2011- Hempstead Kennedy Memorial Park, 335 Greenwich Street, Hempstead, NY 11550
2/17/2011 – Elmcor Recreation Center, 33-16 108th Street, Corona, NY 11368
2/18/2011 – St. Raymond’s High School, 2151 Saint Raymond’s Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462
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I think it’s good that he’s doing this. I just hope that more than just the “choir” is listening.