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Mayweather Covers Golden Gloves Bill

Las Vegas, NV - Boxer and entertainer Floyd Mayweather is giving back to the sport that launched him to superstardom. Mayweather recently announced that he will pay the projected operating budget for the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions taking place in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan from May 5 through May 10. The tournament is being hosted by Michigan Golden Gloves, the non-profit organization through which Mayweather took his first steps to launching what is now recognized as one of the most highly decorated careers in the sport of boxing. Mayweather, who plans to attend the tournament's opening ceremonies on May 4, is ecstatic about helping out.

"This is an opportunity to recognize the organization that got my career started," said Mayweather. "If there is anything worth putting my money towards it is the Michigan Golden Gloves, who have been helping kids excel in the sport of boxing for years. I truly believe and hope there is a kid out there can be as good, if not better than, me."

Mayweather's manager Leonard Ellerbe flew to Grand Rapids today and presented the West Michigan Sports Commission with a Mayweather Promotions check for $140,000—the entire operating budget for this year's tournament—during a lunchtime ceremony held in downtown Grand Rapids.

"Floyd wanted to financially support the program he started his amateur boxing career with and acknowledge their long-standing and deep commitment to young fighters throughout the state looking to find a career in the sport," said Ellerbe. "He feels he is in the position he is in today because of the Golden Gloves Tournament and his amateur success in the Michigan boxing program."

In addition to covering the cost of the event, Mayweather's generosity will now make it possible for Tournament officials to extend gratuitous tickets to under-privileged kids in the area, who would have been unable to pay to watch the three-day event.

"Floyd is our Oprah Winfrey, our "Big Give", and we are in awe of his financial commitment to the tournament," said Dave Packer, Executive Director of Michigan Golden Gloves. "Not only can we give some deserving kids tickets to attend, but his generosity will enable us to take the proceeds from the tournament and continue our work with amateur fighters in the State who could end up having a career path similar to his."

Before become boxing's pound-for-pound best, Mayweather won three national Golden Gloves Tournaments in three weight-classes in the only three years he competed in the tournament—1993, 1994, and 1996. His path to national success started when he was 16, when he won his first Golden Gloves Tournament in Little Rock, AR. During the three years he competed, never lost a single bout.

The Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions, taking place at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, is an annual event that crowns the best amateur boxers from around the country. The tournament is held at a different location each year and is open to all non-professional boxers age 16 and over. Notable winners of the national tournament have included Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Mayweather's schedule next opponent Oscar de la Hoya.

The Tournament of Champions is controlled by the Golden Gloves Association of America, Inc. and is planned, promoted and directed by Golden Gloves Charities. Winners from the regional Golden Gloves tournaments go on to compete in the annual national competition, the Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions.


Go ahead mayhaters, try to insult floyd on this, this truly does help boxing
 

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This is a great deed on his part. Only a fool would badmouth him for it.
 

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This is a touch of class from pbf. ;)
 

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Serious charity right there. Can't knock him on that or even come up with one smart ass comment. Damn.
 

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hes not a bad guy at all...he plays a villain on tv...hes a marketing genius...hes got top notch SKILLS...and he gives back to his community..
 

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Mayweather Covers Golden Gloves Bill

Las Vegas, NV - Boxer and entertainer Floyd Mayweather is giving back to the sport that launched him to superstardom. Mayweather recently announced that he will pay the projected operating budget for the National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions taking place in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan from May 5 through May 10. The tournament is being hosted by Michigan Golden Gloves, the non-profit organization through which Mayweather took his first steps to launching what is now recognized as one of the most highly decorated careers in the sport of boxing. Mayweather, who plans to attend the tournament's opening ceremonies on May 4, is ecstatic about helping out.

"This is an opportunity to recognize the organization that got my career started," said Mayweather. "If there is anything worth putting my money towards it is the Michigan Golden Gloves, who have been helping kids excel in the sport of boxing for years. I truly believe and hope there is a kid out there can be as good, if not better than, me."

Mayweather's manager Leonard Ellerbe flew to Grand Rapids today and presented the West Michigan Sports Commission with a Mayweather Promotions check for $140,000—the entire operating budget for this year's tournament—during a lunchtime ceremony held in downtown Grand Rapids.

"Floyd wanted to financially support the program he started his amateur boxing career with and acknowledge their long-standing and deep commitment to young fighters throughout the state looking to find a career in the sport," said Ellerbe. "He feels he is in the position he is in today because of the Golden Gloves Tournament and his amateur success in the Michigan boxing program."

In addition to covering the cost of the event, Mayweather's generosity will now make it possible for Tournament officials to extend gratuitous tickets to under-privileged kids in the area, who would have been unable to pay to watch the three-day event.

"Floyd is our Oprah Winfrey, our "Big Give", and we are in awe of his financial commitment to the tournament," said Dave Packer, Executive Director of Michigan Golden Gloves. "Not only can we give some deserving kids tickets to attend, but his generosity will enable us to take the proceeds from the tournament and continue our work with amateur fighters in the State who could end up having a career path similar to his."

Before become boxing's pound-for-pound best, Mayweather won three national Golden Gloves Tournaments in three weight-classes in the only three years he competed in the tournament—1993, 1994, and 1996. His path to national success started when he was 16, when he won his first Golden Gloves Tournament in Little Rock, AR. During the three years he competed, never lost a single bout.

The Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions, taking place at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, is an annual event that crowns the best amateur boxers from around the country. The tournament is held at a different location each year and is open to all non-professional boxers age 16 and over. Notable winners of the national tournament have included Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Mayweather's schedule next opponent Oscar de la Hoya.

The Tournament of Champions is controlled by the Golden Gloves Association of America, Inc. and is planned, promoted and directed by Golden Gloves Charities. Winners from the regional Golden Gloves tournaments go on to compete in the annual national competition, the Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions.


Go ahead mayhaters, try to insult floyd on this, this truly does help boxing
Kudos to Floyd Mayweather that was indeed generous The GG is a great organization has helped many many kids.
 

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come on man! will a real may-hater please stand up and do what you do best! i know you're out there chomping at the bit:laugh:
I'm not a May hater Digga I just dont worship him like many here do.
What he did for the GG was great I applaud him
 

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Your are defined as a mayhater cj. But I'm glad you applaud his generosity instead of looking down on it. :thumbsup:
 

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Your are defined as a mayhater cj. But I'm glad you applaud his generosity instead of looking down on it. :thumbsup:
So because I dont Idolise him and worship him I'm automatically a hater huh ?? That dont seem quite fair
 

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This is an obvious publicity stunt to gain compassion amongst those in the boxing world. He knows that without doing something like this, the real boxing fans (not the casual ingnoramous' that tune in to watch one mega-match a year) of boxing will not support his selfish actions in taking a fight with De La Hoya and joining the WWE organization.

After all, what's US $140,000.00 to "Money May". He didn't even go to present the check. He sent his tool, Ellerbe to go do it. LMFAO at all you groupies.

I see through this coward. He has been ducking Cotto ever since he saw what Cotto could do against Victoriano Sosa. Mayweather can't run for long because the drums are beating for the two true warriors in the WW division, Margarito and Cotto.
 

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This is an obvious publicity stunt to gain compassion amongst those in the boxing world. He knows that without doing something like this, the real boxing fans (not the casual ingnoramous' that tune in to watch one mega-match a year) of boxing will not support his selfish actions in taking a fight with De La Hoya and joining the WWE organization.

After all, what's US $140,000.00 to "Money May". He didn't even go to present the check. He sent his tool, Ellerbe to go do it. LMFAO at all you groupies.

I see through this coward. He has been ducking Cotto ever since he saw what Cotto could do against Victoriano Sosa. Mayweather can't run for long because the drums are beating for the two true warriors in the WW division, Margarito and Cotto.

Someone looked up sarcasm in the dictionary today! :D
 

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Very nice doc. No cj, it has nothing to do with the fact that you dont worship him. There are many timse when the man makes me extremely upset. Its very hard to be a mayweather fan at times. But if anyone is a mayweather hater its you. Its nothing personal or bad. Thats just what we call guys like you.
 

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This is a touch of class from pbf. ;)
I Been Saying He's Charitable For Weeks, He Gives More Than Any Other Man In Boxing, What You See On TV Is Him Living His Life Which He Has The Right To. Yet You've Still Ignored What I've Said And Found Reasons To Hate On Him.
 

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This is an obvious publicity stunt to gain compassion amongst those in the boxing world. He knows that without doing something like this, the real boxing fans (not the casual ingnoramous' that tune in to watch one mega-match a year) of boxing will not support his selfish actions in taking a fight with De La Hoya and joining the WWE organization.

After all, what's US $140,000.00 to "Money May". He didn't even go to present the check. He sent his tool, Ellerbe to go do it. LMFAO at all you groupies.

I see through this coward. He has been ducking Cotto ever since he saw what Cotto could do against Victoriano Sosa. Mayweather can't run for long because the drums are beating for the two true warriors in the WW division, Margarito and Cotto.
hahahaha! great post, doc! show them may-haters how it's done:D
 
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