Current and former PBC World Champions help out their local communities with food giveaways.
Current and former world champions gave back in a big way to their local communities this Thanksgiving.
Andre Berto, Anthony Dirrell, Gervonta Davis, Tony Harrison, Abner Mares, Caleb Plant and Robert Guerrero all participated in Thanksgiving food drives.
Berto hosts annual Turkey Bowl in Winterhaven
Former welterweight world champion Andre Berto hosted his annual Turkey Bowl Weekend in Winterhaven, Florida — which included a 200-turkey giveaway on Wednesday, November 27, and a celebrity softball game with former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady.
Dirrell helps out hometown of Flint
Former super middleweight world champion Anthony Dirrell held his third-annual Dirrell Chance Foundation Turkey Giveaway in his native Flint, Michigan on Tuesday, November 26.
“I just want to do something for the people of Flint that are less fortunate,” Dirrell said. “It’s the season of gving and I just want to give back.”
Davis gives back to Baltimore
Former two-time super featherweight champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis held a turkey giveaway in his hometown of Baltimore on Sunday, November 24.
“We all go through tough times. It’s important to me that the less fortunate get to enjoy the holidays as well,” said Davis, who faces former unified world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa December 28 on SHOWTIME.
Harrison gives back with grocery giveaway in Detroit
WBC Super Welterweight Champion and Detroit-native Tony "Superbad" Harrison spent time giving back to his hometown this week, holding a grocery giveaway at his gym.
"I know where I come from and the neighborhood that we're giving back to," said Harrison, who rematches Jermell Charlo December 21 on FOX. "They need a little help, and we're just trying to give these people the opportunity to fight another day. It's a 12-round battle every day in this community, so whatever we can do to help them fight one more day is what I'll do."
Mares assists schools in LA
Former three-division world champion Abner Mares handed out more than 300 turkeys to 27 different schools in the city of South Gate in Los Angeles County, California last week.
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Plant provides turkeys for hometown of Ashland City
IBF super middleweight champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant passed out turkeys in his hometown of Ashland City, Tennessee on Wednesday, November 27.
“I know there’s some tough times going on in the community, and I was a part of that at one time, and I don’t want to be someone who forgets where he came from, and I don’t want to be someone who forgets to pay it forward once they get in a position where they can give back,” Plant said.
Guerrero gives back to Gilroy
Former multiple-division world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero and his team held a turkey giveaway in his hometown of Gilroy, California on Monday, November 25.
"My wife Casey and I, along with our family and friends that make up Team Guerrero, had a great time giving away some turkeys for thanksgiving," Guerrero said. "The event was a major success as we gave away 300 turkeys to families that were in need. To see the smiles on everyone's faces was amazing. I want to thank my team and everyone who helped out for their time and support. God bless and Happy Thanksgiving to all."
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“My wife Casey and I, along with our family and friends that make up Team Guerrero, had a great time giving away some turkeys for thanksgiving," said Robert Guerrero. "The event was a major success as we gave away 300 turkeys to families that were in need. To see the smiles on everyone's faces was amazing. I want to thank my team and everyone who helped out for their time and support. God bless and Happy Thanksgiving to all."