Boxers Giving Back

Photo: Teddy Blackburn

Before facing off against each other, Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz spoke to a group of high school students Wednesday in a special event at The Armory on the Hudson in New York City. The two fighters addressed the value of staying in shape and the importance of dealing with family challenges before taking questions from the gathering of neighborhood kids. Last night, Berto joined a group of forty children, coaches, and parents from Middletown, Connecticut’s Champions of Life boxing program. "There is never a wrong time to give back and show support for adolescents who need it, even during fight week," Berto says. "The kids I met today want to be world champions, and I look forward to giving a championship effort and hopefully providing them inspiration to attain their dreams."