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More boxing holiday good guys: Guerrero & Jacobs amongst fighters giving back

Credit: Team Guerrero

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and the Salvation Army teamed up for a wonderful day as they served over 300 people in the Gilroy community during the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Guerrero joined staff and helped prepare the meals that were giving out to those less fortunate.  Guerrero’s wife Casey also joined in on the festivities.  

“It was great to see all the smiles on the faces of those we served.” said Guerrero.

“It was also fun working with the ladies in the kitchen who were very nice to me.  I look forward to working with the Salvation Army in the future as they were a fun group of wonderful people.  It’s certainly a blessing to give back to my community that has been so good to me and my family.”

The fighters aren’t done giving back yet…

On December 4, Brownsville native Danny Jacobs will deliver turkeys, assorted non-perishable food items, and more to nearly 100 homeless men, women, and children at the Dean Street Family Residence in Brooklyn. The Residence is run by Urban Strategies, Inc, a non-profit social service agency that strives to promote, empower, enhance, motivate and contribute to the general well-being of the youth and families in the community.

A graduate of Erasmus High School, Jacobs began his professional boxing career in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood after being a victim of bullying from classmates. His storied professional career took off in 2007, yet Jacobs saw his aspirations come to an unexpected halt in 2011 when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a life-threatening form of bone cancer.

Despite the diagnosis, Jacobs won his battle with cancer and resumed his professional career in 2012, most recently winning the WBA Middleweight title in August 2014. With a record of 28-1, Danny “Miracle Man” Jacobs knows that tough times can build champions. This donation is one of many ways he hopes to give to people who are going through hardships.

“I am humbled to provide food to the people of Brownsville,” said Jacobs. “Through this donation, I hope to both support those in need during the difficult holiday season as well as raise awareness and encourage others to give to those less fortunate.”

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