By Delinda Lombardo on
Fresh off the red carpet from Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night, undefeated and world ranked cruiserweight BJ Flores headed to New Jersey last weekend for the 2008 Sports Challenge benefiting Cystic Fibrosis.
“I’m honored to help out the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in New Jersey," said Flores. “This is a charity that is very close to me.”
Giants Stadium hosted the event, in which Flores participated with members of the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants and the New York Jets football teams in a series of mini-Olympic events. Ten person teams competed in team jump rope, football throw, obstacle course, relay race, tug of war, and a putting contest among others.
Later in the day, Flores hit up Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he gave ringside support to former teammate Kermit Cintron as he defended his IBF welterweight world title against Antonio Margarito.
Cintron wasn’t able to retain his title – however, he wasn’t there simply to throw punches. He was also fighting to knock out cystic fibrosis and honor his friendship with an 11-year-old boy named Nathaniel.
“Go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s website and make a donation to help Nat and the tens of thousands of others who live with CF every day,” urged Cintron.
With as many as 15 million viewers watching, cystic fibrosis received plenty of attention -Citron wore a special T-shirt with the logo “Knock Out Cystic Fibrosis” printed on it.
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