Boxers Holyfield, Retta To Participate in HIV/AIDS Charity Fight in Ethiopia
Boxer Evander Holyfield will fight Sammy Retta on July 26 in Ethiopia in an effort to raise money for HIV/AIDS organizations, Reuters India reports. Event organizers hope to raise between $5 million and $10 million from the fight. "I continue to strive to be the very best, but what got me to come here is" HIV/AIDS, Holyfield said, adding, "If we don't find a cure to this, we'll be extinct."
According to Everton Boland -- CEO of Golden Globe, which is promoting the fight -- a significant portion of money raised will go directly to organizations addressing HIV/AIDS. Organizers said that a group established by African first ladies is the only recipient selected to date but they are considering others (Malone, Reuters India, 5/20).