Borough President Eric Adams takes the ring with Paulie Malignaggi to ‘Knockout Obesity’

The event raised money for a program that introduces young people to boxing. (3/26/14)

BROOKLYN - Borough President Eric Adams stepped into the ring with a pro-boxer to try and knock out obesity. 

Adams faced off against Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi, a boxer from Benshonhurst who trained at Gleason's Gym before becoming a champion. 

Malignaggi donated $25,000 toward the Knockout Obesity campaign, a program that introduces youth to boxing through various outreach programs. 

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Adams says the program is a necessity because one in every three young people are overweight or obese.  

Knockout Obesity is available year-round at the Boys Club of New York, but there are plans for expansion.

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