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Clampitt Looking To Help With Katrina Relief

NARRAGANSETT, RI -- Newly crowned IWBF world lightweight champion Jaime "The Hurricane" Clampitt is trying to do her part in helping with relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. She has listed the boxing trunks she wore in her first world championship winning fight on eBay. 100% of the proceeds of the auction will be donated to the American Red Cross to help with Katrina relief..

"I've been watching what has been going on in Mississippi and Louisiana and its terrible," said Clampitt, now a two-time world champion. "I wanted to do something to help out. I wish I could do more, but hopefully we can raise some money through this auction to at least help out one person."

Clampitt, who just won the IWBF lightweight crown August 26th with a 4th round stoppage over Shelby Walker, has listed the trunks she wore on October 31, 2003 when she defeated Eliza Olson for the IWBF world junior welterweight crown.

"The trunks have alot of personal value to me," said Clampitt. "I won my first world title in these trunks and also I had my trainer Tiny Ricci in my corner that night. It would be the second to last fight I would ever have Tiny in my corner and he was so proud to have a champion."

Ricci passed away last June, just two days prior to Clampitt's bout with four-time world champion Jane Couch. Clampitt would go on to lose her belts via close decision.

To bid on her trunks, you can follow this link

"I hope people help out. Even if its not through bidding on these trunks, I am hoping people will help. To make donations you can also visit the Red Cross web site at www.redcross.org."

More information on Jaime can be found on her web site at www.jaimeclampitt.com

Article posted on 04.09.2005



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