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Boxer Ava Knight Helps Camp Fire Survivors

Boxer Ava Knight visited Chico just days after the latest win in the ring in Las Vegas.

Posted: Dec 12, 2018 7:03 PM
Updated: Dec 13, 2018 9:07 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Chico's Boxing Champion Ava Knight was back in her hometown this week to help families affected by the Camp Fire.

She told Action News Now that when she heard that Paradise and other communities were burning, she knew she had to help.

Knight raised money for fire victims with help from other boxers and distributed ten $100 gift cards. She's hoping to raise even more money through her "Fighters for Families" Go Fund Me page. 

She traveled to Chico fresh off a fight in Las Vegas Friday, Dec. 7, where she won against veteran boxer Mayela Perez of Mexico. 

"It was six taught rounds of me just outboxing her and doing my best to make sure that she can't take anything from me that night," she said. "So I did walk away with a little cut on my forehead but other than that was a great fight."

The former IBF World Flyweight Champion's record is now 17 - 2 - and 4 with 5 knockouts.

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