BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Current WBA Welterweight, Paulie Malignaggi and his team are to become carbon neutral ahead of his high profile fight at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn on Saturday.
Paulie, a boxer with Golden Boy Promotions has announced that with the help of Carbon Neutral Investments he and his team are now carbon neutral through offsetting their carbon footprint for the next 12 months.
This weekend he will be facing fellow boxer Pablo Cesar Cano who will be vying to take Paulie's WBA Welterweight title, and so Paulie is using this opportunity to reveal his eco-credentials and his commitment to the environment. The fight, which be held on October 20, is part of the big Golden Boy and Showtime card at Brooklyn's Barclays Centre and will be the first ever boxing show at this exciting new venue.
The Welterweight title-holder, who had his press conference yesterday, said: "Me and my team are always travelling and by teaming up with CNI this allows us to make sure that we are giving back to the environment. This is a very proud moment for me as not only is this a first ever for boxing I am also fighting in my hometown in front of my own people."
Edward Carlton, Head of UK Operations at Carbon Neutral Investments says: "We are glad to be working with Paulie and his team in making them carbon neutral before this historic fight at the Barclays Centre. We are committed to reducing carbon footprints throughout the world and having a high-profile athlete on board is great for getting our message across."
Carbon Neutral Investments (CNI) are a market-leading carbon offsetting organisation offering complete carbon management services and the procurement, sale and retirement of Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) credits.
They specialise in voluntary carbon offsetting, offsetting corporations plus carbon offsetting for individuals and events. Paulie Malignaggi will be joining good company as CNI already boast a number of high profile clients such as McLaren F1, Newcastle United Football Club and the Bloodhound land speed record attempt.
Paulie Malignaggi is a 32 year Italian-American boxer who has been boxing professionally for the last 11 years. Prior to achieving the Welterweight title last year he had been the Light Welterweight champion a number of times. He is currently the favourite to win against Pablo Cesar Cano this coming Saturday.
Theirs will be one of four historic fights starting in the brand new Barclays Centre.
SOURCE Live Love Brand