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Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is proud to Haitian. That much is clear.
He’ll be taking his flag’s pride to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., this Saturday to cheer on Bermane Stiverne — the first ever world heavyweight boxing champion of Haitian descent.
Garcon will be in attendance for what is being billed as the most significant heavyweight matchup in over a decade in the United States, as Stiverne gets set to fight unbeaten challenger Deontay Wilder.
The bout will take place at 10 pm and air on Showtime.
The week inevitably has made Garcon a little nostalgic, posting “Timehop” photos of his friends in a Haitian grocery store:
In November we detailed Garcon’s connection with Haiti and his devastation during the 2010 earthquake that hit Port-au-Prince.
“When I heard the news about the earthquake, I was actually in Indianapolis,” Garcon said on the NFL’s six-part Journeys series. “Ever since then, it was just watching CNN and just trying to get information when it happened. It was already hard to get communication down in Haiti, because not everyone has a cell phone at that point.
“They reached my mom, my family, my sisters and let them know that they were OK. …I wasn’t just thinking about my family, I was thinking about everybody.”
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