Bernard Hopkins & Mike Jones: Project Knock Out

Starting next week, Bernard Hopkins, former two-time world champion , and Mike Jones, current NABO welterweight champion , are taking part in a campaign that helps animals . It’s called “Project Knock Out, ” promoting the importance of spaying and neutering pit bulls.

It’s especially aimed at urban areas like Camden, New Jersey, where dog fighting, and stray pet overpopulation and other abuses persist. Pit bulls account for about 80 percent of dogs brought to local animal shelters.

The campaign is in the form of a billboard that will be see in Camden. It features Hopkins and Jones with two neutered pits, and a message that strong men take care of their pits while spaying or neutering them.

“I’m happy to lend my name and likeness to this great cause,” said Hopkins. “As an owner of a pit, this is a project that is near and dear to me. I am looking forward to working with NJ Aid for Animals and the young fighters in Camden in order to get this message out there to make sure people spay and neuter their pits.”