THE EASTER EVE UPRISING-WE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST
On the eve of Easter Sunday the FDNY Boxing Team went at it with the members of
the Garda Siochana Boxing Club. The FDNY went toe to toe with these brawlers.
And after a few questionable decisions, our guys ended it on a high note with a TKO
in the final bout of the evening at Webster Hall.
Firefighter Dan O'Leaga of Engine 258 in the Heavy Weight Novice Class faced his
opponent Michael Duggan head on and came out victorious in 1:38 of the 2nd round,
when the referee stopped the bout after a 2nd standing eight count.
Congratulations to Dan and the rest of the FDNY Boxing Team for a great night of Boxing.
UFA's own Ed Brown (far right with mic) thanks Gunnery Sgt. Chris Claude for his Bravery in defending our freedom. Chris is flanked by Bobby McGuire on the his left and the rest of the Boxing Team on his right. Also in attendance representatives of Tullamore Dew. This check of $15,000.00 was the final total of proceeds for the Battle of The Badges Match in November
of 2015. It was previously presented by Fire Commissioner Nigro 3 days earlier at headquarters(see below) The check is made out to Building Homes For Heroes which once again will be the recipient of proceeds for this match. The 50/50 raised over 1,000.00 and will be added to the pot. Ed Brown of the UFA gave a stirring speech to thank Chris which happened after the 7th bout of the evening in which David Cahill of Garda Boxing Club defeated Jimmy Guidice of Engine 94 in a judge's decision. The previous bout before that had Andrew Tanzi of Engine 33 pitted against Shawn Jensen of Champs Boxing Club. The decision went to Shawn Jensen in a one sided judgement much to the dismay of the crowd and to all of the coaches. At one point Andy even knocked out his (Shawn's) mouthguard.
Bobby McGuire remarked, "don't leave it up to the judges".
Well Dan Oleaga of Engine 258 in Long Island City heeded Bobby's advice
in the final bout and won it on a TKO.
There were other bouts that were close on the scorecard but they all went in favor of
Garda Siochana Boxing Club. It was a most entertaining night of boxing for all at the venue of
Webster Hall. The FDNY next challenges are on the "Upcoming Events Page". Please check it out, and keep in touch with us through this website. It's an organization with a great cause.
To all of our fighters who volunteer their time, a much desrved rest for you all.
Happy Easter to all from The FDNY Boxing Club.
Photo Opp with America's Bravest
On Friday November 20th, 2015 at the 33rd Annual Battle of the Badges Boxing Match, we honored USMC Gunnery Sgt. Chris Claude. He has been a member of the USMC since 1998 serving as Field Artillery Radar Leader, A Marine Recruiter and a Field Artillery Operations Chief. He was injured on 2/20/06 in Iraq;
"while on patrol as a military advisor to the Iraqi Police, Chris' team was ambushed by an Iraqi Improvised Explosive Device where he lost his right leg, left thumb, sustained numerous broken bones, burns and shrapnel wounds." He also suffered a traumatic brain injury. Look inside
for all the pictures and the story.
See also above on this page for the Official Check Presentation
Chief of Dept. Jim Leonard and FDNY Commissioner Dan Nigro present to US Veteran Chris Claude a check for $15,000.00 made out to Building Homes For Heroes from the FDNY Boxing Team. CEO of Build Homes for Heroes; Andy Pujol flanks Chris. FDNY Boxing Team President Bobby McGuire looks on. The money will be used to build a Mortgage Free Home for Chris who lives in Pa. Chris was injured in Iraq in February of 2006. Chris lost his right leg as a result of an IED. He also sustained numerous other injuries. He's all smiles as well as everyone else at the ceremony at FDNY Headquarters on Wednesday March 23, 2016.
Left to Right: Jerry Ryan, Kevin Barry, Jack Kirrane,
Princess Fergie, Bob McGuire and Mike Reno
See above in 2014, the Boxing Team presenting to Building Homes For Heroes, a check for $7,000.00.
The charity that they named for this year's Match is also Building Homes For Heroes. USMC Sgt. Claude is on the list to benefit from this organization, AND BENEFIT HE DID! The 50/50 was a whopping $2700.00. "Lyndsey" won and gave it all back. So the 50/50 pulled in $5400.00. THANK YOU LYNDSEY!
The Official Check Presentation is below.
Please come to another night of boxing for charity on
3/26/16 at Webster Hall. Help us help our Vets!
MANY THANKS TO ALL!
BELOW SEE, US ARMY CORPORAL JESSE MURPHREE RECEIVING THE KEY TO HIS NEW HOME (NOTE THE FDNY BOXING LOGO ON THE KEY)
Getting Ready for another year of Boxing.
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FDNY BOXING DONATES $15,000.00 TO BUILDING HOMES FOR HEROES
FDNY Coach Jerry Ryan, Star Industries CEO Martin Silver, USMC Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Claude, FDNY Boxing Pres Bobby McGuire, and the former undisputed middleweight Champion Vito Antuefermo.