A BRAZEN HEAD STARE-DOWN BEFORE FIGHT NIGHT

May 28, 2016
Filed Under: NEWS & MEDIA


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The Official Fight To End Cancer Media Day and Weigh-Ins. Photo: Jeff ‘The Beast’ MacWilliams getting his abs counted by Virgil Barrow – Fight To End Cancer Head Coach
Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman


THE FTEC2016 FIGHT TEAM ARE READY TO GO TO BATTLE

Knocking Out Cancer in the 5th Annual Fight To End Cancer


The Fight To End Cancer Media Day & Weigh-ins has become a much anticipated event of its own. The Official Media Day is for our supporters to help build up excitement,  just days before our fighters step into the ring at our annual Charity Boxing Gala. With each passing year, the amount of support shown to our fighters has continuously grown and this past Thursday, May 26th, was easily our biggest weigh-ins ceremony ever!

Craig Lauzon, FTEC2016 Main Event Fighter, receiving a supportive kiss from Erica McMaster of the FTEC2015 fight team Photo Credit: Spencer Wynn

Craig Lauzon, FTEC2016 Main Event Fighter, receiving a supportive kiss from Erica McMaster of the FTEC2015 fight team
Photo Credit: Spencer Wynn

The weigh-ins event was hosted by our friends at the Brazen Head Irish Pub in Liberty Village, Toronto. Giving us full access to their entire second level space (including two patios), the rave reviews kept pouring in from our guests on how impressed they were by the “sweet new digs”. The staff were a true pleasure to work with and made everyone feel welcome (shout out to Adrian Murphy – a bartender who donated all of his tips for the night, back to support Main Event Fighter Craig Lauzon!). Adding further emphasis to the awesome atmosphere was having the folks from Z103.5 radio station (Fight To End Cancer‘s Official Media Partner) on-site, blasting cool tunes, out front, to welcome guests upon arrival.

Canadian Recording Artist Karl Wolf showing his support for the FTEC2016 Fight Team Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman

Canadian Recording Artist Karl Wolf showing his support for the FTEC2016 Fight Team
Photo Credit: Rebecca Freeman

With a jam-packed house of our top-tier sponsors, family, friends, local media personalities and maybe even a celebrity, or two (wait, was that Karl Wolf?)…our 2016 Fight Team put on a fantastic show for the audience and truly were the stars of the evening.

Following some powerful speeches, including but not limited to: Jim Mosher (Landscape Plus Ltd.), Brendhan Malone (Eagle Professional Resources & 2014 FTEC Fighter) and Paige Cunningham (Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation & 2015 FTEC Fighter), each of the five bouts for FTEC2016 took their turn up to the stage to have their official weigh-ins done, with plenty of opportunity to “face-off” for one last stare down & “smack talk” session (all in good fun).

The FTEC2016 Fight Team - Ready to go to battle on Saturday June 4, 2016 at the Old Mill Toronto Photo Credit: Spencer Wynn

The FTEC2016 Fight Team – Ready to go to battle on Saturday June 4, 2016 at the Old Mill Toronto
Photo Credit: Spencer Wynn

Our 2016 Fight Team will be stepping into the ring this Saturday, June 4, 2016 for our 5th Annual Fight To End Cancer Charity Gala, benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Please join us in congratulating them on all of the time, energy, fundraising and hard work they have put into training at the Kingsway Boxing Club.

This brave group consisting of eight men and two women will be celebrated this Saturday night for all they have done for this cause and for what they still have yet to accomplish in the ring.  As excited as we are to see these matches occur, there is one thing that is already certain; no matter whose hand is raised in victory inside of the ring…they are all winners in the Fight To End Cancer.

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WATCH FOOTAGE FROM MEDIA NIGHT OF THE CO-MAIN AND MAIN EVENT WEIGH-INS


WATCH THE FIRST 6 FIGHTERS WEIGH-IN


TAKE A LOOK AT THE FTEC2016 MEDIA DAY ALBUM