A WARRIOR IN THE FIGHT TO END CANCER | FEATURING JOSH ‘DUBS’ O’REILLY
Monday November 21, 2016
Article By: Luis Parades
DEFEAT IS NOT AN OPTION… Fighting hard in and outside of the ring, Josh O’Reilly not only earned a win, but he continues to Fight To End Cancer donating a portion of his purse.Last Saturday, the Hershey Center was buzzing with excitement as professional boxing was on the menu once again. Many of the boxers hailed from Ontario, their opponents flying in from around the world ready to fight! Everyone here at the Fight To End Cancer were cheering a little louder for our own FTEC Alumni Josh “DUBS” O’Reilly as he took a very strong opponent from Mexico. With Coach Bob Wilcox and his fight team in his corner, he was ready for victory no matter what,
“The team was nervous for me to take this fight, the kid had a draw with a very tough opponent we know, 14-0 13kos… But self belief goes a long way!”
The fight was scheduled for eight rounds and went the distance. Josh and his opponent Angel Sarinanna exchanged hard combinations throughout the early rounds as both boxers got a feel for each others power. As the rounds went on, the action got more intense with both boxers coming out swinging.
To say the least, this wasn’t an easy fight for Josh, getting knocked down twice early in the rounds. He knew had to fight his way back from the knockdowns. In a feat of strength, Josh fought back hard, showing the character of a true champion as he battled back against his opponent. With determination in his eyes and his eye on victory, he pushed Angel to the limit! At the end of the fight, the judges awarded him with the unanimous decision victory!!
“I’m happy I did what I had to do to win. I got dropped twice, showed heart… but I definitely have some mistakes I gotta correct ASAP. Defence was too sloppy and lost sharpness on my shots, but it was a tough hard fought fight, their not always gonna be pretty, but I gotta well earned win.”
He told us that he has much to work on so he can get much better and improve on this performance but he showed a lot of heart and a strong will to win. Focused on winning and raising funds for Fight To End Cancer, DEFEAT WAS NOT AN OPTION for Josh that night and he showed it. His next fight is already scheduled for January 28th, 2017 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, on the Cook vs Butler undercard.
We want to greatly thank Josh once again for all the hard work he does inside and outside the ring as he helps our team to end cancer!! If you’re interested in joining the fight there are so many way to help! Make sure to Contact Us to learn more about how you can join the team!