The Gentlemen’s Expo | Feature Fighter: Amanda Galle

October 16, 2017
Filed Under: Fighter Features, Top Stories


Photo: Amanda Galle fights her way to gold at the 2017 Silver Gloves in Ontario

Photo: Amanda Galle fights her way to gold at the 2017 Silver Gloves in Ontario

The Gentlemen’s Expo | Feature Fighter: Amanda Galle

Event Date: Friday November 24, 2017
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The Gentlemen’s Expo brings you the absolute best in gentlemanly content, retailers, brands and experiences, every year!  It’s the most fun you will have all year… while still being in public.  We will be hosting sanctioned Olympic boxing matches to celebrate the biggest year yet, for the first time ever.  The event proceeds will benefit the Fight To End Cancer, so you can enjoy a true gentleman’s sport, while raising funds for an incredible cause.

The Friday Night ‘Fights To End Cancer’ will feature Canada’s top boxers.  Fighters in and outside of the ring, the line-up will showcase athletes literally fighting to end cancer.

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Amanda Galle began training at All Canadian Martial Arts “(A.C.M.A.”) at the young age of 6.  She loved watching Power Rangers, a TV show from the 1990s. Amanda’s father noticed her imitating characters by demonstrating punches and kicks to him and her family, so he enrolled her at A.C.M.A.  Vito Brancaccio, the owner of A.C.M.A., began teaching Amanda karate, self-defence, weapons, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing and kickboxing.

Amanda’s passion for boxing grew  at the tender age of 13 and she began focusing in this area.  Vito began training her specifically in boxing, spending time one on one improving the technical aspects with pad drills, bag drills, developing head movement and footwork.  Three years later, at the age of 16, Amanda had her first Amateur Boxing Debut.

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A.C.M.A is Amanda’s second home. Her coach Vito is not only her karate instructor, boxing coach, employer, and mentor, he is also her best friend.

A.C.M.A is Amanda’s second home.  Her coach Vito is not only her karate instructor, boxing coach, employer, and mentor, he is also her best friend.

“22 years of my life have been invested into marital arts.  I have been under his wing since the young age of 6 years.  He has developed me positively in so many aspects of my life.  Physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.  The most valuable traits I have learned from him are respect, loyalty, dedication, and a diligent work ethic.  I was born with heart, no one can teach you that, but everything else in my life has bloomed because of all the values he has instilled in me”

~ Amanda Galle, Friday Night ‘Fights To End Cancer’ Fighter

Amanda calls A.C.M.A. “home” as she has been part of this martial arts school since 6 years of age.  Amanda starting instructing children and adults by the age of 11, teaching them karate, self- defence, kumite, kickboxing, and boxing. Currently she manages A.C.M.A and is one of the main instructors.  Her students adore her.  She teaches the physical attributes to help one protect themselves and also develops her student’s positively, providing them with a strong work ethic, heightened self-esteem, guidance, and support.

Photo: Amanda holds her multiple belts from the Ringside World Championships

Photo: Amanda holds her multiple belts from the Ringside World Championships

She exemplifies all of these traits, through her commitment to boxing training and her success in the sport, and therefore greatly influences her students!  She graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She currently wishes to continue pursuing her boxing career, with a professional career to begin in the near future.  She is known for her aggressive fight style, pushing the pace with non-stop action, and executing precise powerful punches.

Amanda previously knocked out 7 of her competitors.  Her record stands at 40 wins, 7 by way of stoppage, and 8 losses.  Major accomplishments include 4x Ringside World Champion, 3x Ontario Provincial Champion, 2009 Canadian National Champion, 2014 Canadian National Silver Medalist, 2014- 51kg Representative for Team Canada, 2x Silver Gloves Gold Medalist, and Boxing Ontario’s 2012 Female Athlete of the Year.  Hazel McCallion, the Mayor of Mississauga, also recognized Amanda as the 2013 Female Athlete of the year in the great city she resides in.

Notable Awards∕ Accomplishments

  • May 2013 – Boxing Ontario Female Athlete Of the Year
  • November 2013 – September 2014- 51kg National Team Canada Representative
  • May 2015 – Recognized By Mayor of Mississauga – Athlete of the Year for the City Of Mississauga
  • 2011-2015 – 4x Ringside World Champion

Amanda’s Fight To End Cancer

Amanda with her nonno

Amanda with her nonno

Cancer has hit my home three times in the last 5 years, and has come back to re-visit recently for the 4th time.

My grandmother and grandfather moved into our home in 2011.  Later that year, my grandfather was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (cancer in the blood and bones), and two years later on December 31st 2013, he lost his battle.  That same year, in October 2013 a couple months prior to his passing, my mother (his daughter) was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, and on December 18, 2013, she had a mastectomy and 20 lymph nodes removed from her right breast.  A couple of weeks following her surgery, we laid my grandfather (her father) to rest, and then my mom began her treatment.  Eight rounds of chemotherapy, every two weeks for 4 months, and then 5 weeks of radiation everyday with weekends off!

Amanda and her nonna

Amanda and her nonna

Every individual’s battle to get rid of cancer is immensely difficult.  My mothers fight to conquer cancer was more painful and difficult.  Daily tasks that the average person engages in such as walking, working and home responsibilities, were already challenges to her body.  Chemotherapy and radiation add to her burden.

One year later in November of 2014, my mom was told that she was in remission.  She had a renewed view on life.  She started enjoying life once more and vowed to enjoy every day to the fullest.

This past year has proven to be difficult once again.  My grandma is living with us and one year ago, she lost her footing and landed on her bottom.  Six months went by after the fall and we didn’t notice much progression in the physical tasks she enjoys.  We went to the doctor to determine the cause of her continuous discomfort.  We were informed that she has a tumor in her anal cavity, after a month of several tests.  She is 87, did 2 weeks of radiation to reduce the tutor, however, at her follow up one month ago, the tumor increased in size.  There is nothing the doctors can do, due to her age.  The pain is minimized with medication.

Amanda and her mother

Amanda and her mother

This past September, my mom’s breast cancer has reappeared and metastasized into her liver, chest wall, slightly in bones, and concerning spots in her femur bone on her left leg.  She is currently undergoing chemotherapy through pill form, as well as hormone suppressor treatments through injections, bi-weekly.

So when I am asked what does the term cancer means to me, I say to you it is responsible for the loss of my grandfather Carmine, the pain my grandmother Paulina is suffering, and the refight my mom is undergoing.

The term cancer has caused opponents that I have faced to take recognition in defeating me in that ring, but it was not my opponents that beat me, it was the cancer around me. The support I have extended to my family over and over has consumed so much of me.

The term cancer, is the reason I train everyday 2- 4 hours physically, to better myself mentally, so that emotionally I can guide and support my mother to victory!  I physically fight with my two hands.  Everything she has to go through physically, emotionally and spiritually, that I cannot overcome and fight for her.

So, I do this in honour of her. I do this to execute the rage I feel.  I do this to be stable enough to endure it all, and most of all I do this in honour of those that it has defeated!


Event Information

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WHAT: THE GENTLEMEN’S EXPO #TGE2017

WHEN: Friday November 24, 2017 | 7pm – 10pm (fights start at 8pm)

WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre | North Building, 255 Front St West.

TICKETS: Use Promo Code “BOXING” to save $5 per ticket!  Please purchase general admission tickets for Friday November 24 – these will give you access to the fights. Buy Tickets Now


SPONSOR TEAM

Help The Gentlemen’s Expo and the 10 incredible boxers on the fight team raise $10,000 by fight night!


The Gentlemen’s Expo brings you the absolute best in gentlemanly content, retailers, brands and experiences, every year!  It’s the most fun you will have all year… while still being in public.  We will be hosting sanctioned Olympic boxing matches to celebrate the biggest year yet, for the first time ever.  The event proceeds will benefit the Fight To End Cancer, so you can enjoy a true gentleman’s sport, while raising funds for an incredible cause.

The fight card will feature some of Canada’s best boxers holding provincial and national titles.  These fighters may be matched up to put on the ‘fight of the night’, but they are all fighting for one cause!  Our Co-Main and Main Event fights will feature Mark Smither and Kassandra O’Reilly – they both fought on the inaugural Fight To End Cancer card in 2012.  We will be starting the show off with a couple of novice boxers who are up and coming!

We can’t wait to showcase the best of boxing at the Friday Night ‘Fights To End Cancer’.  Huge thank you to The Gentlemen’s Expo (TGE) for joining us in the Fight To End Cancer!  Learn more about what this cause means to TGE2017 Info/Donate Now


Media Contact:
Jennifer Huggins
Executive Director
Phone: +1.416.666.9314
Email Address: jennifer@fighttoendcancer.com

 

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