The Gentlemen’s Expo | Feature Fighter: Robert Serrano

October 18, 2017
Filed Under: Fighter Features, Top Stories

Photo: Robert Serrano walks out to the ring with the support of his coaches from Ajax Boxing Club.

Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow | Robert Serrano walks out to the ring with the support of his coaching team from Ajax Boxing Club.

The Gentlemen’s Expo | Feature Fighter: Robert Serrano

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.

SPONSOR TEAM

Help The Gentlemen’s Expo and the 10 incredible boxers on the fight team raise $10,000.00 by fight night!

Use promo code BOXING for $5 off tickets! (regular price only $25)

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Robert Serrano is sixteen years old, weighs 141 lbs and has 7 bouts.  He started boxing at Ajax Boxing Club in 2014.  He has since competed in various club shows, as well as competing in Bronze gloves and Silver gloves in 2017.

“I am focused on continuing to build my skill and experience through competition and training hard.”

~ Robert Serrano, Friday Night ‘Fights To End Cancer’ Fighter

Robert practiced Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu for about a year before stopping.  He enjoyed the hand skills much more than other forms of striking and grappling, which led him to begin boxing, a sport he was always intrigued by.  His dad, also an avid boxing fan, raised Robert in a Filipino household, where every Manny Pacquiao fight was a family event.

Robert wasn’t sure where to begin his boxing career and it was through his uncle, who had been training at the Ajax Boxing Club, that he started to train.  He continues to fight for Ajax Boxing Club today.  Competing at the amateur level was his goal from the beginning of his boxing journey.  He credits his coaches Bernard Dadula, John Zammit, and Colin Matchim, as well as sparring and training hard with boxers of all ages and weight classes, for helping him hone his skills and fitness level.  Robert was eventually ready to compete, having his first bout in 2016.

Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow | Robert Serrano and his coach Bernard waiting for his bout to start at the Gideon's Boxing Show in April 2017.

Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow | Robert Serrano and his coach Bernard Dadula , waiting for his bout to start at the Gideon’s Boxing Show in April 2017.

Words From Robert

My club, my coaches, and the sport of boxing all mean so much to me; they have all shaped me as a person.  The boxing club became my second home and the people there are like a second family.  The coaches are like parental figures to me, the level of trust and the bond built between us, has helped me excel even further in boxing and to grow as an individual.

Boxing is like nothing else, from the training and sparring, to fighting inside the ring.  Boxing has given me a sense of accomplishment, and hunger to do more and to do better, unlike anything else.  It has given me a great deal of self-confidence and drive, which helps me in all aspects of life.

I was born and raised in the Durham region and have lived in Whitby all my life.  I am currently in grade 11.  I’m much like most teenagers, aside from boxing.  I like to play video games, have good times with my friends, eat good food and all that good stuff!

Robert’s Fight To End Cancer

I think almost everyone has someone they know that has been touched by cancer.  My two grandparents both passed away due to cancer a few years ago, and I have friends whose parents, and other family members are battling cancer. One of my coaches has a sister currently battling cancer.  Cancer can affect anyone, it doesn’t discriminate by race, age, gender, or anything at all.  I am thrilled to be a part of this event, to help those battling cancer, as well as their loved ones.


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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