The Gentlemen's Expo | Feature Fighter: Thad Ridsdill

October 17, 2017
Filed Under: Fighter Features, Top Stories


Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow | Thad Ridsdill keeps focused on winning during the finals of the Silver Gloves in October 2017.

Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow | Thad Ridsdill keeps focused on winning during the finals of the Silver Gloves in October 2017.

The Gentlemen’s Expo | Feature Fighter: Thad Ridsdill

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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“Big Bad” Thad Ridsdill, born 16 December 1991, is a Canadian born, Dutch amateur boxer ,with a current record of 34-16.  He has plans of turning pro in the near future.  He currently competes in the middleweight division and is a very active Ontario boxer competing in as many tournaments and events as he can.  These include:  Brampton cup 2016 – Gold, Provincials 2016 – Silver, Nationals 2017, and Silver Gloves 2017 – Gold.

Thad became an athlete when he was very young and has always excelled in sports, beginning with dirt bike racing by the age of 6.  He later went on to play rugby and football, before finding the sport of boxing, when he was 18.  It was the late Cody Nixon who introduced Thad to boxing seven years ago.  Thad has been with that same club since.

Don Nelson, Mike Power, and Brad Gonzalez have been Thad’s trainers and coaches since the beginning and have come along way together.

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Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow | Thad Ridsdill and his coach Don Nelson celebrate winning the 2017 Silver Gloves Tournament.

Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow | Thad Ridsdill and his coach Don Nelson celebrate winning the 2017 Silver Gloves Tournament.

His coaches knew early on that Thad would be one to keep an eye on after kicking off his amateur career with an impressive record of 9-0!

Thad is no stranger to coming in the underdog and walking out on top!  He has had his fair share of battles.  He is one of the most dedicated boxers in the league and is in the gym almost everyday, often more than once.  Eminem tracks and the hopes of a brighter future for his family fuel his many hours put into training and preparing to step into the ring.

Thad has come back with a new-found hunger for greatness in the sport following the birth of his daughter and a long eight months off.  His coaches, family support and his love for the fight, are what push him to keep getting back in the ring and continuing to box.

Thad’s Fight To End Cancer

The fight to end cancer is important to me because there is no one above cancer. Cancer attacks us all; the rich, the poor, the young and old, man and woman, black and white.  Everyone knows someone either with cancer, who survived cancer, or who didn’t.  I lost my opa to lung cancer 3 years ago and my grandma got through ovarion cancer.  I have loved ones who have battled the disease and won, I have loved ones who are still battling the disease and unfortunately I have loved ones who have lost their battle.  My Oma recently lost her battle this past summer.

Finding a cure is also important to me as a parent.  I want to know that in the future cancer will not be this incurable monster.

Photo: Thad celebrates with his family after winning his fight

Photo: Thad celebrates with his family after winning his fight


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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