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The Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy is fighting to end cancer with champion, Amanda Galle!

Several members of the Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy attended KO Cancer Bootcamp earlier this month, a fundraiser organized by Amanda Galle.

Head Coach Rick Cadilha of the Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy has known the Galle Family since her early days as an amateur boxer. Rick witnessed Amanda support Nicolina Galle beginning in 2013 when she was first diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Coach Rick would also witness Amanda train and prepare for her title shot while still being the sole caregiver of her mom.

“It takes a warrior to train and face adversity in the boxing ring….Amanda did all this while taking care of her mother…Mrs. Galle was so proud of her daughter and I truly believed that she stayed on this earth to watch her daughter win the Canadian title”. Cadilha went on to state, “When most people would have celebrated the victory with an after-party, Amanda raced home to be with her sick mom and together they shared the victory!”

When Coach Cadilha first heard about the fundraising event being organized by Amanda he felt it would be a perfect opportunity for his own athletes to not only help raise funds and give back to the community, but also train with an elite boxer.

Amanda Galle is Canada’s top Professional Bantamweight boxer, ranked #1 with an undefeated record of 7-0.  Prior to turning pro, Amanda dominated the amateur circuit, collecting numerous decorative titles: 3x Canadian National Champion, Team Canada Rep 2014, 2018. 4x Ringside World Boxing Champion, & Boxing Ontario’s 2012 Female Athlete of the Year. Though she keeps busy with her professional boxing career, to say the least, Amanda continues to find ways to work the Fight To End Cancer into her everyday interactions.

Amanda is the embodiment of perseverance in the face of unthinkable obstacles. She achieved her status as an indomitable Champion in 2022, the same year that she suffered the most profound personal loss, the loss of her mother.

“When I am asked what the term cancer means to me, I say to you it is responsible for the loss of my loved ones, including my mother.

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 physically 2- 4 hours every day, to better myself mentally!  I physically fight with my two hands. Everything my mother had to go through physically, emotionally, and spiritually, that I cannot overcome and fight for her, I put into my fight to end cancer.

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.”

~ Amanda Galle

Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy (WRBA) is a non-profit organization sanctioned through Boxing Ontario and the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association. We use the sport of boxing to give the youth of Kitchener-Waterloo a chance to excel and make positive changes in their lives. WRBA has been serving the local youth of Kitchener-Waterloo since its inception back in 1947. Many of our young people are attracted to the boxing club because of the low costs and through the generosity of our partners at the Kitchener Sports Association, WRBA offers fee assistance to those in financial need. Our goal at Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy is to create well-respected, productive members of society. We want our athletes to be successful in the gym and out in the real world! More about WRBA

Thank you again for your support, Amanda and the team at Waterloo Regional Boxing Association.

We are always looking for more people ready to take on the fight and if you’re interested please Contact Us or Join The Fight!

Together we can end cancer once and for all!!

Defeat Is NOT An Option!


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About The Fight To End Cancer

The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) is a year-round initiative carried out by ambassadors, sponsors and volunteers worldwide.  Over $2,000,000 has been donated to date, since our inaugural year, in 2012.  Funds raised by FTEC are donated directly to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  Each year we celebrate the incredible hard work and dedication of our FTEC family with a black-tie charity boxing gala.  This gala showcases ten men and women who represent our Official Fight Team.  Our goal is to raise funds for cancer research year-round with the support of the local community and business owners.  Let’s make a difference now in the fight to end cancer, for a long and successful future for everyone.  This is an event like no other and has quickly become one of the most anticipated events in Toronto.

About The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation at University Health Network raises funds for breakthrough research, exemplary teaching and compassionate care at Princess Margaret Hospital and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute, which now includes The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and The Campbell Family Breast Cancer Research Institute. More information about the Foundation can be found at