Long Island Fight For Charity Boxers Meet Their Opponents

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Courtesy Long Island Fight For Charity

The Long Island Fight for Charity (LIFFC), the nation’s only all-volunteer charity boxing event, recently hosted its annual “Boxer Matchup” event at The Mansion at Oyster Bay. The charity boxers have been fundraising and training for months, and have now met who they will face in the ring at the main event in November.

The Long Island Fight for Charity Main Event features the charity boxers, men and women,  from the Long Island business community.

Each participant has a goal of raising at least $10,000 in support of Long Island-based charities.

“The Boxer Matchup is one of Long Island’s most highly anticipated events of the year,” Jamie Austin, co-founder of Long Island Fight for Charity, said in a press release. “It is exciting for our volunteer boxers to get to meet their opponents for the first time in public. Our boxers are now in the final stretch of training and fundraising. We encourage everyone to step up and support their heroic efforts. These competitors have dedicated countless hours of training and fundraising. Their selfless efforts will make a significant impact on the lives of adults and children from the organizations supported by LIFFC.”

LI Fights for Charity 2023 Matchups:

  • Trisha “Absolutely” Devine (Massapequa), BAW Insurance vs.   Jen “The Jaw Breaker” De la Cruz (Rockville Centre), Energy Fitness
  • Jason “Jay the Tank” Canales (Hempstead), Empower Solar vs. Evan “White Rhino” Russell (Bayport), RCG Mortgage
  • Vincent “Victory” Keaveny (Northport), Bank of America vs. Jeffrey “The Courtroom Crusher” Ettenger (Amityville), Schwartz Ettenger, PLLC
  • Ken “Mayhem” Marcus (Melville), Allstate vs. Matthew “Moleman” Mene (Dix Hills), Advanced Urology Center
  • Steven “The Goon” Cohen (Smithtown), One Source Supply vs Akarsh “The Greatest” Harang (Syosset), Housekeepers NYC
  • Alyssa “Don’t Miss” Smith (Middle Island), Sunation vs.  Gina “The Tornado” Farese (West Islip), Marcor Construction

Other boxers participating include Louis Pagonis of Levittown, Scott Pitz of Rocky Point, Bart Schiavo of Huntington, and Robert McBride of West Islip.

Funds raise this year will go to the Long Island Community Chest, Eden II/The Genesis School, Ferro Foundation, Angela’s House, New Ground, Welcoming Home Our Heroes and others.

Since its inception in 2003, the organization has given over $1.75 million to charities on Long Island.

For tickets to this year’s fights, visit this link.

For more info on LIFFC, visit this link.