FTEC2017 FEATURED FIGHTER | WILLIAM IAFANO

April 30, 2017
Filed Under: NEWS & MEDIA


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FTEC2017 FEATURED FIGHTER | WILLIAM IAFANO

Leading up to Fight Night we will be featuring one of the incredible men and women who have joined the Fight to End Cancer in support of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.


Meet our #FeaturedFighter, out of the Red Corner, William Iafano, sponsored by State Window Corp.

Bout 1 Fighter, Will ‘The Thrill’ Iafano is yet another legacy fighter (as we like to call them), joining the ranks of #FTEC2015 fighter Sean Donovan and #FTEC2016 Main Event Fighter, Cory Raymond who both work at PLC alongside William.  PLC has yet to produce a loss in the ring.

“I work for PCL Constructors Canada Inc. as a Project Coordinator, and I am the third consecutive fighter from PCL fighting in the Fight to End Cancer.  I’ve only been with PCL for 4 years, but have been on some great projects, such as the BMO Field Roof Expansion and the Billy Bishop Terminal Airport Upgrade.”

Who will you be dedicating your fight to?

“Just like everyone, I have felt the devastating outcome of cancer whether it’s from a family member or friend.  I’m fighting for my Grandmother who once beat the long road of lung cancer, but unfortunately, years later, couldn’t fight off the second round of its return.”

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William and his Grandmother 'Billy.'

William and his Grandmother ‘Billy.’


William’s fundraising goal is $20,000 for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  He is just around 20% of the way there, so he’s looking for your support.  Please make a donation towards Will’s goal HERE.  Reminder that all donations of over $15 receive a tax receipt!


 

Will is training hard in preparation for the May 27 fight! Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow

Will is training hard in preparation for the May 27 fight!
Photo Credit: Virgil Barrow

What advantages do you think you have over your opponent and how do you see your fight going?

” I think my speed will be something I can rely on, it has always worked for me in the past when running from the police.  Playing a lot of physical sports growing up has taught me how to take a hit so I’m not too worry about getting my bell rung.  I just need to stay cool, calm and collectted when fighting and wait for him to make the right mistake.”

Thoughts on the experience so far?

“I have a whole new appreciation for the sport of boxing and what it actually takes to be able to contest in the ring.  I thought I knew what drove me, and I always thought of myself as a strong, determined person – until I started training at Kingsway I’ve experienced lots of surprises and lots of new self-discoveries!”

NOTE: We believe that William is joking about running from the police, but we cannot confirm that 100%.


Join Will’s Supporters For A Special Viewing Party At The Village Inn

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The Village Inn and Fight To End Cancer are pleased to welcome you to the first ever Rumble Night! A night of charity boxing and live music, all in the honor of cancer research. Hometown hero William Iafano will be fighting in the 6th Annual Fight To End Cancer which will be streamed live at the Village Inn in Bradford, Ontario. Live musical entertainment following immediatly after the fight.

All ticket sale proceeds go directly to the Princess Margaret Urgent Cancer Priorities Fund at the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.

Where to purchase tickets ($30): Buy Now
Location: 2 Holland St E, Bradford, ON L3Z 2A9
Doors Open: 9:00 PM
William’s Fight: 10:00 PM

Can’t make it to the gala? Join us at BRAZEN HEAD for our BRING THE BEATS LIVE-TO-AIR PARTY and catch all the fights live on May 27th.


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

Important Dates:
–> Official Media Day: Thurs. May 18, 2017 6pm – 8pm | Lavelle Rooftop Lounge Request Media Access
–> 2017 Charity Boxing Gala: Sat. May 27, 2017 5pm – 11 pm | Old Mill Toronto Request Media Access

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