Can’t Make It? No Problem… Sponsor Josh’s Fight To End Cancer
JOSH ‘DUBS’ O’REILLY IS TAKING THE FIGHT TO END CANCER PRO
Support Josh As He Takes On His 7th Professional Fight At The Hershey Centre In Support Of The Fight To End Cancer
United Promotions has been making way to promote professional boxing in Ontario since 2010. Josh O’Reilly, a Hamilton native, will be stepping into the ring for his seventh professional fight later next month. Though Josh is relatively new to the professional scene, he’s been fighting for over a decade, with a staggering 101 amateur fights under his belt.
A fighter remembers every time they step through the ropes, however there’s one fight in particular that stands out to Josh in his amateur career. In 2012 he fought in the inaugural Fight To End Cancer in Toronto, Canada.
Josh took on an extremely powerful opponent that night, Mark Smither, whom he’d faced in previous battles. With the inspiration and guidance from his coach Bob Wilcox, he earned himself a gold medal win. In this case the win was secondary, as both he and his sister were dedicating this fight to their late grandfather. They were also dedicating their Fight To End Cancer to their long time coach. In 1995, Bob’s 7 year old son Robbie Wilcox, lost his life to brain cancer. Bob has devoted his life to fighting this terrible disease in honour of his son. This was an opportunity for Josh to support the man who has been in his corner since day one.
It’s been 5 years since Josh’s Fight To End Cancer, and he’s ready to take the fight to new heights. Josh has decided to donate a percentage of his purse from his next fight at the Hershey Centre on November 19, 2016!
We caught up with Josh to speak about how he felt about fighting in the inaugural Fight To End Cancer and how he has been enjoying life as pro boxer in Canada!