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If you’ve driven down Ontario Street in St. Catharines recently, you may have seen the giant “Fight For Youth” banner across from Irwin BayShore Boxing Fight Club.
“The size of the banner had to match the size of the event, go big or go home,” says Chiara J-Megna, vice-president of BayShore Groups. “Canada vs. U.S.A. is an amateur boxing event like no other!”
Fight for Youth charity boxing championship will have its Niagara premier at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines on May 13th.
This event was created by Spider and Jackie Jones through their love of boxing and to support their youth charity “Believe to Achieve.” Their event and charity made its way to the eyes and hearts of BayShore Groups owners Robert Megna and Chiara J-Megna who instantly became the title sponsor. After years of working together, the two couples decided to team up and bring the event and proceeds to Niagara.
In typical BayShore Groups fashion, it had to be done right and with a bang. The team needed an addition―someone local―a Canadian boxing champion that could bring something special to the Fight for Youth name. Enter: Billy “The Kid” Irwin. The team was solidified. Why not hold the event at St. Catharines’ brand new Meridian Centre housing room for over 5,000 people? Done.
The team is now working rigorously to make this the biggest boxing event Niagara has ever seen. A media day event was held on February 28th for news and sports reporters who were given the details of the May event and witnessed speeches from local dignitaries and the Fight for Youth team. The media event ended with the revealing of a special guest, who would attend and present awards at the Fight for Youth event in May. The special guest is none other than “Iron” Mike Tyson. (Other boxing and sports celebrities are rumored to attend as well.)
Stay tuned to fightforyouth.com for more information, to connect on social media, and to purchase tickets. (Boxing fans can choose to sit in the stands or at a ringside table.)