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Tickets on Sale Now for Fight for Youth, featuring special guest Mike Tyson on May 13, 2017 @ The Meridian Centre.

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Tickets on Sale Now for Fight for Youth, featuring special guest Mike Tyson on May 13, 2017 @ The Meridian Centre.

Working together to help youth in need to succeed in the Niagara region.

Fight For Youth Niagara 2017

Working together to help youth in need to succeed in the Niagara region.

Fight For Youth Niagara 2017

Fight For Youth is a charity benefiting at-risk youth. Through its charitable events Fight For Youth will raise and distribute funds to youth organizations.

 

Fight For Youth on May 13, 2017 proudly supporting:

And Youth-in-Need in Niagara

 

Mandate:

  • Applicants must reside in the Niagara Region
  • Applicants must describe how the grant will support youth outreach, education, nutrition or health
  • Applicants must provide detailed outlines of what the grant will be spent on
  • Recipients must be youth and under the age of 28

Spider Jones

Believe To Achieve

Boxing Hall of Famer Spider Jones is a former three-time golden Glove Boxing Champion and a multi-time award-winning broadcaster as well as a best selling author of “Out Of The Darkness. Jones rose from the gang-infested streets of Detroit to become one of the most renown motivational speakers of our generation. during his 30 years as a radio talk show host Spider has interviewed Nelson Mandela, Smokey Robinson, Marl Walhberg, Bill Clinton, James Brown, Don Cherry, LL Cool J, Chris Tucker, Muhammad Ali, Tina Turner and many others.

Spider Jones sparred with both Muhammad Ali and George Chuvalo. He has won the prestigious Edward R Murrow Award for broadcasting and was voted World Boxing Federation Boxing ring announcer of the year 2001 and again in 2004.

Jones has been the recipient of countless awards for his diligent and relentless work with youth-at-risk.

In life it’s not where you come from
but where you are going that counts!

Spider Jones

I’ve competed all over the world,
been to the Olympics,
fought for world titles,
I want to find someone who goes
farther than me.

Billy "The Kid" Irwin

Billy "The Kid" Irwin

Irwin BayShore Fight Club

Billy Irwin was born in Niagara Falls on May 20th 1968. From a young age, he naturally excelled in all sports ranging from ice hockey to basketball. By 1983, a friend introduced him to an unfamiliar sport, boxing. His at-the-time coach, Pat Kelly told him from his adolescent age that if he continued pursuing boxing, he could really be the next renown athlete travelling the globe. Considering what his coach advised him, he continued boxing and won the Ontario Championships just two years later. In no time, Irwin began competing overseas to England.  Competing back in his native land two years after, he won a silver medal at the Canada Winter Games hosted in Nova Scotia.

Within a year, Irwin was listed under the Canadian National Team. With a proven prophecy from Coach Kelly, Billy’s success continued as he travelled and competed in the World Cup, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, and the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.   Travelling to Cuba, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and throughout Europe, Irwin was a true boxing professional.  His first big turnout was a full house audience held in Metro Convention Centre in Toronto where he won the IBO World Lightweight title in his 15th bout.From then on, Billy became a regular on TSN and his bouts were aired across the nation via Pay Per View. 

As a retired professional boxer, Irwin was offered a coaching job at a local gym in Niagara Falls. Inspired by many provincial and national champions as well as his most recent coaching job, Irwin and his brother, Michael opened their own gym that catered to boxing training. They have now partnered with The BayShore Group in opening a second gym dedicated to boxing training in St. Catharines. With both boxing gyms in both cities, Irwin along with BayShore have inspired youth communities to develop self-confidence, discipline and an opportunity to become the next champion boxer like Irwin. 

Spider Jones

Believe To Achieve

Boxing Hall of Famer Spider Jones is a former three-time golden Glove Boxing Champion and a multi-time award-winning broadcaster as well as a best selling author of “Out Of The Darkness. Jones rose from the gang-infested streets of Detroit to become one of the most renown motivational speakers of our generation. during his 30 years as a radio talk show host Spider has interviewed Nelson Mandela, Smokey Robinson, Marl Walhberg, Bill Clinton, James Brown, Don Cherry, LL Cool J, Chris Tucker, Muhammad Ali, Tina Turner and many others.

Spider Jones sparred with both Muhammad Ali and George Chuvalo. He has won the prestigious Edward R Murrow Award for broadcasting and was voted World Boxing Federation Boxing ring announcer of the year 2001 and again in 2004.

Jones has been the recipient of countless awards for his diligent and relentless work with youth-at-risk.

In life it’s not where you come from
but where you are going that counts!

Spider Jones

Billy "The Kid" Irwin

Irwin BayShore Fight Club

Billy Irwin was born in Niagara Falls on May 20th 1968. From a young age, he naturally excelled in all sports ranging from ice hockey to basketball. By 1983, a friend introduced him to an unfamiliar sport, boxing. His at-the-time coach, Pat Kelly told him from his adolescent age that if he continued pursuing boxing, he could really be the next renown athlete travelling the globe. Considering what his coach advised him, he continued boxing and won the Ontario Championships just two years later. In no time, Irwin began competing overseas to England.  Competing back in his native land two years after, he won a silver medal at the Canada Winter Games hosted in Nova Scotia.

Within a year, Irwin was listed under the Canadian National Team. With a proven prophecy from Coach Kelly, Billy’s success continued as he travelled and competed in the World Cup, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, and the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.   Travelling to Cuba, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and throughout Europe, Irwin was a true boxing professional.  His first big turnout was a full house audience held in Metro Convention Centre in Toronto where he won the IBO World Lightweight title in his 15th bout.

His rise to fame didn’t stop there. From then on, Billy became a regular on TSN and his bouts were aired across the nation via Pay Per View. After obtaining many titles and victorious fights, Billy was ranked a deserving #1 Lightweight in the world. His high-ranking title opened an opportunity to challenge Canada’s reigning champion at 140lbs for the IBF World Lightweight title on HBO.

As a retired professional boxer, Irwin was offered a coaching job at a local gym in Niagara Falls. Inspired by many provincial and national champions as well as his most recent coaching job, Irwin and his brother, Michael opened their own gym that catered to boxing training. They have now partnered with The BayShore Group in opening a second gym dedicated to boxing training in St. Catharines. With both boxing gyms in both cities, Irwin along with BayShore have inspired youth communities to develop self-confidence, discipline and an opportunity to become the next champion boxer like Irwin. 

I’ve competed all over the world,
been to the Olympics,
fought for world titles,
I want to find someone who goes
farther than me.

Billy "The Kid" Irwin
Special Guest

"Iron" Mike Tyson

Chiara J-Megna

BayShore Groups

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