Media Advisory Toronto – February 29, 2012
Tensions are rising between two businesses in the Kingsway area. To get to the bottom of the good-natured beef, we took a walk into The Kingsway Boxing Club to find Jennifer Huggins, Club owner and Executive Director of The Fight To End Cancer (FTEC).
FTEC is an upcoming June 9 Gala event at Woodbine Racetrack featuring amateur boxing matches, fine dining, and a wealth of entertainment in support of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.
“The main bout of the night will see two great figures in the community squaring off in the ring. While there can only be one champion, on June 9 everybody will win as we fight to end cancer,” says Huggins.
Indeed, the event features undefeated Kingsway Boxing Club #1 Virgil Barrow taking on Andreas Tsagarelis, owner of the popular Caffe Demetre in the Kingsway.
The road to their June 9 showdown is already unfolding with both fighters training hard to represent their businesses and attract sponsorship funds. But the path to victory for a good cause first goes through an April Preliminary Weigh In where the two combatants will meet face to face for the first time.
One would imagine the prospect of stepping onto the scales may tilt heavier upon Caffe Demetre owner Andreas Tsagarelis, as he trains surrounded by the temptations of several flavors of top rank crepes, homemade ice creams and decadent treats at his well-known chain of stores. In contrast, Barrow prefers the Spartan concrete and steel décor of the Kingsway Boxing Club, where he trains 24 hours a day, yearning to save the world from sugary treats.
Set for June 9 at the Woodbine Racetrack, The Fight To End Cancer event to benefit the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation will be the fight of the year. Both fighters are appealing for support from local businesses and residents to deal a knockout blow against Cancer… See Below for more details!