The FDNY‘s boxing club is getting ready for its first Fight Night since the start of the pandemic.
FDNY firefighter Niko Negron is taking on Brooklyn EMT Javier Rosario in an old-fashioned grudge match.
“True grudge matches, guys that maybe didn’t get along on the job, maybe had a little score to settle and have decided to settle it like gentlemen in the ring,” said Bobby McGuire, president of the FDNY Boxing Club.
The club has been around nearly four decades.
This week, they’re training at the Hit Factory gym in Bay Ridge for Friday’s annual “Thrilla in Camilla” charity fundraiser at Rockaway Beach.
“We have three fights versus the Massachusetts State Police, then we have several FDNY versus EMS grudge matches,” McGuire told CBS2’s Ali Bauman.
One of the most anticipated fights of the night will feature decorated amateur champ Manhattan firefighter Nicole Malpeso.