Friday, March 09, 2012

Leo Boxers Fight for the Cure - Featured on Fox 32

Leo High Students Boxing Club Looks to Knockout Kids' Cancer:

Leo High Students Boxing Club Looks to Knockout Kids' Cancer
Updated: Friday, 09 Mar 2012, 9:13 AM CST
Published : Friday, 09 Mar 2012, 9:13 AM CST

By Patrick Elwood, FOX Chicago News

Chicago - We are one week away from our big St. Baldricks FOX Chicago Schools Challenge shave day at 'The Cell.' With more than 75 schools joining us to help conquer kids' cancer, we've already raised $415,000.

Inside the halls and the ring at Leo High School, kids are putting on the gloves to fight kids' cancer.

Leo High School has been around since 1926, a boys Catholic college prep where young boys grow to be strong, community minded young men.

On Saturday at 3 p.m. at 115 Bourbon Street in Merionnette Park, they are looking to deliver that knock-out punch to kids cancer.

The Leo Boxing Club's motivations are real.

The guys under the leadership of their coach Mike Joyce have been planning for this Saturday night for a long time now, getting in shape and growing their hair.

Coach Joyce is a Leo graduate himself and the son-in-law of Muhammad Ali.

Joyce is as proud as he can be of his guys.

He and friend John O'Sullivan are organizing Saturday's boxing matches.

So the sky is the limit here, when the Leo Lion roars like it will Saturday when that bell rings, good things happen.

As the champ himself once said, "it's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself."

These kids and their coach believe as well.

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