This morning was a special treat—I, along with my fellow Fight For Charity boxers, was featured LIVE on the News 12 Long Island broadcast. The television crew came down to the Westbury Boxing Club, one of the event’s supporting gyms, and filmed with us from around 5am to 9am.
Just two weeks left until the Long Island Fight for Charity event! If you haven’t purchased your tickets, now’s the time! Visit http://www.vortexboxing.com/tickets and select Eliud “The Vortex” Custodio at Checkout as the boxer you’re supporting. If you can’t attend, a donation of any amount would greatly help the charities we are fighting for.
Last night was our official boxer match up. This was a fun event held at SIMPLAY in Hauppauge, NY—an entertainment facility with game simulators (golf, hockey, etc.), a banquet area, bars and more. The atmosphere was light and lively with many in attendance. As you would imagine, most attending were doing so to support their specific boxer but the camaraderie was quite broad and the appreciation of the boxers and Long Island Fight for Charity foundation was evident.
Up until now we have been training hard and doing what we can to fundraise but we haven’t been aware of who we would actually battle in the ring come fight night. This event is when we found out. Continue reading “Boxer match ups announced”
This is an interview from the Boxer Announcement event back in May. They asked me to share why I’m participating, etc. I’m happy to see my physical transformation—shedding nearly 15 pounds [thus far] since this video!
Last night I was thinking back to when I first started exploring boxing as a fitness solution. It has to be about five or six years back. With the help of my wife’s razor-sharp memory, we were able to piece together the start. Continue reading “Hindsight heavy bags, a retrospective”
You’re in the ring and punches are flying… at you. You can fight back, of course. But, sometimes your best move is to be patient and employ the proper defense. It’s funny—as simple as that concept sounds, knowing what to do in the heat of the moment may be harder than one realizes. This is chess, not checkers, after all. Continue reading “Defensively offensive”
What you see in this photo is the post-blood draw wrap from my annual oncologist check-up. If you think it looks a lot like a boxer’s hand wrap, well, so do I. After 15 years of needles, I find it curious that the first time I’m given this bandage—instead of the ubiquitous cotton ball and tape—it happens to be a just few months before my Fight For Charity boxing event. And, no, they weren’t aware I was boxing. Continue reading “Evidently, the phlebotomist got the boxing memo”