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The matchups for the upcoming Long Island Fight for Charity event were formally announced during a recent ceremony, hosted at Simplay in Hauppauge.
The boxers found out who they’ll be squaring off against on Nov. 20, when the 14th annual charity networking event hits the Hilton Long Island in Melville.
The main event will feature 10 bouts with boxers who represent the Long Island business community, including seven with ties to the Town of Huntington.
Jamie Austin, co-founder LIFFC, said the volunteer boxers are “entering the home stretch of their training and preparation.”
“With approximately seven weeks left before the main event on Nov. 20, our boxers and everyone in our organization will be using the time to make a final push in efforts to raise funds to help our fellow Long Islanders in need,” Austin added. “At this point, we can reflect upon our accomplishments over the past year and know our efforts going forward will have a positive impact on each and every one of the individuals, children and families we strive to help; they are the reason why we fight.”
Proceeds from the main event will be donated to the Long Island Community Chest, The Genesis School and the National Foundation for Human Potential.
Tickets start at $135 and are available, along with sponsorship information, at Lifightforcharity.org or by calling 877-240-7821.
The slate of three-round bouts will include:
• Brian “The Punisher” Weiner, of Smithtown, program manager for Telephonics Corporation in Huntington vs.
Johnathan “Lethal Motion” Cartelli, Esq. of East Meadow, principle of the Law Office of Johnathan Cartelli, P.C., in Middle Village
• Paolo (Moira) “Pretty Face” Salomon, of Lloyd Harbor, and a fitness manager with New York Sports Club Long Beach vs.
Mike Signorelli, a coach at Heavy Hitters in Ronkonkoma
• Eliud “The Vortex” Custodio, of Huntington, director of design and technology at ICD Publications in Islandia vs.
Lance “The Divorcer” Simon, of Brightwaters, founder and principal of Commack-based Simon Law Group PLLC
• Gregg “Long Range Strike” Aramanda, of Huntington, senior sales and proposal director at GE Aviation LLC in Bohemia vs.
David “Double-Click” Tan, of Glenwood Landing, chief technology officer and co-founder of Syosset-based CHIPS Technology Group Inc.
• Kyle “The Real Deal” Burkhardt, of Seaford, and senior director at Melville-based Cushman & Wakefield vs.
John “Imperial Knight” Kraft, of Centerport, head bartender at IMC Restaurant & Bar in Huntington