"We will fight anyone, anywhere, anytime...
for a good cause."

Since FDNY Bravest Boxing's inception in 1982, the team has kept close to their motto: stepping into the ring to serve others. Often pitted against rivals in law enforcement - both local and international - the sanctioned bouts have raised money to sold out crowds for numerous charities. These active firefighters participate in amateur matches where all proceeds from ticket sales are donated. Some who enter the squared circle for the first time become enthralled with the sweet science and have carried their careers beyond the FDNY's events. A handful of these amateurs compete for championship belts and under prestigious amateur promotions like The Golden Gloves - all on their own time, and their own dime.


Julie LaDisa (Golden Gloves) - April 21st, 2017

A photo essay featuring FDNY's own Julie LaDisa as she fights in the 90th annual Golden Gloves finals. 

Madison Square Garden - November 22nd, 2014

The FDNY makes their return to the biggest stage in boxing to raise funds for United States Army Corporal Jesse Murphree and his new home. 

Webster Hall - March 10th, 2017

Fighting for Building Homes for Heroes, proceeds from this event went to Lieutenant Colonel Melchizedek “Kato” Martinez and his family.