Volunteer Ready to Take a Punch, Deliver a Punch for Charity


Vincent “Victory” Keaveny is working hard, getting ready to deliver his punches in his first official boxing match Monday, one of several men and women who will trade blows to raise money for charity.

The Northport resident, who manages private wealth for Bank of America, signed up in June to participate in the Long Island Fight for Charity,  which will take place Monday night at the Huntington Hilton.

He only began sparring in September after his boxing gear arrived.

Keaveny, who was working out Thursday at the Academy of Boxing in Huntington Station, said he decided to step into the ring because “I want to show my kids. It’s easy to write a check. It’s different, you learn about the cause” getting hands on in his commitment, working up a sweat and dodging punches.

Keaveny is the father of three children, ages 14, 13 and 11.

He’ll be boxing Jeffrey Ettenger in support of two charities, the Suffolk Sheriff’s Foundation, which works with at-risk youth, and TIKVA, an orphanage in Ukraine.

Boxers are expected to raise at least $10,000 total, with funds also going to Long Island Community Chest.

The matches are scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Monday.

Keaveny with Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr.

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