Manitoba

Cancer survivor takes fight to boxing ring

Winnipegger Patrick Molloy has endured 30 rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, spent 30 days in hospital, and gone six months of being unable to speak.
A Winnipeg man who survived oral cancer has another fight on his hands: a boxing match. 2:05

Winnipegger Patrick Molloy has endured 30 rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, spent 30 days in hospital, and gone six months of being unable to speak.

Now, this 41-year-old cancer survivor is taking his fight to the boxing ring.

Six years ago, Molloy was diagnosed with a nasty and aggressive tongue cancer that affected his speech but not his attitude.

Given only a small chance of survival, Molloy beat the odds.

His focus is now on training for a big amateur boxing match, The Shamrock Showdown, being held at the Caboto Centre on Wilkes Avenue in Winnipeg on March 17.

Fittingly, for Molloy, it happens on St. Patrick's Day.