Canadian boxer Cody Crowley gave an emotional post-fight interview on Saturday, dedicating his win to his late father, who took his own life. The emotional victory came after a tough fight against Josh Torres, which Crowley won by unanimous decision.
“anyone that is thinking of taking their own life and doesn’t want to be here…”
Emotional post fight speech from Cody Crowley after his victory.
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In the interview, Crowley was visibly emotional as he spoke about his father, who passed away just three months ago. “I wish he was here to see this. I did this for him,” Crowley said, tears streaming down his face.
Crowley went on to explain how his father had been his biggest supporter throughout his boxing career, always cheering him on from the sidelines. “He was always there for me, every single fight. He believed in me even when I didn’t believe in myself,” Crowley said.
The boxer also took the opportunity to speak out about mental health, urging others who may be struggling to seek help. “It’s important to talk to someone, anyone, if you’re struggling. Don’t keep it bottled up,” he said.
Crowley’s emotional interview struck a chord with fans and fellow boxers alike, who took to social media to offer their condolences and support. “Sending love and support to Cody Crowley and his family during this difficult time,” wrote one fan on Twitter.
Crowley’s win and emotional dedication to his father serve as a reminder of the power of sport to inspire and uplift, even in the face of personal tragedy.