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Boxer With Cerebral Palsy Remains Undefeated and Confident

Boxer With Cerebral Palsy Remains Undefeated and Confident


HE HAS A PUNISHING RIGHT HOOK AND THIS WEEKEND, HE’LL CLIMB IN THE RING TO THROW ANOTHER HAYMAKER AT A DISABILITY THAT HAS BEEN A LIFELONG OPPONENT. HE WILL HAVE YOU IN HIS CORN WHERE YOU HEAR HIS STORY. HE IS THE FIRST TO ADMIT HE CAN’T FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY BUT CAN STING LIKE A BEE WITH A SMILE. EARLY ON A SATURDAY MORNING AT THIS WAREHOUSE IN RANDOLPH WHERE HAVE WEEKEND WARRIORS EAT PUNCHING BAGS FOR BREAKFAST, ONE MAN PUNCHES ON TWO LEGS THAT DON’T WORK AS WELL. I LOVE THIS PLACE. Reporter: WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT IT? IT GETS ME GOING, BABY. BOOM, BOOM, BOOM. Reporter: McCARTHY HASY HAS — HAS CEREBRAL PALSY, A BRAIN INJURY AT BIRTH. AT AIM 34, HE SAID I’M GOING TO FIGHT. YOU SAID I’M GOING TO START BOXING. WHAT DID PEOPLE SAY? YOU’RE CRAZY. YOU’RE NUTS. A LOT OF PEOPLE DIDN’T BELIEVE ME. Reporter: SEAN GOT HIMSELF A TRAINER, ONE TO HELP HIM WITH BALANCE AND TAKE A VERBAL JAB. WE JOKE AROUND. HE TELLS ME HE IS GOING TO KNOCK ME OUT AND CALLS ME FAT. [LAUGHTER] Reporter: HE CALLS YOU FATS? YEAH, THAT’S WHAT I’M SAYING. SIT ON THE COACH — COUCH AND EAT LIKE YOU. Reporter: IF HE COULDN’T PUNCH HIS WAY OUT OF A PAPER BAG, HE WOULD STILL HAVE ATTITUDE AND DETERMINATION BUT HE’S GOOD. UNDEFEATED IN 11 SO-CALLED EXHIBITION FIGHTS. I GET YOU IN A CORNER AND START HAMMERING YOU. YOU’LL SEE IT. Reporter: NO, I WON’T. I WANT TO TAKE YOU INSIDE THE RING AND PUT A SHIRT ON. Reporter: SO YOU WANT TO BRING ME IN THE RING AND PUNCH ME A BIT? NO. I WON’T HURT YOU, DAVID. Reporter: HE GIVES ME A SHIRT, SIZE, TOO SMALL, AND WE HAVE FUN. YOU’RE IN THE RING NOW! YOU’RE MINE! [LAUGHTER] OH! [LAUGHTER] Reporter: OH, WATCH THAT. OH, TWO CAN PLAY AT THAT GAME! Reporter: SEAN SAID HE WILL FIGHT UNTIL HIS DOCTORS SAY DON’T. HE FEELS LIKE HE IS STILL IN THE EARLY ROUNDS WHICH ARE THE BEST ROUNDS FOR THE CHAMP. THE FIRST ROUND, I JUST FEEL YOU OUT. THE SECOND ROUND COMES AND YOU ARE MESSING WITH THE WRONG DUDE. [LAUGHTER] HE IS THE BEST. SEAN’S NEXT FIGHT IS THIS SATURDAY AT 5:00 AT THE BOSTON CLUB CALLED THE RING ON CONN AVENUE. IT’S ALL IN FUN. I WAS WAIT FOR EXAMPLE YOU TO YELL, NOT THE FACE. NOT THE FACE. I TOLD HIM AHEAD OF TIME, THE ONLY RULE IS NOTHING HERE. [LAUGHTER] WHAT AN INCREDIBLE ATTITUDE. AND HE JUST SMILES THE WHOLE

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