Hawthorn Woods mayor's boxing match canceled

  • Hawthorn Woods Mayor Joe Mancino trains Thursday at Conquer Fight Club based in the Libertyville Sports complex.

      Hawthorn Woods Mayor Joe Mancino trains Thursday at Conquer Fight Club based in the Libertyville Sports complex. Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

 
By Mary Chappell
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 11/23/2019 7:37 PM

Longtime Hawthorn Woods Mayor Joe Mancino's boxing match scheduled for Saturday night was canceled.

Mancino was set to enter the ring at the Conquer Boxing Gym in the Libertyville Sports Complex, but his opponent failed a physical exam Friday morning, Mancino said in a Facebook post Friday evening.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

This happens often in amateur boxing, Mancino said. "I am bummed, but I trained hard and am in great fighting shape," Mancino said.

"So I win. Thank you for your support. I will now go out drinking instead."

It's unclear if the match will be rescheduled.

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