Raymond “The Punisher” Rivera

Raymond “The Punisher” Rivera is a Chef at Lessings at the Timber Point Country Cub in Great River, where he taps his broad culinary skills for banquets, event catering and ala Carte menu delights. Steve Kirschbaum introduced him to Fight for Charity.

“I wanted to be a Fight for Charity boxer,” said Raymond, “to raise awareness among the people I come in to contact with on a day to day basis. When I tell them I’m going to be boxing, they want to know – When? Where? Why? So it opens a dialog to talk about issues I would not normally bring up.

“Personally this opportunity means a lot to me. I have a few family members with autism, but I’m especially motivated because of my Godson Jayden Mendez who is autistic, but always has a positive attitude and inspires me to do better with the blessings God has given me. The way I see it, he’s in a battle every day for life so why not train and fight to help a worthy cause.”

Raymond is a member of the American Culinary Federation. He earned an A.D. at NYRS and BA from SUNY New Paltz.

A resident of Islip, Raymond is married and has five children ages 4 to 16.

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