We'd like to introduce our 2019 Boxer, Baris Oztimurlenk from Core BTS!
Baris “The Turkish Titan” Oztimurlenk is a Social Media Specialist with Hauppauge-based Core BTS (Business Technology Solutions), a customer-centric technology consulting organization dedicated to transforming IT experiences and delivering value to clients.
Baris is a member of the Fight for Charity Board. He became a Charity Boxer because his boss, Matt Pomara, became involved as fighter in 2018. He fell in love with the sport and the organization.
Baris said, “I wanted to do something not just for myself; I knew hard work and dedication in preparation for the Main Event would result in helping other Long Islanders in need.”
Baris will be donating a portion of his FFC fundraising to the TKO Strong Foundation for research to find a cure for Microvillus Inclusion Disease. Tom and Melissa Onorato founded the TKO Strong Foundation, after their son Thomas Kevin Onorato was born in 2013 with Microvillus Inclusion Disease, a rare genetic disease.
“Training and boxing in the 16th Main Event means everything to me; I am proud to tell people I’m fighting for charity,” Baris added.
Baris earned his B.S. in Informatics with concentration in Social Media at the University at Albany. He is a member of the University of Albany Alumni Association.
He is a graduate of Islip High School and resides in Islip.
Q: What made you decide to fight for charity?
““I wanted to do something not just for myself; I knew hard work and dedication in preparation for the Main Event would result in helping other Long Islanders in need.” ”