NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Yahoo News Photo Staff

A shuttered fertilizer plant in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx served as the latest venue for an NYPD boxing event, which this time around was called the Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle.

Approximately 5,000 people — most of them off-duty cops, their families and friends — watched and cheered as officers with the NYPD settled disputes in the boxing ring at the New York Expo Center.

Police officers and sergeants from across the city proceeded to pummel one another for three one-minute rounds, their anger and lack of boxing experience both evidenced by wild swings, red faces and stumbling feet. (Yahoo News)

Photography by Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News

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<p>A shuttered fertilizer plant in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx served as the latest venue for the NYPD boxing event “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

A shuttered fertilizer plant in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx served as the latest venue for the NYPD boxing event “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Dave Siev, head coach and president of NYPD Fighting Finest Boxing Team, introduces the fighters for the next match during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Dave Siev, head coach and president of NYPD Fighting Finest Boxing Team, introduces the fighters for the next match during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>EMS officer Kwane Mendez gets set to enter the ring during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

EMS officer Kwane Mendez gets set to enter the ring during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Police officer Andrew Freeman, left looks dejected after losing a split decision against <span>Greg Hamilton</span> in the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Police officer Andrew Freeman, left looks dejected after losing a split decision against Greg Hamilton in the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>The crowds cheer on fighters during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

The crowds cheer on fighters during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Greg Hamilton gets a wake-up call punch from Andrew Freeman in a heavy bout during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Greg Hamilton gets a wake-up call punch from Andrew Freeman in a heavy bout during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Dwayne Leeshue gets in the right mindset before his fight against Chris Chin during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Dwayne Leeshue gets in the right mindset before his fight against Chris Chin during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Gilberto Morales gets set to make his move on Remington Laboy at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Gilberto Morales gets set to make his move on Remington Laboy at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Emergency Medical Services member Fabian Zavala, right, lands a punch on NYPD officer Billy Ramirez during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Emergency Medical Services member Fabian Zavala, right, lands a punch on NYPD officer Billy Ramirez during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Dwayne Leeshue, left, follows through on a punch against the NYPD’s Billy Ramirez during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Dwayne Leeshue, left, follows through on a punch against the NYPD’s Billy Ramirez during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Police officer Andrew Freeman poses for a photo before jumping into the ring at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Police officer Andrew Freeman poses for a photo before jumping into the ring at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Department of Corrections officer Daisha Butts, aka “Pretty Ma,” sits in her corner between rounds during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Department of Corrections officer Daisha Butts, aka “Pretty Ma,” sits in her corner between rounds during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>EMS officer Caleb Tavarez knocks fellow officer Olkuncle Oladipuipo off balance during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

EMS officer Caleb Tavarez knocks fellow officer Olkuncle Oladipuipo off balance during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>EMS officer Caleb Tavarez poses for a photo before his match at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

EMS officer Caleb Tavarez poses for a photo before his match at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Destyni Bynoe picks herself up after being knocked down to the canvas during a women’s match during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Destyni Bynoe picks herself up after being knocked down to the canvas during a women’s match during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Dwayne Leeshue sits in his corner between rounds during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Dwayne Leeshue sits in his corner between rounds during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York City Police officer Anthony Davilla of the 79th precinct is pulled away by the referee after knocking down EMS officer Kwane Mendez at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

New York City Police officer Anthony Davilla of the 79th precinct is pulled away by the referee after knocking down EMS officer Kwane Mendez at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>The crowd is happy getting their money’s worth for charity during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

The crowd is happy getting their money’s worth for charity during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Mark Evans reaches back to throw a punch against Makesi Oliver during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Mark Evans reaches back to throw a punch against Makesi Oliver during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Britnney Saxon knocks down Destyni Bynoe during a women’s match during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Britnney Saxon knocks down Destyni Bynoe during a women’s match during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>New York State trooper Mike Glassey lands a left on Det. Hugh McHugh during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

New York State trooper Mike Glassey lands a left on Det. Hugh McHugh during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Makesi Oliver stands in his corner before his fight against Mark Evans in the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Makesi Oliver stands in his corner before his fight against Mark Evans in the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Sgt. Mark Evans celebrates his win at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Sgt. Mark Evans celebrates his win at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Marco Padilla, right, lands a blow off the protective gear of Edgar Duncan at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Marco Padilla, right, lands a blow off the protective gear of Edgar Duncan at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Thomas Boatswain during his match against Keith Drummond at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Thomas Boatswain during his match against Keith Drummond at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>IAB deputy inspector Carole Rowe corners police officer Lorangy Vasquez during a tag team match at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

IAB deputy inspector Carole Rowe corners police officer Lorangy Vasquez during a tag team match at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Thomas Boatswain, left, gets pushed back by Keith Drummond during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Thomas Boatswain, left, gets pushed back by Keith Drummond during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Remington Laboy, left, mixes it up with Gilberto Morales at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Remington Laboy, left, mixes it up with Gilberto Morales at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Lt. Darryl Knight lands a punch that knocks down Detective Ariel Marte during a tag team match at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Lt. Darryl Knight lands a punch that knocks down Detective Ariel Marte during a tag team match at the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Ariel Marte’s headgear needs an adjustment while battling Darryl Knight during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Ariel Marte’s headgear needs an adjustment while battling Darryl Knight during the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

<p>Following a successful night, organizer Dave Siev thanks the fighters, volunteers and crowd who attended the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) </p>
NYPD settles disputes in the boxing ring in the ‘Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle’

Following a successful night, organizer Dave Siev thanks the fighters, volunteers and crowd who attended the “Bronx Tough Turkey Tussle” at the New York Expo Center in the Bronx, New York, on Nov. 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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