On the night of the 2nd of October 2009, I had just left the gym after my usual kick-boxing practice session and I was driving my scooter on my way home. At a junction, a car ran a red light and hit me at high speed. That car threw me 50 foot away and left my leg shattered. I then was in a medically induced coma for 3 days and when I finally woke up I found that my leg was gone. When I opened my eyes, my first thought was: “Will I ever be able to get back in the ring?”. As soon as I got my first implant, in January 2010, I went back to practicing kickboxing, but due to complications, in the summer I had to undergo even more surgery on my leg. It was only after this second operation that I started with boxing, joining the OPYGYM under the supervision of an Italian champion, Andrea Sarritzu. Unfortunately in 2013, I was back in hospital for surgery, and let me tell you, it’s not easy to go back to the gym when you have more than 20 stitches in your leg. I went through a tough phase and felt physically and emotionally scarred by all these never ending problems with my leg. I stopped training and stayed away from the ring for a couple of years.It was only in September 2015 that I decided to go back to OPYGYM as I finally understood that I was missing that smell and that I couldn’t stay away from the punching bags and the ropes any longer. From that point onwards, I told myself: “No one will ever stop me again! I’ll keep fighting for all of this!”. Since then I did a lot of boxing as an amateur but with a serious commitment to raise the bar to the next level: to practice it competitively. I’ve put a lot of sweat, passion, and sacrifice in to it and that worked great, also as a rehabilitation therapy. It all culminated in an event that I will never forget, when the crowd at Teatro Pricipe in Milano welcomed me with open arms for a friendly three round match versus Malù Marenzi, in a night that still inspires me and provides endless meanings to never stop following my dreams.