Rock 'N Rumble VIII: Erik Johnson
Monday, February 12 2018
During the coming months, we’ll be highlighting our fighters in training for the upcoming Rock ‘N Rumble VIII in Boston on May 17th. They’ve committed to four months of fundraising and training in preparation to get in the ring and literally fight for a cure. Whether their mom is battling, their father has passed or their friend has put up a victory against the disease – they’ve all got a story to tell and they’ve all got a reason to fight. Below you’ll hear from Erik Johnson, fighting out of the Union Street Boxing.
Where are you from?
Where’d you go to college?
Did you play any sports growing up?
Yes, I grew up playing soccer, baseball, basketballand football. In high school I picked up lacrosse as well and ended up laying Club Lacrosse in College.
What do you do for work?
Project Manager for Trinity Building and Construction Management.
Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
I've always been a big Rocky Balboa fan and always dreamed of one day being on that stage with the lights shining on you.
Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
Crazy unique opportunity where you could do a super rewarding activity that challenges yourself and also help others who are in the fight of their lives.
You’re stepping in the ring to literally fight for a cure - where are you drawing your inspiration from? How has cancer affected you?
I'm drawing inspiration for the dozens of family and friends who have already battled this terrible disease.
What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Cookies.....I've always been known as a Cookie Monster!
When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
Spending time with my wife and two little girls. (3 years and 11 months!)
Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
I would say my fellow co-workers at Trinity!
Be sure to check out his fundraising page here and wish him luck! Best of luck, Erik!