Rock 'N Rumble VIII: John George
Wednesday, February 28 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 John George, fighting out of Redline Fight Sports.
Where are you from?
Where’d you go to college?
Did you play any sports growing up?
What do you do for work?
Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
I’ve been interested in boxing for a long time but never pursued it. Haymakers seemed like a great opportunity to get involved with the sport and make a difference.
Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
I know my friends will be motivated to donate when they find out I’m getting punched in the face.
You’re stepping in the ring to literally fight for a cure - where are you drawing your inspiration from? How has cancer affected you?
Watching family and friends battle cancer has been a constant throughout my life. Their strength and courage always leads me to question, how can I help?
What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Giving up beers and burgers will be tough!
When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
I love watching movies and running along the Charles River.
Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
Be sure to check out his fundraising page here and wish him luck! Best of luck, John!