Rock 'N Rumble VIII: Eric Sonis
Friday, March 2 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 Eric Sonis, fighting out of the EverybodyFights.
Where are you from?
Where’d you go to college?
Did you play any sports growing up?
What do you do for work?
Equity derivatives sales
Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
I have been to several haymakers events and every time I have left thinking “I should do that”. I picked up Boxing over the summer and I loved the physical and mental challenge it provided me and the next logical step was to put all this training to the test.
Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
Besides being an outstanding cause and event I was looking for a personal goal outside of my normal life. I felt like I wanted to challenge and push myself and reawaken some of the competitiveness I used to have.
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 have been unbelievably lucky in life but someone once told me that all it takes to turn things around is a dr saying “hmmmm.....I don’t like the look of that”. I’m fighting for all of the (too many people) that have heard that.
What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Time with my two boys Max (5) and Caden (3)
When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
Being the best dad and husband I can be.
Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
My little (bigger) brother
Be sure to check out his fundraising page here and wish him luck! Best of luck, Eric!