Rumble in the Rockies: Josh Siegel
Thursday, March 15 2018
During the coming months, we’ll be highlighting our fighters in training for the upcoming Rumble in the Rockies in Denver on June 14th. 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 Josh Siegel, fighting out of Bodies by Perseverance.
Where are you from?
Where’d you go to college?
University of Colorado
Did you play any sports growing up?
What do you do for work?
Commercial Real Estate
Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
I've always admired the boxing lifestyle and commitment boxers have to train, compete, and win. Being given the opportunity to fight in a sport that is not considered mainstream is a challenge I am excited to take on.
Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
You’re stepping in the ring to literally fight for a cure - where are you drawing your inspiration from? How has cancer affected you?
Cancer affects just about everyone in one way or another but my family has been touched by cancer on both sides since as long as I can remember. I lost my Uncle Larry Silver to Leukemia in 2005 and my Aunt Sondra Rose to Pancreatic cancer in 2015 - they were some of the strongest and most inspirational people I knew. I am fighting in their memory. Every year, since 2006, my family has hosted the LSMGT, a golf tournament that raises money for families with children undergoing cancer treatment.
What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Probably the time spent on other activities with friends, playing softball, going out, etc. I think focusing my weekends on boxing and a healthy lifestyle will help prepare me for fight night. I'm not giving up coffee.
When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
I love spending time in the Rocky Mountains and exploring, playing softball, basketball, golf, cooking with my Mom, or hanging out driving the 48' Studebaker with my dad. During the week, I am busy working in commercial real estate which is my other passion!
Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
Too many to count....
Be sure to check out his fundraising page here and wish him luck! Best of luck, Josh!