Rumble in the Rockies: Candace Alai
Thursday, March 22 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 Candace Alai, fighting out of The Corner Boxing Club.
Where are you from?
Huntington Beach, California
Where’d you go to college?
University of Colorado at Boulder
Did you play any sports growing up?
I played soccer and ran cross country and track and field
What do you do for work?
I'm a jack of all traits and have multiple occupations including medical assistant, fit model and dog walker/sitter.
Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
I have always pictured myself boxing which is why I'm not surprised I signed up.
Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
I'm always up for a challenge.
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 from my grandma, she passed from breast cancer almost 10 years ago. She was and still is one of the strongest women I know.
What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
All things sugar...chocolate, gummy bears, tequila, the 3 major food groups.
When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
I'm a big fan of running, especially up, down, in, and around mountains.
Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
Who would want to punch this?
Be sure to check out her fundraising page here and wish her luck! Best of luck, Candace!