Rumble in the Rockies: Alex Landy
Monday, March 26 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 Alex Landy, fighting out of the Corner Boxing Club.
Where are you from?
Where’d you go to college?
Did you play any sports growing up?
Basketball, track, cross country
What do you do for work?
Hospital medicine physician
Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
I've never boxed but I've always wanted to try it. Haymaker's gave me the push I needed to get into the gym and try it out.
Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
My friend was involved in the Haymaker's charity from an early stage and I've always admired the work the organization has done raising money for cancer research. When I found out Haymaker's was coming to Denver I jumped at the opportunity to participate and help raise money and awareness.
You’re stepping in the ring to literally fight for a cure - where are you drawing your inspiration from? How has cancer affected you?
As a resident and now as a hospitalist I see a lot of sick patients on a daily basis. I think some of the patients who stick with me the most from my training and in my work at Kaiser Permanente are the patients who have to face cancer. I hope that I can summon a fraction of the courage and resilience those patients show in my training.
What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
I recently got engaged to the most amazing woman and we also have a 1 year old puppy at home. The hardest thing for me to give up will be spending time with Julia and Loki.
When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
Skiing the gnar, pick-up basketball, and binging on Netflix
Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
My a**hole friends from college and residency
Be sure to check out his fundraising page here and wish him luck! Best of luck, Alex!