The Final Countdown: Bobby O'Brien
Thursday, May 2 2019
We’re less than 2 weeks away from fight night and as the fighters are in the final stretch we wanted to get in their head and see how they’re feeling about the upcoming bout on May 15th. Bobby O’Brien is ready for fight night. Learn a little more about his training, and what he’s looking forward to after getting out of that ring!
What has been the most surprising thing so far about your journey to fight night?
How bad I am at boxing LOL I'm serious though, yo.
Tell us about your trainer…
My trainers are incredible. Both are badass fighters. So knowledgeable. So tough. Hoping some of that rubs off on me on fight night.
Have you had any injuries so far? How have you overcome those?
Yes. Nose was keeps moving in a weird way and making funky sounds. Ribs hurt whenever I breathe, move or sleep. I strained my calf sparring with Mike cuz he's so athletic and moves so damn much. I just usually go and weep all by myself.
Have you hit your fundraising goal yet? What has surprised you most about fundraising for an event like this?
No. I'm hurting. Even with my hilarious Instagram posts. $7,500 is a lot for a lone wolf like myself.
How do you imagine the day leading up to your fight?
Same routine. Breakfast. Coffee. Stalk pretty girls on Instagram. Work. Nap. Then fight. That last part will be a little different obviously. Although I am trying to workout at night to get my body ready.
Are you nervous? What are you most nervous about?
Hell yeah, dawg. Uhhh, most nervous about everything! Duh.
What do you think you’ll do immediately after your fight? What’s going to be your first meal?
Breathe. Just breathe. Just like Ann Nalick sings :"'Cause you can't jump the track, We're like cars on a cable, And life's like an hourglass, Glued to the table, No one can find the rewind button girl, So cradle your head in your hands, And breathe, Just breathe, Whoa breathe, Just breathe."
What is your boxing nickname if you have one? How did you get it?
The Bruiser. Except when I'm napping, then I'm The Snoozer. And if I'm just hanging out with you I'm The Loser! Just joke nicknames that date back to my Chestnut Hill days.
Do you think you’ll continue to box/train after Haymakers is over?
I used to think I definitely would. Now I'm thinking nah dawg. Back to surfing, running and playing tennis. My inner hippie has reared its non-fighting head, homez.
What advice would you give anyone who is interested in signing up to KO cancer?
Definitely go for it! Incredible organization! Tremendous cause. You'll raise money for a badass charity. And learn a ton about yourself. Just be ready to get punched in the head. A lot!!
Good luck Bobby!