Cancer doesn't pull punches and neither will you.

Since 2011, Haymakers for Hope has been training and transforming ordinary people into badass amateur boxers entering the ring for their first US Boxing-sanctioned bout - all while raising real money to knock out of cancer by supporting research, care, awareness, and survivorship.

Haymakers boxers commit to four months of intensive boxing training, all culminating in three rounds in front of an amped-up audience at a legit venue. Bragging rights never expire.

You don't need boxing experience. All you need is the mindset to KO cancer.

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The hits are real and so is the transformation

Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.
- John Perna

Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.

- Devin Pitts-Rogers
Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.
- Bjossi Ingimundarson

Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.

- Dane McCarthy
Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.
- Thomas Meade

Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.

- Janice Kelley

Not all fights end at the bell.

- Chuck McCallum
Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.
- Judd Smith
Haymakers for Hope’s mission is to knockout cancer the only way we know how, by literally fighting for a cure.
- Anthony Fortunato

"We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one."

- Kevin Green