Tuesday, March 27 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 Brett Forrest, fighting out of the Blunt Force Training.
Where are you from?
Colorado Springs, CO
Where’d you go to college?
University of Colorado at Boulder
Did you play any sports growing up?
Baseball, Track and Field, Soccer, Cross Country, and Basketball
What do you do for work?
I'm a TV producer and reporter for a new TV show called Daily Blast LIVE.
Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
Mostly because Brian Shroy prodded me, but also because it truly is something I've always wanted to try. I've never been in a fight and hope to never actually be in one, so this is my only chance to train and throw a few punches!
Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
If I'm going to try boxing, might as well do it on a big stage like this for a good cause.
You’re stepping in the ring to literally fight for a cure - where are you drawing your inspiration from? How has cancer affected you?
Everyone is affected by cancer either directly or indirectly. My maternal grandma had early stage breast cancer successfully removed before her passing and my aunt suffered from a bone cancer that sadly took her life. Personally, I had to have my entire colon removed due to complications from Ulcerative Colitis and fears it would lead to cancer. My friends, family, and anyone else out there who have dealt with cancer are who inspire me.
What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
I have already begun cutting back on junk food, daily pizza trips, and nights out partying. In other words, I have completely altered my lifestyle.
When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
I love snowboarding, hiking, traveling, photography, and trying to sing karaoke.
Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
None of my friends have wished me good luck or said they're excited for me. Instead, they have all said, "Can't wait to watch you get punched!" I'll take whatever support I can get.
Be sure to check out his fundraising page here and wish him luck! Best of luck, Brett!