During the coming months, we’ll be highlighting our fighters in training for the upcoming Hope NYC in NYC on November 15th. They’ve committed to four months of fundraising and training in preparation to get in the ring and literally fight for a cure. Whether they've had first hand experience, 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 Jake Trundle, fighting out of Mendez Boxing in New York City.

Where are you from?
New York City

Where did you go to college?
Tulane university

Did you play any sports growing up?
Baseball mainly

What do you do for work?

Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
simple answer, no

Why on earth did you sign up to fight?
I’ve known of this amazing event for a couple years and knew that if the opportunity ever came where I can be a part of this, if I could do more the help then I would have to.

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 just trying to do what I can to help the countless victims and all of the health professionals working every day.

What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training?
Football Sunday’s

When you’re not throwing punches and training -  what other hobbies/interests do you have?
My dog, outdoor work

Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
Same as everyone else; best friends

Be sure to check out his fundraising page and wish him luck! Best of luck, Jake!