During the coming months, we’ll be highlighting our fighters in training for the upcoming Rock ‘N Rumble IX in Boston on May 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 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 Jim Norcott, fighting out of TKO BoxFit.

Where are you from?
Quincy, MA

Where’d you go to college?
University of Rhode Island

Did you play any sports growing up?
Yes! Baseball, football and basketball.

What do you do for work?
I’m the head of sales for a foreign exchange trading platform.

Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
I’ve always wanted to learn how to fight but never set aside time to take it on. H4H provides the perfect opportunity!

Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
I previously participated in an athletic events which also involves raising charitable funds and I loved the combination of doing good for others while doing good for yourself.

You’re stepping in the ring to literally fight for a cure - where are you drawing your inspiration from? How has cancer affected you?
My biggest inspirations are my two grandmothers who have each fought and won multiple battles with cancer. Their perevsenance and strength can’t be matched but I’m going to try!

What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Spending all my free time with my wife and son.

When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
I love traveling and sharing experiences with friends and family. I also enjoy running, cycling and weight lifting.

Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
Mike O’Malley

Be sure to wish him luck! Best of luck, Jim!