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 Jay Driscoll, fighting out of EverybodyFights.

Where are you from?
Milton, MA

Where’d you go to college?
Trinity College

Did you play any sports growing up?
Golf and Hockey

What do you do for work?
Producer at Lockton Companies

Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
I started going to boxing classes during my winter break freshman year of college and have been addicted ever since. While I enjoy the conditioning/bag classes, I wanted to see what it was like to train for a real fight.

Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
Taking a few punches is a small price to pay to try and save a life.

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 fighting for my two friends who both recently lost their moms to breast cancer. If our team fundraising efforts are able to help give someone even one more day with a loved one, it’ll all be worth it.

What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Peanut M&Ms

When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
Golfing and traveling with my family

Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
Too many to name

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