During the coming months, we’ll be highlighting our fighters in training for the upcoming Rumble in the Rockies II in Denver, CO on June 6th. 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 Kyle Chiasson, fighting out of ToS Boxing Gym.

Where are you from?
Duarte, California

Where’d you go to college?
Walla Walla University

Did you play any sports growing up?
Basketball, Soccer, and Hockey!

What do you do for work?
I own Best Option Restoration (Water, Fire, Mold)

Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
I chose to box because I've never done it and really have never been in a fight of any sort. I wanted the challenge! To challenge myself while also supporting an immense fight our world faces against cancer is the way to do it.

Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
I wanted the challenge and what better way to do it than to support the fight against cancer at the same time.

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 friends - so much suffering and loss in my friends lives because of cancer. It just sucks. I'm pooling together a list of loved ones from my friends and family. That's who I'm fighting for.

What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Sleep. My day is typically around 7-midnight but now that it is pushed back 3 hours I need to not only wake up early (4ish) but also get to bed on time. (I've told myself 10:30)

When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
I coach high school basketball and volleyball. While both seasons are over, I'm already prepping for next year. I also love life at the lake, so pretty soon it's lake season again. I spend as much time out there as I can.

Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
My Fiancé - my wedding is 6 weeks after the fight

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