During the coming months, we’ll be highlighting our fighters in training for the upcoming Rock ‘N Rumble X in Boston on October 13th. 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 Christian Doskocil fighting out of Camp Get Right.

Where are you from?
Worcester, Massachusetts

Where did you go to college?

Did you play any sports growing up?
Baseball and Football

What do you do for work?
Construction Project Manager

Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
For the cause- if someone can fight cancer I can step into the ring to help KOCancer. I absolutely did not picture myself fighting...

Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
I'm grateful that a coworker of mine is a Haymakers for Hope alumni and encouraged me to apply.

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 never had the opportunity to meet my grandmother who was taken by cancer before I was born. Now I have the opportunity to step into the ring and fight for her and all others impacted by cancer.

What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Nighttime dessert Netflix and Chill. Weekend wings and beers. TGIF's Frozen Buffalo Chicken Tenders.

When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
Spending quality time with my wife and 7 month old daughter. Weekend adventures in New Hampshire- hiking, grilling and boating.

Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
My former college baseball teammates ... definitely not my wife ...

Check out his fundraising page and be sure to wish him luck! Best of luck, Christian!