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 Dan Findley, fighting out of EverybodyFights.

Where are you from?
Duxbury, MA

Where’d you go to college?
Bowdoin College

Did you play any sports growing up?
Hockey and Basketball

What do you do for work?
Representative for a Mutual Insurance Company

Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
Never. If you ask anyone that knows me, I am as non-confrontational as they come. That does not mean I haven't had my fair share of scraps on the ice.

Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
I had the chance to speak with Haymakers alumni through my time training at EverybodyFights. After hearing how they pushed themselves beyond what they thought was possible, performed on a stage unlike any they had before, and fought to raise money for people who are in the fight of their lives, I knew I wanted to sign up.

You’re stepping in the ring to literally fight for a cure - where are you drawing your inspiration from? How has cancer affected you?
Cancer affects everyone. Personally, I have not battled cancer, however I have friends and family who have. I am fighting for them, but I am also fighting for the millions of people who are battling, have battled, and will battle this disease.

What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Red Wine. Pure and simple.

When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
I enjoy skiing, golf, hockey, traveling, volunteering.

Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
My Boss

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