During the coming months, we’ll be highlighting our fighters in training for the upcoming Beltway Brawl in DC on September 19th. 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 Adrian "AD" Howe, fighting out of Downtown Boxing.

Where are you from?
Right here in Chocolate City baby

Where’d you go to college?
Princeton University (Vocational studies)

Did you play any sports growing up?
Well sure. Hide and Seek, Scarecrow Tag, What's the time, Mr. Wolf? Honestly, lots.

What do you do for work?
Many of my friends would say I've never worked a day in my life

Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
Wait, this is a boxing event?

Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
Oh no

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 can eat a plate of shit

What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Someone will pay dearly for the missed happy hours alone

When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
I play a lot of Pogs, spend a bunch of time indoors. A million other things too I'm just blanking at the moment!

Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
Me, the sick fuck

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