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 Kyle Huffstetler.

Potomac, MD

Where’d you go to college?
Boston College

Did you play any sports growing up?
Pretty much every sport

What do you do for work?
Food & Beverage in the CPG space

Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
No, I definitely did not.

Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
To get in shape, raise money for a great cause, and meet interesting/new people.

You’re stepping in the ring to literally fight for a cure - where are you drawing your inspiration from? How has cancer affected you?
Yes, very closely, as it has for pretty much everyone.

What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
No single item specifically, however, the formation and continuation of good habits is very difficult and will definitely be the most challenging part.

When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
Cooking (French trained chef), all things food, tennis, platform tennis, a forgotten love for power lifting, not wearing socks, Strategy & Operations, hanging out with my wife/French bulldog.

Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
Likely some of my pals

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