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 Adam Aljoburi, fighting out of Downtown Boxing.

Where are you from?
Boca Raton, Florida

Where’d you go to college?
University of Florida

Did you play any sports growing up?

What do you do for work?

Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
I was seeking a physical and mental challenge that would push me while also allowing me to "unplug" from daily life during the workouts.

Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
To challenge myself while contributing to an excellent cause

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 inspiration comes from the people out there who are fighting cancer

What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Probably beers and wings during the first part of football season

When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
Cooking; Spending Time with Family and Friends; Reading; TV Shows

Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
Doink and Dink

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