During the coming months, we’ll be highlighting our fighters in training for the upcoming Hope NYC VIII in NYC on November 14th. 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 Logan Lowe, fighting out of Mendez Boxing.

Where are you from?
New York City

Where’d you go to college?
Princeton University

Did you play any sports growing up?
Wrestling, soccer, rugby, baseball, martial arts

What do you do for work?
Portfolio manager at a structured credit hedge fund.

Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
Contact sports have always been like a religion for me, but I thought my days of competing were behind me.

Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
I wanted to support an incredible cause and prove to myself that I could still compete.

You’re stepping in the ring to literally fight for a cure - where are you drawing your inspiration from? How has cancer affected you?
Everyone has loved ones who have suffered from cancer. When I was a pre-med in college, I envisioned myself helping people through medicine and medical research. Although I went another direction with my career, H4H has provided me an opportunity to contribute to this vital cause.

What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Time with my wife.

When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
Spending time with my family and friends, traveling, podcasts, and TV binges

Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
My younger (and much smaller) brother.

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