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 Greg Feig, fighting out of Mendez Boxing.

Where are you from?
Allentown PA

Where’d you go to college?
University of Delaware

Did you play any sports growing up?
Nothing serious…

What do you do for work?
Director of Finance at CCMP Capital

Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
Started to Box to get into shape after putting on 25 pounds caring for my daughter.

Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
While taking a cardio class I met a trainer who was involved with the 2017 event

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 daughter was diagnosed and beat AML Leukemia in 2017.

What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
At 42 years old I am hoping that my body holds up

When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
I am lucky to have a tight nit group of 15 college friends that physically still hang out as much as possible.

Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
My friends have really come together to make this night unforgettable.

Check out her fundraising page and be sure to wish her luck! Best of luck, Greg!