During the coming months, we’ll be highlighting our fighters in training for the upcoming Rumble in the Rockies III in Denver on June 11th. 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 Conor Horan, fighting out of Front Range Boxing Gym.

Where are you from?
Denver, CO

Where’d you go to college?
Grand Canyon University

Did you play any sports growing up?

What do you do for work?
Security sales

Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
I have always been interested in boxing and Haymakers was the thing that finally pushed me to do so.

Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
To take a step to maximize my 2nd chance.

You’re stepping in the ring to literally fight for a cure - where are you drawing your inspiration from? How has cancer affected you?
I am a cancer survivor. Unfortunately, cancer has affected many people close to me. I feel this is an opportunity to make a difference, a difference that I have been wanting to make for a long time.

What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
I burn calories the way most people wish they could. I am eating more than normal to keep weight on. Time, food, beer, anything I am changing in my life is completely worth it!

When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
Throwing punches and running are currently my only hobbies!

Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
My dad is fired up! He did a tough-man competition at the Fillmore back in the day. My friends are all looking forward to it also!

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