Joseph Paulson

Gym

Wai Kru

Age

28

Reason for Participating

Like many people, I have been personally touched by the devastating effects of cancer. Unfortunately, I would be at a loss if I tried to think of someone I know who has not suffered from this disease either directly or via a loved one. Cancer, and other diseases, are my motivation for working in the research industry and trying to better understand how we can mitigate many of these illnesses. The first project I decided to devote my life to was in a disease area funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that kills almost a million children every year leading to my interest in pediatric diseases. I have always wanted an opportunity to raise money for a great cause like the Michael J. Dunleavy Foundation, a great organization that focuses on childhood cancer research, but never fit the bill of a marathoner, which is the most popular form of crowdsourcing I have seen. When I learned I could take a stab at boxing to raise money, I knew this would be another great way to give back.

Weight Class

Super Heavyweight

HomeTown

Allston, MA

BOXING NICKNAME
Joe

FAVORITE BOXER
Lennox Lewis

TOUGHEST PART OF TRAINING
Summit ave hill (in Brookline) runs. Those are the worst.

MOST ENJOYABLE PART OF TRAINING
Learning my limitations and getting to push myself.

HAS YOUR VIEW OF BOXING CHANGED?
Yes.  It's a much more cerebral game than I had ever imagined.

GREATEST SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE
Preparing for this fight.