Meet the Participants: Chris Washington

What is your boxing nickname?



The Candy Man

What music are you going to play as you enter the ring?

The Champ Is Here - Jadakiss

What inspired you to take part in this year's event?

I attended the event last year and thoroughly enjoyed myself.  This year I thought it'd be nice to take an active role in the cause and help drive awareness/raise money for childhood cancers and brain tumors.  I'm fighting to give children the opportunity to spend more time with their loved ones and to hopefully one day find a cure.

What has been the toughest part of your training so far?

Getting punched in the face and being okay with it.

Who is your boxing inspiration or favorite boxer?

Muhammed Ali

What has been the most enjoyable part of training so far?

The fitness... The training has been a great way to start off the new year on a good path.  

Have any of your preconceptions about boxing have been changed since you started training?

Yes, I found out that it isn't easy!