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When Erica McMaster realized she wouldn’t be able to attend this weekends FTEC2016 Orientation, she wrote this to share with the hopeful fighters trying out . Trust us when we tell you, both her and her opponent Paige Cunningham are perfect people to talk to if you are thinking of stepping into the ring to Fight To End Cancer!


Words From FTEC2015 Fighter | Erica McMaster

When I signed up for FTEC 2015, nothing could have prepared me for the intensity of what it would involve, and just how much it would impact my life. I’ve competed in several sports, but NOTHING, I repeat nothing, comes close to the grueling workouts dished out at Kingsway Boxing, the psychological turmoil of learning the science of boxing, and the mental anguish experienced week after week – I cried, A LOT.

Erica and her significant other and FTEC2016 hopeful, Craig Lauzon Photo By: Al Quintero

Erica and her “Partner in Crime” and FTEC2016 hopeful, Craig Lauzon
Photo By: Al Quintero

I also had some of the highest moments of my life to date. The new family I inherited and the friendships that were made are irreplaceable. Jennifer Huggins and Virgil Barrow, along with the incredible coaching crew, changed my life. With them you are in good hands – (and ones that will also deliver the beating of your life). I would do it again without hesitation if I had to, though I’m not gonna lie, I’m glad I get to sit by and watch my partner in crime go through it as I guiltlessly drink a beer (or three) from the sidelines.
If you want a challenge, and to prove that pretty much anything is possible when you set your mind and heart to it, then this event is for you.
I wish I could’ve been here today! But luckily for you, the gym floor is that much drier without me;)

FTEC-EMcMaster229x300Read Erica’s experience from start to finish in the blog she updated weekly in the lead up to Fight To End Cancer 2015
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