Before Gavin even asked me if I would like to do the Fight Like a Pro program, I had seriously thought about it, however, due to the financial side of things – it wasn’t really an option. I was absolutely blown away when Gavin offered me the chance to participate, and completely humbled, as he explained that the previous fight like a pro boys had all chipped-in to put someone (me) that they didn’t even know, through this once in a life time opportunity.
This experience has taught me so many valuable lessons! It has given me a fresh perspective on the challenges that I have faced and will continue to face in my day-to-day life. I look at these obstacles in a completely different light! I have even caught myself thinking; if I can jump into a ring with someone nearly twice my size, then I can face and get through anything!!!
After 10 weeks of training, several black eyes and some sore ribs, I am about to embark on one of the most exciting nights of my life – fight night! I don’t know what the outcome will be, but this I do know – win, lose or draw – this has already been the experience of a lifetime.
Thank you all for allowing me to be apart of such a phenomenal program.
Damien “Thunder” Bird – 33, Teacher, Varsity Lakes
Fight Like A Pro Contender – Round 8 – Fight Night 2nd September, 2011