This is it, my last blog before I step into the ring on Saturday night at the largest White Collar Boxing event in the world. How nuts is that? Frickin’ craaaaaaaaazy!
Am I ready? Yes, I am. Am I fit? Yes, I am. Am I strong? Yes, I am. Am I a winner? Yes, I am. So too are each and every one of the squad that I’ve spent the last 3 months of my life training, sweating, swearing, moaning, laughing and fighting with.
With the team at Vanda helping us every step of the way, we’ve been on an incredible journey together and I know that everyone will take away lasting memories of this period of our lives. I would personally like to say a massive thanks to Ian Mullane and all at Vanda for giving me this opportunity; to Alexis, Rey and Ridhwan (pinky wave!) for their relentless efforts to whip us into bona fide boxers; helping us to be the best that we can be and never forgetting Michelle, my personal coach, my mentor and my friend (I know, pass the sick bag!). She has been patient, encouraging & supportive throughout, picking me up when I’m down (her right hook does that!) and challenging me to never give up….and I won’t. Anyway, I know this is all a bit gushy but I really want to convey just how much effort everyone has invested into making this Saturday night the most enormous success that I know it will be.
So just a couple more things to say really….to everyone who has kindly donated to our fund-raising efforts, your support has been incredible and highly motivational. I know we’ve been relentless in our bullying tactics and thumbscrew approach but as of now, our squad has successfully raised $11,800 for The Children’s Surgical Centre in Cambodia. Add to this the funds that will be raised on Saturday night itself and Dr Jim Gollogly and his team at CSC will continue to march on with the sensational work they do – saving and changing people’s lives for the better. Playing a part in this is something that we can all be extremely proud of, so thank you, it really does make it all worth fighting for.
And last but by no means least, to Keriann. I couldn’t have asked for a more worthy opponent.
Bring. It. On.
Sue “Nami” Tummon