My name is Michael Ricks, I am 41 years old and have lived in Airdrie for most of my life. This event is an opportunity to give back to the community I grew up in, all while challenging myself. As self-described car guy and dirt bike enthusiast, I was looking for a new challenge and to step outside of my comfort zone. Having 2 young sons at home, this event will show them that no matter what your age, you can achieve your goals with hard work and determination. And hopefully they will think that I’m just a little bit cooler than I was before I started! I have had great time training and meeting some new guys. The first couple of weeks of training were very humbling and were a lot harder than I had anticipated both mentally and physically. I have a new-found respect for the sport of boxing and for my fellow competitors.