During the coming months, we’ll be highlighting our fighters in training for the upcoming Belles of the Brawl VI in Boston on October 10th. They’ve committed to four months of fundraising and training in preparation to get in the ring and literally fight for a cure. Whether they've had first hand experience, their father has passed or their friend has put up a victory against the disease – they’ve all got a story to tell and they’ve all got a reason to fight. Below you’ll hear from Allie Lawler, fighting out of Lucky Punch Boxing.

Where are you from?
Lexington, MA

Where’d you go to college?
Tufts (go Jumbos!)

Did you play any sports growing up?
I didn’t do any sports until I got to college where I decided to join the crew team. I also played Ultimate frisbee at Tufts and with Lady Godiva, a Boston women’s club team. After college, I competed in triathlons and got my black belt in Kempo karate.

What do you do for work?
I’m a librarian

Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
I started boxing shortly after my husband began working from home. Never in a million years did I think would step into the ring.

Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
To raise money for cancer research.

You’re stepping in the ring to literally fight for a cure – Where are you drawing your inspiration from? How has cancer affected you?
I am fighting to honor my mom, Trish Courant, and my teammate, Judy Layzer, who lost their battles with cancer.

What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Ice cream, Dunkin coffee rolls, and beer.

When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
Gardening, knitting, and reading.

Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
Probably my boys.

Be sure to check out her fundraising page and wish her luck! Best of luck, Allie!