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 Stacy MacQuairrie, fighting out of CoreBox in Randolph, MA.

Where are you from?
C-Town (aka: Cleveland) but I’ve lived in Boston for 15 years now!

Where’d you go to college?
John Carroll University and Brandeis University

Did you play any sports growing up?
Basketball and Cheerleading

What do you do for work? 
I am a Business Manager for Microsoft

Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
I’ve always loved boxing, ever since I was a teenager. Fighting in a real match has always been on my “bucket list”. I guess I was just waiting for the right time.

Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
To show my love and support for my husband, children and everyone who is affected by this awful disease.

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’ve seen what cancer does to a person, a family, a life. It’s different when you are living it day in and day out. The world doesn’t stop for you; you have to call on your inner strength to get through another day. That is what my husband, children and I have had to do.

What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Without a doubt beer and wine!

When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
I love gardening and cooking.

Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
I certainly have ideas ;)

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