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 Carolyn Malloy, fighting out of EverybodyFights.

Where are you from?
Windham, NH

Where’d you go to college?
Northeastern University

Did you play any sports growing up?
I played Ice Hockey, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Basketball, Track & Field and others

What do you do for work?
I'm an Account Executive for LogMeIn, a software company in the Seaport.

Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
Boxing has been the most challenging and strategic sport I've ever participated in and has become a huge part of my life since I started. I've always liked contact sports so I did picture myself trying boxing at some point and I'm very glad I did!

Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
I signed up to fight after attending a Haymakers event and after seeing what an incredible organization it is. I was blown away by the impact Haymakers is making on fighting against cancer and knew I wanted to be a part of it to also make a difference.

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'm inspired by all of the people who have faced and fought cancer, including my aunt, uncle and grandfather who have passed away in the last three years after battling cancer.

What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
Loco’s burnt end tacos and coco margs.

When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
I am usually spending time with my pup, Kya or bopping around town with friends. I also love traveling to new places and spending time with my family at the lake.

Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
My lovely roommate, Jordan McMillan

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