Thursday, August 23 2018
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 Sophie Morgan, fighting out of EverybodyFights.
Where are you from?
I was born in Australia but moved around a lot as a kid. Boston has been my home for about the last 10 years.
Where’d you go to college?
Did you play any sports growing up?
I started swimming when I was 6 and competed all through college.
What do you do for work?
I’m a corporate attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP.
Why boxing? Did you ever picture yourself fighting?
Boxing workouts were the closest things I could find to the conditioning I did for swimming. I never thought I’d actually step into a ring and fight, but I also never thought I’d stop eating white chocolate chips and here we are #fightweightorbust
Why on earth did you sign up to fight??
All the cool kids were doing it. But honestly, a lot of my friends fought in the past and had nothing but great things to say about their experience. It’s a lot of work and a grueling process, but that all fails in comparison to how rewarding it is to know you’re fighting for a good cause.
You’re stepping in the ring to literally fight for a cure – Where are you drawing your inspiration from? How has cancer affected you?
One of my closest family friends was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and her diagnosis made all of the cancer-related statistics we’ve all heard more than just a number. She and countless others wake up daily to fight a battle they didn’t sign up for. Dedicating just four months to raise money for cancer awareness and research is the least I can do.
What is going to be the most difficult thing to give up during your training? (beer, cheeseburgers, time spent watching TV?)
White. Chocolate. Chips.
When you’re not throwing punches and training -- what other hobbies/interests do you have?
I spend my free time (!?) going to the movies, making countless playlists on Spotify, doing puzzles or watching Bravo or HBO.
Who do you think is the most excited to watch you get punched in the face come fight night?
Jordan McMillan. I bailed on a taco night once and she’s still not over it.
Be sure to check out her fundraising page and wish her luck! Best of luck, Sophie!