You’ve heard who they are and why they’re fighting. But now that we’re over the halfway mark until the big night on October 10th, things have started to pick up a bit. Training is getting more intense. They’ve been punched in the face. Most have had a bloody nose here or there, their diets have changed, and boxing is becoming an everyday part of their lives. So we figured it was about time to check back in and see how things have been going. Molly Falconer has been putting in work at EverybodyFights and below you’ll hear about her first time sparring and more about his experience with Haymakers thus far.

We’re halfway to fight night, how is your training coming along?
Great! I'm loving the process and learning a lot. Before this I only hit heavy bags and this is a whole new game- these bags hit back!

What is your weekly routine?
Conditioning twice a week, boxing technique twice a week and sparring once or twice a week. If I can't make the gym my trainer sends me something terrible to do, so I'm getting it in.

How has your diet changed since training began?
Luckily not much! I don't have to lose/ gain a ton and it's always been pretty on track. I have to drop a few pounds, so maybe some cheese will have to go soon which will be sad but manageable.

Tell us about your first-time sparring, different than expected?
Oh yea. There's no preparing for the first "pop" to the nose. Total mind fuck. Can I say that?

What has been the most challenging part of sticking to the routine and training so far?
I've done a lot of endurance events and I consider myself in shape, but this is a totally different kind of "shape". Give me a ten mile run over a 2 minute sprint any day. I can zone out on a run, but this takes 100% focus all the time. Training my body for something so different has been tough- also, I HATE doing abs!

What does your family think of your participation?
There's some general concern "for my face" (mom) but honestly they're used to me by this point and support me 100% in anything.

It’s amazing how many people’s lives have been touched by cancer in some way - has there been anyone that has surprised you by their story?
I made it a point to reach out to several people I know who have fought cancer to see if they would like to share their story. What surprised me is how many people told me their story is "boring" and offered to share someone else's who they are close to. There is nothing boring about you if you've crushed cancer!

Has your initial inspiration changed since the start of your training?
No, still here because this disease has been so present in my life. My list of inspiration has grown, but not changed.

Donate to Molly or purchase a ticket to Belles of the Brawl VI on October 10th here!