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. Grace Bloodwell has been putting in work at Combat Sports Boston 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?
It's going well. My trainers at Combat Sports are excellent.

What is your weekly routine?
Run. Box. Run.

How has your diet changed since training began?

Tell us about your first-time sparring, different than expected?
Getting punched in the face felt a lot like I imagined it would.

What has been the most challenging part of sticking to the routine and training so far?
Balancing work, training, and time off is challenging...but possible.

What does your family think of your participation?
They think I'm a loon but they are rooting for me.

Has your initial inspiration changed since the start of your training?
Meeting the other competitors this weekend has made me appreciate the organization and the mission so much more.

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