Meet the Participants: Ashley Mackey

What is your boxing nickname?



The Rebel

What music are you going to play as you enter the ring?


What inspired you to take part in this year's event?

I went to the previous event and thought it was a great idea. When asked to participate, I thought, why not?

What has been the toughest part of your training so far?

Trying to make 6 pm gym sessions in Central Square! Getting used to being punched in the face regularly. Also the rounds of sparring in the ring and skipping rope!

Who is your boxing inspiration or favorite boxer?

Muhammed Ali

What has been the most enjoyable part of training so far?

Meeting new people who are taking part in the event and getting fit. Also, the banter between the fighters!

Have any of your preconceptions about boxing have been changed since you started training?

Yes! It's a lot harder than it looks