Meet the Participants: Miriam Marcis

What is your boxing nickname?



The Mayhem

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

Oasis - F*ckin' in the Bushes

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

I've always loved playing sports, and as I've settled into the post college years I've enjoyed trying new ways to stay active.  I'd never considered boxing before, but attending the event last year was pretty inspiring - the idea of getting into something entirely unexpected and new was exciting, with plenty of motivation provided by the fact that all proceeds go towards a great cause.  Knowing families that have been deeply affected by stories similar to the Dunleavy's, I hope to make some sort of impact in the fight against cancers and tumors.

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

Clocking Tess Reagan in the face

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

The group I am training with - everyone is friendly and supportive!  It's been nice to learn something entirely new in that kind of environment.

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

The level of skill and technique required, and how hard it is to maintain when put into the ring.