Shayna Foppiano delivers a left uppercut.(Photo by Emily Harney)

By Lorenzo Recupero
Leader Herald Sports Editor

The legend of Everett boxer Shayna Foppiano continues to grow.

Her latest feat — to remain undefeated and improve to 6-0-1 professionally — a third round TKO victory.

At the sold out Castleton in Windham, New Hampshire Friday night Foppiano, who co-headlined the main event hosted by Boston Boxing Promotions, showcased how turning boxing into life has turned into punishment for her opponents.

It was Bourne, Massachusetts’ Sarah Click that got the unpleasant privilege of being the next one up, and subsequently put down, at the hands of Foppiano.

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Undefeated Foppiano Set To Fight Again

Shayna Foppiano has her gloves put on in Windham, New Hampshire during her fight in July 2021.

By Lorenzo Recupero

Following a year-long hiatus from the boxing ring, Everett native Shayna Foppiano is again ready to wrap her fist, strap her gloves and put her undefeated record to the test.

Her next fight will be on November 23rd at The Castleton Center in Windham, New Hampshire, the same place she scored a first-round knockout just over a year ago. The fight is part of Boston Boxing Promotions’ Annual Thanksgiving Eve Boxing Spectacular.

Foppiano will be fighting Leann O’Malley at 140 lbs.

With four fights on her professional record, O’Malley, a boxer from Vegas, has about as much experience in the ring as Foppiano.

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The sweet science

Broadway Boxing Club trainers Dennis Wilcox (thumb up) and Joe Ricciardi (center) surrounded by the many boxers training for free at the new boxing center at the old Everett High School building. (Contributed photo)

Broadway Boxing Club open to interested fighters


If you’ve ever dreamed of climbing in the ring, get your gloves and inner fight readyas a first-of-its-kind boxing center is now open for all Everett residents to attend — free of charge.

Whether you’re 13, 30, or maybe older, the Broadway Boxing Club at the site of the old Everett High School, is welcoming all to train with certified USA Boxing trainers and former amateur boxers, Dennis Willcox and Joe Ricciardi, who have been running the club together since it opened to residents in May.

“Both Joe and Myself were amateur boxers and he had a gym in Saugus. He would train professional boxers and we talked about getting together to offer it to the youth of Everett and that’s how it came to be,” Said Willcox, who said he presented the idea to the city and was offered the space at the former site of the Wellness Center.

“The free program is offered for all ages, but the best time to get started with boxing is between the ages of 12-13. So we really want to encourage all the interested youth in the city to get involved,” said Willcox.

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Foppiano plays waiting game for next fight

Undefeated Lightweight Shayna Fappiano.


Local undefeated boxer Shayna Foppiano is finding it hard to lock down an opponent.

Foppiano had her next scheduled fight, originally slated for mid-March, pushed back six weeks because her opponent dropped out.

Multiple potential opponents have dropped out of bouts with her recently.

“We’re having a hard time locking down an opponent. Four separate opponents fell through, but we’re optimistic that we now have someone good to go for the first week of May,” said Foppiano, who plans to put together a fundraiser sometime in April ahead of her potential fight.

Foppiano has been staying busy while she awaits her next fight, working equally as hard in the gym as out of it to gather promotions and spread the word for her next matchup.

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