Foppiano looking to make waves

JUNE 18: Professional Boxer Shayna Foppiano practices her boxing skills underwater. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso)

Next bout July 23

By LORENZO RECUPERO

It’s been over a year since Everett boxer Shayna Foppiano last got into the ring to defend her undefeated professional record. 

Finally, after months of searching for an opponent and waiting out Coronavirus restrictions, the time has come for Foppiano (3-0-1) to flex her muscle and try to extend her winning record. 

“Oh, man, I am so excited for the fans! It’s definitely music to my ears!,” said a very ready-to-go Foppiano, who will be fighting in front of a live crowd, something she wasn’t sure would be a possibility when fig planning began earlier this year.

The upcoming bout, against pro boxer Vanessa Grimes of Texas, who has a background in Mixed Martial Arts, will take place Friday, July 23rd at the Castleton Banquet Hall in Windham, New Hampshire. Doors are scheduled open at 6pm, fights start at 7pm.

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Foppiano plays waiting game for next fight

Undefeated Lightweight Shayna Fappiano.


By LORENZO RECUPERO

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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