Undefeated Everett boxer Shayna Foppiano is set to enter the ring for the fourth fight of her career, and if you asked her how she feels going into the bout, she’d tell you her third win is on the horizon.
“After the win, the plan is to get maybe one more fight under me and then following that go after the New England title,” said a confident Foppiano (2-0-1, 1 KO), who is finding true value in her work ethic and preparedness. “[The plan] is to beat all the good local girls and expand to fighting around the country,” said Foppiano.
Everett native Shayna Foppiano’s pro boxing debut was a knockout – literally.
In her third career bout, the powerful 27-year old Foppiano put her undefeated record (2-0-1, 1 KO) to the test against fellow Everett boxer Raquel Santos at the Twin River Casino and Hotel in Rhode Island, part of the Classic Entertainment & Sports Boxing showcase there this past weekend.
Foppiano didn’t score a knockout this time around but pulled off a majority decision victory, outlasting Santos in the their four round lightweight matchup.
The faceoff was Santos’ pro debut and Foppiano’s first against someone from her hometown, much to her delight and surprise.
“I found out who I was fighting on ESPN.com before the fight and thought to myself ‘Wow that’s really cool’,” said Foppiano, who didn’t know until two weeks prior that she’d be going up against another Everett native.
The victory, admittedly not an easy one, though, wasn’t as unexpected for Foppiano.
“I came forward a more aggressive fighter this time around,” said Foppiano, who followed up a draw in her previous fight with the win over Santos.
She said she realized the fight was hers to win after withstanding a hard hit from Santos in the third round.