Why I Fight | Rachel Gianatasio SHARE
July 18, 2019 View the Original Article
My name is Rachel Gianatasio. I’m from Marblehead MA but I currently live in Roslindale. I am a photographer and photo editor!
I want to challenge myself to be the best that I can be. Boxing helps me do that in and out of the ring.
At the beginning, I fought because it challenges me and makes me feel my strongest both physically and mentally. Beyond that now, I fight for those people -past, present and future- who did not get to choose to fight.
I’m inspired by the people who have been dealt hardships but who fight hard to overcome or make the best out of it. It reminds me that just because you get beaten up or knocked down that you still have a chance to fight.
I think I’d have to say Tyson Fury. If I could deflect punches like him I’d be golden. Man’s got SKILLZ.
Eggs, turkey bacon and some avocado. If I don’t have time for that in the morning, I love a banana with some almond/peanut butter!
Right now I’ve been feeling Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin.
Depends on the day but I always love BAGSxBODY and ROADxFIGHT.
I can’t imagine picking just one. So many people have influenced me in various ways. Right now though I think I’d have to say Kevin Cobbs because I’ve never seen anyone more passionate about training someone to fight. He’s so into it and it helps me be into it.
Right now I’m participating in Belles of the Brawl and training for 4 months for a fight and raising money for cancer research and care throughout the process. I feel so lucky to be one of the ladies chosen for this round and to do my part with Haymakers for Hope and #KOcancer!