Saturday the popular Connecticut power puncher Marcia Agripino returns to the the ring as part of dynamic card put together by CES. However before she graces the ring she sat down with me during her busy fight week for a quick 9 questions.
Pal - You're oming off your victory in June against a tough opponent like Kailyn Hansen. What lessons did you learn from that fight?
Marcia - I learned to be patient and trust my skills as a fighter. Doubt is a killer. Staying calm and aggressive at the same time was something I had to work on .
Pal - Once again you return to fight in your backyard at Foxwoods Casino. Would you consider fighting at home an advantage? What disadvantages might you have?
Marcia - Of course home town advantage being the amount of support I have, but on the cards I don’t find that to be true , I brought the same amount of people to Twin River for my comeback fight against a NY, and lost a fight many would have called a draw including myself . The disadvantage would be the pressure of fighting in front of everyone you know.
Pal - What is your focus for this next bout against Stephanie Essensa, is it what she might do or what you plan on doing?
Marcia - My focus with Essensa was the style she fights. She’s a lefty so I sparred with some lefties that are MMA fighters I got a lot of orthodox training in with Shelly to stay busy.
Pal - In this next fight you will be stepping up from four to six rounds for the first time as a pro. How much do you need to prepare for the two extra rounds and how much difference do you think it will make towards a victory?
Marcia - as for the extra two rounds, the key with me is patience.
Pal - Now a little more personal. What made you want to become a professional boxer?
Marcia - I decided to turn pro due to my style of fighting, it wasn’t really a good fit for amateur boxing and well my age played a huge factor, I started late in life so after ten fights in the ammys I decided to go pro . For myself to say I did it
Pal - Most professionals borrow and idol styles and methods from the best in their particular field. What would you say you borrowed and from whom?
Marcia - I wouldn’t say I have an idol Like I said I brawl and I have the heart of a lion win lose or draw I come to fight.
Pal - When you are not in the gym what do you do for a living?
Marcia - my grown up job is a second shift surgical technician.... it’s the person who hands the knife over when the doc says scalpel. Keep them honest and sometime smack them down a peg respectfully of course.
Pal - What is it you do at Whaling City Boxing?
Marcia - I’m a part time coach at
Pal - How do you manage to train full-time, work full-time and help those in need? Do you sleep?
Marcia - I sleep very little I work late , train early go to work and sometimes I have to run after work if I didn’t get it in before my real job.... it’s a hustle and a grind but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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