Million Dollar Hopeful
Special Report: Million Dollar Hopeful
Stephen Grand is just one of several boxing fans in the stands tonight. "I dunno where women get this power; it's boom, boom , boom, it's like, I don't know where it comes out from."
Jennifer Sacchi has been fighting competitively in an amateur league for only two years, but she's hooked: addicted to the high of winning.
"It's almost animalistic, it's like, I can't let up on her," Sacchi explains. "She's gonna come back twice as hard so it's how bad you want it."
She wants it bad enough to train at least two hours every day, which is not easy, because when the gloves come off, there's more training. But this time, the training is in the kitchen, where Jennifer is coached to become a pastry chef.
"Slowly with your hands; you can turn the turnable," she says.
Sacchi says when it comes to baking and boxing, both are similar. "It's something you work hard for and there's such great reward it's worth it."
Female boxers aren't as rare as you'd think. In New England, their numbers are growing, even before the popularity of Clint Eastwoods movie, "Million Dollar Baby."
And you can see why: the women's fights bring the crowd to their feet.
"Every woman fight I've seen has been the best fight I've ever seen," raves a fan.
"There's nothing like the adrenaline rush of fighting in front of that many people and winning," Jennifer says.
And when the bell rings, Jennifer couldn't be more proud. "It's an unbelievable win, unbelievable, I've worked so hard for this."
On this night, it's paid off.