For Meredith Tapper, boxing is as much about patience and persistence as it is about landing
the perfect punch.
Meredith is a 38-year-old lawyer from Winnipeg, Manitoba who works on Wall Street. She’s a big thinker driven by intellectual challenge who gets things done. She is also a risk taker who won’t hesitate to take a solo trip to Southeast Asia or some other far-flung destination.
In 2019, she embarked on a new adventure right at home in New York City when she started taking boxing classes. She had a hard time fitting in at first. She tried several
gyms. Coaches and other fighters asked her why she kept coming back – she didn’t seem like
the type. Undeterred, she kept at it. There was something about boxing. She wanted to
On November 2, 2023, Meredith will enter the ring officially at the Haymakers for Hope 11th
Annual Hope NYC charity boxing event at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
Haymakers for Hope gives everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in
their first sanctioned boxing event. Over the years, Haymakers has raised over $25 million
dollars for cancer related charities. Meredith is raising funds and awareness for cancer patients who cannot afford treatment or the broader economic consequences that come with fighting a terminal illness.
We speak with Meredith about how she discovered her passion for boxing and what it continues to teach her about life outside the ring. She dispels many of the myths that surround boxing, notably that it’s all about violence. To the contrary, Meredith says she is more centered, focused and patient with herself (and others) thanks to boxing. For those who are truly committed to the sport and their community, there is love, kindness, and respect for others.
Links and Resources:
Meredith’s Fundraising Page on Haymakers for Hope
To Buy at Ticket to Haymakers for Hope 11th Annual Hope NYC Boxing Event – Make sure to
type “Tapper” as the unlock code.
Haymakers for Hope
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