Thursday, July 24, 2003

I need tips, suggestions and anything really from all the boxers who've fought before in the amateurs! plZ!?

ok fellas, this is my first amatuer boxing match,

Heres a little info on myself:
i have 4-5 months to train for my first fight, I've sparred a lot, and got my nose broken before by my old professional coach, i switched gyms because i had to move, im 16 but turning 17 prior to this fight, im a heavy weight but i would like to fight at 205, it doesnt really matter, im at 257lbs, ive been training off and on since i was 14, so 2 and a half yrs, uhmm i dont smoke, drink or do drugs, i used to but i quit, thank god. My new coach thinks im ready for a fight, i think so too because ive been destroying people in the ring lately and training hard, i try to run first thing in the morning so around 8-9am, im lifting weights, i can hack squat 305lbs at 12 reps for 3sets. i can fight at 3minutes for 3rounds with 30sec rest, i dont really feel gassed when i sparr for 3 mins and than rest for a minute.

I dont have a skipping rope, or a speed or double end bag, so tell me what can i do to prepare for this fight? Also what can i expect? what should my diet intake be like? right now im just cutting extra calories and drinking water. and LASTLY any words of advice and words of inspiration or confidence? please. thanks!

Answer on I need tips, suggestions and anything really from all the boxers who've fought before in the amateurs! plZ!?

My only advice is conditioning which is like 75% in amateur boxing. Our old coach use to make all do their road work either early in the morning or after school or work. If you were scheduled for 3 rounds, he wanted you to be in top shape to go 5-6. He stress lots of body punching too. So many, especially heavyweights become headhunters, especially with the big right hand. Be versatile and learn to execute the left hook in close to the body. You'll leave the average opponent gasping for air. Take your time and learn to breath. Conserve energy and learn to breath correctly.

Lots of salads with protein on top and lots of water while training and run, run, and run some more. Good luck.