Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Two Boxers, Two Coaches: John vs Jarod
Amateur boxing provides an arena where boxers can learn but it also provides a classroom for coaches and referees. A well-paced sparring session should be geared to the skill level of boxers, but it should never be reduced to mere aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise is terrific, and as much as “boxercise” contributes to fluid movement and general health, it is quite different from real boxing. Both these amateur boxers are new to the sport, both are strong punchers, and both have developed a general mastery of the fundamentals.