So, I have a bit of formal training in boxing, a little muay thai, some ju jitsu, etc. I haven’t been able to find a lot in the way of trainers in my area, so i just try to keep up with what I know on the heavy bag.
I entered a boxing tournament on my base last weekend (nothing else to do) for the experience. They had one bout per weight class (I was in the heavies) and only ran 3 one-minute rounds.
I ended up winning, but damned if I didn’t take hits that made me feel like a punk. I swear, my opponent’s left hook had me unconcious on my feet at one point. I won by TKO in the second round.
I understand there’s no real substitute for a good coach and time in the ring, but are there any drills you can do to work on defense by yourself? I don’t mind a couple knocks to the head, but I don’t like looking like Mickey Rourke when I wake up the next day.
Pic is of me and my corner man after the fight. I’ll try to get the videos and put those up.