Originally Posted by greynotsoold
In the old days, the trainer was also the strength and conditioning coach as well, which was good because everybody was on the same page. Today a fighter 'trains' 8 hours a day, which is too much, and only a part of that is spent with his boxing trainer. He spends time with a nutritionist, a cardio coach, a strength coach and so on. many of these guys don't know anything about boxing and don't understand a very simple truth: Just because you are in shape to run a marathon, or swim 2000 laps, or whatever, it doesn't mean you are in shape to fight 10 rounds.
So you get what I see every time I watch the fights...muscular guys that look like they should be able to fight, but who have very pedestrian skills, are boxing dummies, and, for all the people getting paid to get them in fighting shape, seem to get tired pretty quickly.
Stick to talking about boxing technique because you're clueless on this. No S+C coach worth a damn is going to have anyone train 8 hours a day, an S+C coach covers cardio and usually nutrition and their primary responsibility is to provide sports specific supplementary training. Their goal is to get the athletes body in peak condition for their sport, do you honestly think they'd neglect to add the boxing training into the equation?
Why would a muscular guy look like he should be able to fight? Boxing is a skill like playing Tennis is, it's got nothing to do with appearance. I guess you equate an S+C coach with a bodybuilder trainer? Just educate yourself a bit.