Originally Posted by dempsey1234
You both make good points, I am sure he didnt mean "8hrs" a day. I manage an 18yr old boxer. In one of his fights he had an S&C coach working him, when he fought he said he didn't feel strong. So for the next fight we worked the old school way of primarily working on skills, and preparing for a four round fight. The kid felt great and was the happiest he's ever been. Maybe the answer is to have the present boxing coaches educate themselves on different and improved training methods and techniques.
How was his training periodised? Was he trying to peak for a certain competition or for that particular fight?
Driven athletes tend to work too hard so less is usually better in their cases. There's science behind training the body, a good S+C coach is going to be able to get the fitness side of things to a far higher level than a boxing coach ever could. The boxing coach should be there to teach the skills that pay the bills and the S+C coach is there to support that.