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.
what the **** are you on about.
sport science has evolved since the days of duran, robinson etc.
Athletes are now fitter and stronger then they where back then.
strength and conditioning needs to be done but boxing skill is more essential.
for the guys at the top who have reached there peak in boxing skill, maybe a bit more strength or conditioning can take them to the next level.
For guys th guys still learning there craft, you need to spend more time learing boxing and less conditioning. You just need to know how much time to spend on each. Always come into the ring fit.