Originally Posted by george_venables
i'm 15 and every thursday i spar with someone who is probably around 42-48 he's in incredible shape, i spar 3 lots of 2 minute rounds, and i'm puffing and panting, and he still has about 9-10 more rounds left. He spars properly and he's landed some sweet shots over the past 6 or so weeks. You have to remember older boxers have much more experience, and in this case, are much more ring fit!
"Ring fit". I guess that's a good way to describe someone who shouldn't have better cardio than you, but can somehow beat your ass for 5 or 6 rounds.
My kickboxing coach was 47. He seemed to go on forever, was fast and was so hard to hit. Rib injuries were one of the main reasons I stopped kickboxing to focus on boxing.