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Old 11-18-2012, 04:19 PM   #7
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Default Re: for good athletes transitioning to boxing, is the chin the biggest factor?

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Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
Was it Mitchell's chin? He didn't get knocked out cold, he just took a lot of solid punches. Punches that he didn't have the experience to ride out or to get away from. Mitchell might have a weak chin, but taking solid, direct shots will affect anybody. He didn't just take one shot and collapse, he got hit with a lot of punches.

It's going to be difficult to transition from a sport where athletes plays "tense" for 2-4 second bursts, to a sport where the athlete needs to be "relaxed" while punching and avoiding being punched for 3 minutes at a time. There isn't much carry over from football to boxing other than both sports have contact.
very good point that i dont see too many making
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