Originally Posted by fists of fury
A good grasp of solid fundamentals is essential. Experience, in other words. You can't expect a guy to learn in three or four years what it takes basically a lifetime to learn.
Alot of people mentioned skill. We should assume that he will be learning from a trainer even before the first match and being a good athlete means you can performance these skill faster and at a higher level.
Taking years to learn, is there a possibility that it takes years for your body to get adjusted take a punch? I mean I am assuming punches are harder in a profession match then the amateurs of in the gyms sparring.