Originally Posted by NVSemin
I am a pro scientist, not boxer, but I do box as an amateur many years
You may find it odd, but I think there are lots of similarities between boxing coaches and scientific mentors. There are two types of guys. Majority play teachers by paying attention on your mistakes only, who constantly play experts and critisize you. Minority guys are more patient, close their eyes on your mistakes, rather acknowledge every time you do something right. Personally, I prefer working with the second type.
By his own admission, AD was the second type: 'critisism is ok, encouragement is better". I guess this interview gives the best opinion about AD:
Those who advocate mitt work too much - at early stage it can break a fighter. With it, you will produce clones, not unique guys with talent. I seriously doubt ALi and SRL would develop their great talents if they started doing mitt work early. Also, swap mitt routines between Manny and Floyd, would this do any good? I remember Ricky Hatton hired Floyd senior and they did floyd cascades, but it did not help Ricky.
i agree with you about trainers who play expert to much and tell you that your doing everything wrong...i actually have a trainer like that, at first i was fine with it but now its ANNOYING...
but who point about mitt work was that it is one of the ways you can if a trainer knows boxing, it is just one of the ways
a trainer watching and making detailed comments about a boxer and or a technique is another way you can tell about his knowledge
dundee did not do any pad work
and again dundee doing commentry on hbo on fights
usually only made super general comments
"the kid is not jabbing"
other ways you can tell if a guy knows how to box
him showing a fighter how to do a move
or even the trainer working out himself,
again there are a million ways of seeing
i have yet to see dundee do any of these