Re: Trainer dealing with boxer's difficult dad
Flat out tell the dad he's not ready. Tell him you wouldn't work his corner and that he hasn't had enough experience and that it would hurt the kid to lose just because he's green; speak with authority and say you know what the GG's are like (unlike him, which you don't have to say, but he'll have no answer for). And tell the kid. The kid can resist if the father goes beserk and pushes him to go through with it. If time draws near and both are still stubbornly willing, then step in and do the best you can. Those are my thoughts.