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Old 12-29-2012, 10:43 PM   #7
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Default Re: Trainer dealing with boxer's difficult dad

Originally Posted by greynotsoold View Post
You've been working with him for 18 months and he's 18...If he isn't ready now, he probably never will be. I understand wanting everything to be right, having been in that situation myself, but, looking back, I think I was unfair to that boxer by holding him back. Let him compete, he's not getting any younger.
Psycho dads aren't much fun. I dealt with one by picking the kid up and driving him to the gym, and lying to his dad about which days his son sparred. The father, son, and I are all still friends 20 years later. On the other hand, I flat out refused to work with another kid because of his father, and we had been friends for nearly 30 years.
Didn't realize it was 18 months...I'm inclined to agree.
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