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Old 12-30-2012, 10:45 AM   #9
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Default Re: Trainer dealing with boxer's difficult dad

Originally Posted by brown bomber View Post
Some people are plain stupid in terms of there boxing understanding - let him go, if he's got anything about him he'll come back. Let him fight when your ready to let him fight. Your the trainer, your the boss.

If the boxer respects your opinion enough he won't fight- if not let him fight but not with you there. He didn't respect your opinion enough to wait. People are ready at different times. If he's being trained like an idiot then you have to spend time retraining which is annoying - you know best.

If they go somewhere else let them- any success he enjoys will be down to you anyway.
I Agree with this. Don't send the kid to the wolves, because he will have southpaws like myself who have been training like dogs for the past two years hungry like wolves sparring pros/ams/open/novice/subnovice boxers. On a serious note, you need to be honest with the kid and his dad, and set them straight, tell them HE IS NOT READY, and he can be seriously hurt by his biased opinion on his son's abilities.
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