Originally Posted by Bogotazo
What I'm saying is that there are times to go hard, and there are times to not go so hard. If he's training with a coach, he trusts him enough to listen to him, and if he's sparring in a gym under his guidance, then he'll know what intensity is necessary by following instructions. That kind of thing depends on the purpose of the session, and the dynamic between the two partners. A poster watching this video knows nothing about any of that. And having boxed, trust me, avoiding getting hurt should be as much a part of the game as getting hurt or hurting someone else. Your brain is indispensable.
Your head is very important, that is true. Did you notice that in a real fight, that fighters are much more cautious of getting hit to the head whereas in sparring they allow themselves to be get hit more? The headgear doesn't provide that much protection against headblows only cuts, it gives the people sparring a false sense of security and allow themselves to get hit more.
Mike Tyson sparred without any headgear, although I wouldn't advise the OP to wear no headgear I would tell him to be very scared of getting hit in the head. thats why I told him to bob and weave.