Originally Posted by MrSmall
Do you think there is a time limit for a decent amateur career?
How important is a coach throughout?
Have you ever phantom punched somebody to death?
Ha ha ha
The coach is very important - but not as important as the individual - you have to take responsibility for your own learning.
Anyone can put on a pair of pads and call themselves a coach. It's about breaking down and understanding the different facets of the sport.
It's also about finding new areas where you can improve people. I can spot a blagger very quickly - I'm not bothered as I wouldn't give them the time of day but what upsets me is they ruin careers.
I think as a coach it's your duty to know as much about each area as possible. And just like a boxer if your smart about it you'll cut it , and if not then you won't.
The mind is also so important. Understanding that and how a fighter responds to critsm is also so important.
I don't think there is a time limit on a decent amateur career. I think you should carry on until you can deal with every style and every punch. Once you've got that then time to think about the pros.