[quote=emallini;15583667]Do you completely cut it out when your trying to get in shape? How does it affect a persons training? As part of a clean diet should I avoid it?[/quote]
Nothing makes a sparring session more lively than a sixer beforehand.
Just kidding of course. To answer your question...
If you're serious about getting better than you must stay away from alcohol during training. That means that you should stay away from partying, in any form, for at least a month before your fight.