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Old 07-30-2007, 03:36 PM   #16
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Default Re: Everything a Beginning Boxing Fan Should Know...

I tell beginners first and foremost that boxing is a "character sport". It demands patience, resilience, determination, dedication and focus. It is a crash course in anger management, assertiveness, and courage under fire.

The physical demands are great, but the emotional demands are greater still.

Then the should watch clips of Joe Louis's polka face as he commits mayhem on giants. And Marciano throwing 39 punch combinations with his nose split up the middle. Basilio, Chavez-Taylor, the 9th round of Ward-Gatti I...

The basics come after such discussions.
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