Originally Posted by IntentionalButt
Really I'm just looking for an excuse to trip back to NL.
Quality sparring would be a breath of fresh air, though. Most of the gyms around here are populated by women and guys in their 40's (mostly workaholics who don't devote any more time to training than I did during my stints). It's sad - Boston has such a rich tradition in the sport, but now it's a ghost town at both the amateur and pro level.
The winner can go hunt down and challenge Ray Joval!
You'd be welcome any time mate.
Joval is a nice guy, he trains amateurs now in Amsterdam. My last opponent was an ABC boxer (the club he trains at). Beat him once and lost one to him. When I'm at local shows he always comes up to me for a talk, a very decent man.
I fought the guy in the middle twice, next to him is the man himself.