Re: Anyone remember their first sparring session?
I did pretty well with the first 2 guys mostly because I was all muscly from rugby training and was using street fighting stuff like holding their head down and punching them with the other hand. I was thinking "Crikey, boxing is easy! Just gotta muscle them around!"
Then I got put in with a skinny Lebanese kid. I was laughing because we looked like a before and after Atlas ad. The first 2 rounds I went hard and he was mostly relaxed and waiting for me to gas, which I did. Then the room went up and down a few times, then there was a searing bright light in my eyes.
As it turned out, he was hitting me with uppercuts, and I was flat on my back looking at the ceiling lights. Welcome to boxing.