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Old 05-28-2011, 05:40 PM   #36
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Default Re: Anyone remember their first sparring session?

Yes, I was 13...I got put in with a beginner as well. In the first minute, I got my nose bloodied with a hard jab (had ****py defense at the time), but I kind of liked the feeling and we went for 3 rounds. The coach wanted us to set up everything with the jab and work on catching the other's. I remember it being pretty even. He was quicker than I was, but I was stronger and more powerful and got in some nice body punches and stiff jabs. I remember the feeling mid-way through though....I was ****ing exhausted. That part was worse than getting hit and that's when I realized just how conditioned you have to be to box.
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