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Old 01-02-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
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how many rounds should you spar for an amateur fight?
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: how many rounds of sparring?

What do you mean? You should be sparring as much as possible. There's not set number of sparring rounds/actual 3 rounds bout. But I would aim for at least 10 rounds of sparring for every round of a bout. So 30 rounds is a good start. Your coach should be able to tell you when you're ready.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:26 PM   #3
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I normally spar about 5 to 7 rounds at a time about once or twice a week. I fight about three times a year.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:32 PM   #4
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I normally spar about 5 to 7 rounds at a time about once or twice a week. I fight about three times a year.
3 times a year? That's it? Is that by choice or because of the area you live in?
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:40 PM   #5
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I spar as much as possible. Over the last three days I've had over 50 rounds (3mins).
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:58 PM   #6
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3 times a year? That's it? Is that by choice or because of the area you live in?
Choice. My gyms have always done about 5 to 7 times a year but Im always busy with school or work. Just a time issue I guess.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:16 PM   #7
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Default Re: how many rounds of sparring?

I do about 8 rounds a week. For amateur boxing you should really not overdo the amount of rounds you spar because you learn to pace yourself over a longer period of time which is more for professional boxing. Unlike the pros, time is not on your side in amateur boxing. You have to make an impression and make it fast.

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I spar as much as possible. Over the last three days I've had over 50 rounds (3mins).


Ok so you're saying you've sparred around 17 rounds a day every day for the past 3 days? I've never even heard of a world champion boxer doing that.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:18 PM   #8
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i spar all the time about 4 or 5 rounds aday
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:29 PM   #9
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i spar all the time about 4 or 5 rounds aday
Reasonable. Thats great bro.

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I spar as much as possible. Over the last three days I've had over 50 rounds (3mins).
Unreasonable. You almost cant spar enough, but that much... I'll have to remember your name, so I can look for you in upcoming title fights.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:41 PM   #10
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Unreasonable. You almost cant spar enough, but that much... I'll have to remember your name, so I can look for you in upcoming title fights.
Seriously. 50 rounds in 3 days . Ahh the internet.

Most pro boxers entire training camps are 50 rounds of sparring.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:52 PM   #11
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I don't believe in sparring every day.

I have my boxers spar 1 to 2 rounds longer then they are going to fight. Don't want them getting used to going a 12 round fight if they are only fighting 3 rounds.
And they spar every other practice so I can go over with them what they need to work on the other practice. You need a practice that goes over techniques to try and improve upon without the pressure of someone hitting you.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:09 PM   #12
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I don't believe in sparring every day.

I have my boxers spar 1 to 2 rounds longer then they are going to fight. Don't want them getting used to going a 12 round fight if they are only fighting 3 rounds.
And they spar every other practice so I can go over with them what they need to work on the other practice. You need a practice that goes over techniques to try and improve upon without the pressure of someone hitting you.

You sound like a good coach, 1 -2 over is ok too, when people are in high gear and its competitive regarding a workout. Its not something even a coach wants to stop sometimes when its still a learning curve.

Do you use the one attacks one defends approach,maybe not in sparring,say maybe on padwork?
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:13 PM   #13
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Nobody on an internet forum can give you individual advice about sparring without having met you and seeing at what stage you are at in your development as a boxer. There are a lot of variables to consider when choosing the amount of sparring time. It would normally be your coach who should make those sort of decisions, especially at the early stages of your career. Young boxers need to learn the right moves this is much more easily done through drills rather than sparring. When you do a lot of sparring prematurely there is a tendency to repeat mistakes.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:41 PM   #14
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I personally spar around 6 rounds in a given sparring session. Granted if I could get away with more, I might try and do so, but at that point I have given it my last all.
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:57 PM   #15
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I don't believe in sparring every day.

I have my boxers spar 1 to 2 rounds longer then they are going to fight. Don't want them getting used to going a 12 round fight if they are only fighting 3 rounds.
And they spar every other practice so I can go over with them what they need to work on the other practice. You need a practice that goes over techniques to try and improve upon without the pressure of someone hitting you.
Thats good coaching.

My last trainer was old school, he once had me do 13 rounds straight of sparring with various sparring partners a few days before a 3 round amateur fight. It wasnt until i got mad tired during that competition that I realized that was too much sparring for an amateur bout. It was like I was running marathons in preparation for a sprint.
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