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Haven't been the same since a fight

Discussion in 'Boxing Training / Amateurs' started by r1p00pk, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. r1p00pk

    r1p00pk Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Ever since a fight, I noticed I started fighting differently, there's less intensity, less fight in me, more stupidity and laziness with the footwork and because of this, I've lost a few fights in a row. The fights before that , I was on a tear, I was beating guys up and hurting them every fight. But ever since a fight I had, I haven't won since.

    During that fight I dominated two rounds and got so tired I almost got stopped in the 3rd which caused the draw. Just recently I fought a rematch that I had just lost. When won the first fight easy. I almost stopped the guy in the second round and just was dominant for the other rounds.

    To be fair, this recent fight was my best effort in a while, I've shown flashes of what I was capable of doing in the gym and I started to get the toughness back but I seem to lose my plan of boxing after taking a punch still. Why is it that I'm such a good gym fighter, regardless of whether it is a technical spar or a gym war I do extremely well and look as if I was something special at times but when I try to put it together now in fights, I don't do what I do.

    How do I recover and get to where I once was and to even become better than what I was. I know the problem isn't my competition, in fact I'd say one of my losses was to one of my worst opponents yet.

    and to everyone who replied to my last thread thank you, I'm sorry I never replied back, I don't go on this site at all really but I really am thankful.
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  2. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 28, 2007
    The body and mind are amazing things, they can **** you over without you even realizing. You've just taken a knock to your confidence.

    A lot of guys can destroy their competition, become champion, lose or get injured and go on a losing streak on their return even though they have the skills to embarrass their opponents (i.e. Anderson Silva).

    I guess the best thing you can do is start over. Why did you start boxing? What are your goals? What motivates you? **** trying to figure out why you've lost a few matches in a row, that'll just drain you of your confidence. Get your head back to where it was when you began boxing and get on with it.
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  3. JagOfTroy

    JagOfTroy Jag Full Member

    Jul 5, 2009
    The mental warrior skills are just as important to train as your physical abilities to fight.

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  4. Speechless

    Speechless Well-Known Member Full Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    Never hurts to re-set either. I've been known to take a break or two from sparring and competition for a few weeks, just to break patterns of bad habits, repetitiveness, monotony and boredom. When you start fresh, you can think clearly, and think about why you do things, instead of just doing them. That's just one idea.
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  5. MIW

    MIW Member Full Member

    Jun 24, 2017
    Maybe you hit a plateau in your training. Do what you normally do, but increase the intensity and shorten rest periods. You should be able to increase the difficulty in your training to the point where you will be sore for a couple of days. You know you did it right if at the end of the exercise you cannot do any more even if you want too. When your body heals from this you will be better. Rinse and repeat.

    As far as the fights go, a fight has to be the greatest moment of your life. You have to love fighting and not give a damn if you get beat up. It should excite you every time you face someone strong.

    Think Goku from dragon ball z, that guy loves fighting. That's the kind of mentality that is the most valuable.
  6. TJ Max

    TJ Max Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jun 2, 2013
    Stop boxing unless you want to develop CTE.