I got beat up for the 1st time today.

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  1. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Today was sparring day and it was pretty bad. I sparred this one guy who I’ve never seen before, but my coach told me that he’s a lot more experienced than me and to be careful. I’ve always been able to hang with experienced guys before, so I didn’t think it was a problem. He was short too, so I figured it would just be easy for me to jab and move until the rounds over. Bell rings and this guy just comes in ridiculously fast. He’s throwing every damn punch in the book hard, fast, and in bunches. He got me in the corner and was just hammering me. I tried to get out but the way he would place his feet and how he handled me in the clinch made it feel impossible. His style had me completely exhausted after the first round. He was also a southpaw, which I’ve never dealt with before. Second round I did a little better, kept my range and landed a few solid 1 2s, but then the pressure got to me and it was just a repeat of the 1st. I was throwing back this time but he was just eating my hooks and completely out landing me. Third round I try to force him backwards. I kept going forward and threw hard hooks to the body. It was working, but when he went on the offensive it was just too much to deal with.

    I’ve been training seriously for about 6 months, so I guess I had to get my butt kicked eventually. It really hurt my ego though; I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that I couldn’t handle someone. Im a lot more motivated to improve now, but it was just rough and a little humiliating. Also, any advice on how to handle a pressure fighter is welcome.
     
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  2. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That is how you learn, and you seem to have a good attitude about the experience. You need perspective on the situation: You have been training for 6 months, some guys have been doing it for years.
    Pressure can be exhausting, especially if you don't know how to deal with it and, 6 months in, you wouldn't know that yet. The peanut gallery is going to tell you to move and jab but I would suggest to you that, if the other guy knows how to press, doing so is next to impossible. You have to learn how to throw short punches and fight inside, so that you can hit him hard on the way in and once he gets inside. That makes him think as he comes in and then you can start to land a jab.
    You don't want to fall into the trap of just moving right away- I don't know if I can type it but I could show you how little I have to move to make you move a lot, and then, with a step or two, cut the ring and trap you. But, if you can draw the pressure fighter into moving, then you can use small steps that allow you to punch but keep him turning , if that makes sense.
    You want to really break down how you throw your punches. You want your hooks and uppercuts, in particular, to start from the floor, when you shift your weight. You want to get into the practice of hitting the target with your hips, your arms just carrying the punch, and you want to get away from the practice of starting your punches at the shoulders. Punching from the floor up is how you throw very short, hard, damaging punches in close.
     
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  3. Kura

    Kura New Member Full Member

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    I'm my self outside southpaw, I had once similiar experience to yours if you face preassure fighters running and jab alone isnt enough you will tire and jabs alone wont do ****. You must learn how to check hook in cuban/russian style plus you need to let him know you can hit hard counter when he comes so he respects you more, train pull counter also against southpaws use lead right straight with left hook and right straght or jab right hook to face if he keeps hands low
     
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  4. viru§™

    viru§™ Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Not to be a dick, but what did you expect to happen? You've been training for 6 months and your coach told you this guy is far more experienced than you. Did you expect to outbox this guy or what?

    Take your time and LEARN instead of getting frustrated. You'll get beat up a lot more times if you stick with it.

    Also, are you recording your sparring? If not, ask permission and record your sessions, you'll be able to pick out your mistakes easier.
     
  5. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Thanks for the tips, you pretty much described everything I did wrong. I kind of went into survival mode when the pressure started and was arm punching 1 2s and moving back in a straight line. Taking small steps sideways and constantly making him turn is something I didn’t think of, thanks. I also still need to work on shortening my shots. At this point I only really know how to throw straight shots, so working on inside hooks and uppercuts is gonna be a must. Especially since this guy told me afterwards that he’s gonna start training at my gym again, so I’m most likely gonna be sparring him regularly.
     
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  6. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    Ok thanks, I noticed a lead right was working, but I didn’t mix it up with hooks so I couldn’t consistently keep him off of me.
     
  7. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

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    I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I’m not being supercilious or anything, but I’ve been improving at a way faster rate than all the other beginners I started with. Sparring with more experienced guys has kinda become routine for me. This guy was different though, just completely dominated me every round. I’m kinda glad it happened though as weird as it sounds. This guy has easily been the best and most exhausting guy I’ve ever worked with. If I learn how to handle what he brings I’ll definitely feel like I’ll be more than ready when I start competing.
     
  8. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    First time with a southpaw is always confusing.

    Hell, I am a southpaw and first time I fought one I freaked a little bit. No way to learn it until you do it.
     
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  9. joe brown

    joe brown Keep it Simple Full Member

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    Some of the most important sparring sessions for development you'll be looking back with a smile on your face when you've achieved what you wanted, keep at it
     
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  10. NoChin

    NoChin Boxing Addict Full Member

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    hit the one in the middle
     
  11. NoChin

    NoChin Boxing Addict Full Member

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    nah all jokes aside don't worry mate. Everyone has been schooled in sparring. Mayweather has. World champions do. It will make you better. Also what if you fight someone who is 50 percent worse than the guy you sparred? it will be **** all to you. The beating you took, will make your harder, wiser.

    Might prep you for a thug in the street one day. You never know. And because you absorbed all that pressure, the next mofo will be your cannon fodder.

    Live and learn dude.
     
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  12. Kura

    Kura New Member Full Member

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    True after i got demolished for entire 3 rounds it was the most progress i made afterwards
     
  13. Rollin

    Rollin Well-Known Member Full Member

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    At that point you could do nothing. Best you can take out of it is courage and determination to learn every last drop of knowledge from every possible source, and apply it.

    The experienced fighter coming out at you like Mike Tyson is silly. You learn nothing, and he learns nothing, because you cannot provide him a quality force of opposition at that pace and under those circumstances. Hence why trusted sparring partners are gold.
     
  14. Kura

    Kura New Member Full Member

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    It's never like you did nothing if you hang there for whole sparring session
     
  15. NoChin

    NoChin Boxing Addict Full Member

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    you sparred since?

    hows it going?
     
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