When should you stop training prior to a three round bout?

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by madjabber, Jul 28, 2013.


  1. madjabber

    madjabber Member Full Member

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    How long before a three round fight should I stop my training I.e.,2 days, 3 days?
     
  2. Speechless

    Speechless Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You're gonna get a lot of varied responses here...
    At my gym, we avoid any heavy strength training and sparring the final week leading up.
    We still do bagwork, roadwork and conditioning until maybe 2 days before the fight.
    Last 2 days are light, i.e. just sharpening up your movement, i.e. footwork, light cardio, skipping, mitts.

    Obviously you'll still have to work harder if you are cutting a lot of weight in the final days.
     
  3. MagnificentMatt

    MagnificentMatt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    We might take 1 day off from training the day before the bout. But we pretty much spar, and train as normal until up to maybe 2 days before the fight.. So maybe 1 light day and 1 day off the two days prior.
     
  4. MagnificentMatt

    MagnificentMatt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    IMO weight cutting in ams unless it is a tournament is silly and not worth the risk to both performance and health, now pros is a little different, depending on the individual.

    But I am sure many will disagree with me on that.
     
  5. Texascyclone

    Texascyclone Member Full Member

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    If i fight on Saturday, I do a full 60 minute workout on monday and then taper down 15 min each day to a day of on friday.
     
  6. Bob Sebring

    Bob Sebring New Member Full Member

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    If you are weight cutting in the amateur ranks; your trainers and advisers are not giving you proper knowledge of the sport....Fight in the weight you are most comfortable at which gives you true strength and energy the day of the bout....Unless you are a bonafide superstar, guaranteed millions for shedding weight, coming down in weight class for a serious payday and risking your boxing reputation. Its not worth it!
     
  7. JagOfTroy

    JagOfTroy Jag Full Member

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    I remember being at a two-day tournament, the tiny gym that was attached to the hotel was filled with people using all the cardio equipment. You do not want the difficulty of having to weigh-in each day in the amateurs and struggle to make weight.
     


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