Friday, April 18, 2014

Inspiration

Wait for No One

by Doug Ward on August 9, 2012

  There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your favorite boxer getting outworked by a lesser opponent or urging your own fighter on in-between rounds, only to be forced to sit by and watch him falling one step behind while the minutes of each round tick away.  All the while, his adversary is letting his hands […]

The Art of Intimidation

by Doug Ward on August 2, 2012

In boxing, the fight starts long before the opening bell rings.  It begins in the gym, through weeks of preparation.  It unfolds as you devise your strategy and as you research your opponent, looking for ways to exploit his weaknesses.  Then, it takes form when you meet your opponent face-to-face for the first time.  That’s […]

Break through the Boxing Barrier

by Doug Ward on July 17, 2012

Greater than any opponent or real physical challenge most athletes’ biggest adversary is his or her own limiting beliefs of what they’re capable of or what they’re able to accomplish.  This psychological barrier inhibits their performance and, in many instances, prevents them from ever reaching their full potential. The four-minute mile is a perfect example […]

There’s a Storm Brewing

by Doug Ward on March 30, 2012

Pre-fight trash talking is just that…talking.  Thunder sounds powerful, but lightning does all of the damage.   Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.

You’re Perfect to Us

by Doug Ward on March 29, 2012

Imperfection and mistakes are an unavoidable part of success.  Remember, a flawed diamond is worth more than a perfect brick.   Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.

Take a Seat

by Doug Ward on March 16, 2012

Boxing is an individual sport. A coach will never bench you, but if you don’t work hard and fight at your best, you may still find yourself on your seat.   Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.

Paved in Pain

by Doug Ward on March 5, 2012

Success will never be recognized by most fighters because it is dressed in sweats, is wringing with perspiration and looks a lot like hard work.   Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.

There’s a Test Today?!

by Doug Ward on February 23, 2012

The boxing ring is a hard teacher because it gives the test first and the lesson afterwards.   Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.

The Weakest Link

by Doug Ward on February 2, 2012

Train your weaknesses.  It’s everyone’s natural tendency to gravitate towards what comes naturally, what they like the most and what they excel at.  Focus on your weaknesses.  It may be harder and a little more unpleasant, but if you don’t pay attention to what you’re lacking…someone else might. Doug Ward is the President and Trainer […]

Now That’s Good Business

by Doug Ward on January 30, 2012

It is not a temple.  In boxing, your body is a business. And every successful business; applies basic principles, has a plan and works hard to minimize its’ losses. Doug Ward is the President and Trainer for the Underground Boxing Company.