Wait for No One


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 fly and piling up points.  There isn’t always one, common reason this happens to a fighter, but in some instances, he can become inactive or ineffective by getting wrapped up in the idea of landing THE PERFECT PUNCH.  In this case, that doesn’t particularly mean looking for a well-timed, one punch knockout, but just the idea of getting singularly-focused on the thought that a punch has to land in a designated spot, at an exact time or in a very specific way.  Just like in life, in the boxing ring, sometimes opportunities are presented, but more often they are created.  And not created by waiting, but by taking action.

The Art of Intimidation

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 when you make that initial brush stroke in the art of intimidation.  If you want set the proper tone to put your opponent on the defensive from the time the weigh-ins start, through the final bell, there are some very specific tactics you can employ to gain the upper hand and keep it.

Break through the Boxing Barrier

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 of how this imaginary hurdle exists and how it can be overcome.