I can’t describe or put into words how much I love this sport, but I will try.
I am not a professional boxer, but since training to be a fighter, I have learned a lot about myself the people I surround myself with. I grew up playing every sport you could imagine, I was competitive, aggressive and was never afraid to get down and dirty. Boxing took me to a whole different level. It has strengthened my body and my mind and my spirit, it has taught me discipline and the desire to always challenge myself. Right before my first fight, I was so nervous, like almost shit my pants nervous. I competed all my life and never experienced nerves like this, I realized that the main difference between a solo sport vs
ings all eyes are on you. There is no where to run, no where to hide and definitely no teammate to blame, it’s you. You win on your own and you lose on your own. I wasn’t sure I liked this feeling, and right before my last fight, I said to myself “Ok, you checked it off your goals for 2017, you don’t need to fight again”. I lost my first fight and before I even stepped out of the ring I realized that I wasn’t done.
and not Every coach and fighter told me before I decided to full on fight, the life of a fighter is a lonely disciplined lifestyle. Some people embrace it and push through the pain and other people tap out. I was raised with the mentality that when times gets though, the tough get going. This mind set has not only helped me in boxing, but in life. Unlike any other sport I have played or participated in this is the only one that ____.
I train every morning at 5:15 am, my alarm is set for 4:45am, I know it’s early AF. By the time I am walking into the gym, half of NYC is just strolling up the stairs into their apartment with a half eaten slice of $1.00 pizza on a greasy-flimsy single paper plate (don’t these places know, you always double the paper plate?). A year ago I was apart of that pissed drunk pizza population AND as mush as I LOVE a wild night out in the big apple, I love training way more.
It’s become my love and my addiction. I used to be in love and addicted to carbs and clothes (still addicted to clothes, I’m afraid that will never go away) but I replaced the carb addiction with the cardio and uppercuts.
No matter how hard I get hit, no matter how many rounds of rope I have to jump I look forward to walking down the stairs into the gym.
1. Strengthens you mentally and physically.
Let’s be real, you can be physically healthy, but the real definition of health is someone is is strong mentally and physically. Boxing has done that for me. For years I