I haven’t sparred in a couple of months because of travel,my trainer’s schedule, judging fights and vacation. I’ve been working out but I haven’t been sparring.
Sunday I got back into it and felt awful.
I was sore from a Friday boxing workout and that might have made the joints creakier than usual but I think it had more to do with muscle memory. Sparring felt foreign, not at all natural and my movement felt clunky.
I figured the first round would warm me up.
The toughest blow wasn’t a head or body shot it was to the ego. I could tell my trainer was holding off. He always brings it to my ability but I could tell even if he didn’t say much that he was being careful.
I went straight back. I left the jab out. I gave ground too easy. I clinched stupidly.
I’m glad i did it. I’ll be better next time if not too much time goes by which is a big if.
My shoulders tightened up bad that night which also told me how tense I was.
I hope this isn’t the week Holyfield calls.
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