Recently I’ve been working with athletes from other sports. It dawned on me as I was doing a training session, you can go to a few practices and then jump right into competition. Boxing is very different. It could be anywhere from 6 months to 1 year before you are ready to enter the competition ring. It’s no wonder in our current society that boxing isn’t necessarily a sport that a lot gravitate to for competition. Most of us want instant success and instant experiences. Boxing is not that type of sport.
Many people stop by the gym and have the hunger to box initially, but only a few have the grit and determination it takes to stay interested when the setbacks pile up. That’s actually why I like it so much. I’m ok with the transitions and turnovers, because when you get the 3% that you can count on for their commitment and fire, you know you are blessed and sure to experience a ton of growth.