There are things in life that seem to haunt us. Things from our past that never leave our bodies, our sub-conscious. Boxers know this better than anyone.
When you step in the ring, adrenaline rises as does everything from your sub-conscious. Recently I’ve been calling this The Haunting. It surges through your veins with every bit of footwork, with every punch delivered and taken. It takes over your thoughts and interrupts your instinct. The Haunting usurps your focus and keeps you from the task right in front of you.
The most successful boxers learn how to address the sub-conscious in training so that when the fight comes, the Haunting doesn’t take over.