Originally Posted by mike54
Well I boxed until I got hit in my first sparring match. My 12 year old brain said screw this.
I had my first bout as an 11 yr old. Two rounds. Don't remember too much except after the first round my coach saying I was doing great. My head hurt, my ribs hurt, hell I hurt all over. After the fight I remember my head hurt so much I thought it was going to explode, I was on the verge of puking and I wanted to cry. Funny thing is, I won! If winning hurt this much, how bad does losing feel?
After a couple more fights, things settled down and weren't such a blur and my defense was much more effective but, even at three rounds, a good bout would stay with you for a few days.
Endless respect for fighters, but no envy!