I decided to spend the whole summer improving my fitness. Adding muscle. Improving cardio. Losing some fat. And why not? 10 weeks of sunshine, the boxing gym, good food, and every other excuse to train hard is encouraging.
I watched the non-title fight between Lucas Matthysse and Lamont Peterson last night with one question looming over my head: where does Lucas Matthysse get so much power from? The Argentinean powerhouse weighs 140 pounds and hits as hard as middleweights. That kind of power isn’t an equalizer, it’s a game changer.
Another week is relegated to the great record book of history and I didn’t add anything significant to its pages. I had a nasty sore throat that left me speechless and weak, so I didn’t go to the gym all week. Instead, I spent time recuperating and thinking of boxing greatness.
There’s a blog post on Sanctified Brother entitled Get Your Checkup, Brother that discusses men’s aversion to getting their annual exam. I’m not one to shy away from a doctor’s visit because I have nothing to fear: I’m active, healthy, temperate, and eat great. In fact, I look forward to the doctor’s visit because it gives me a chance to reaffirm my convictions on my lifestyle and show the doctors they have it all wrong (my way is superior).
I get to see all the action now since I train with Fearless Fighting at Gleason’s Gym. They have a highlight video of Danny Garcia and Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin getting ready for their biggest fights at Barclays Center. Take a look at the video below.
I took an unusual turn in my training today and worked with a friend of mine, the well-respected, highly-regarded, and very knowledgeable Harry Keitt. Harry used to train Irish John Duddy and currently trains other boxers out of the world-famous Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, NY. Harry works with Ghanian boxer Emmanuel Latrey and was also in the On the Ropes documentary.