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Mon Jan 22, 2018, 10:18 PM

2018 Golden Gloves

My son's next bout is on March 18, in the semi-finals of the NYS Golden Gloves. I've moved him from light heavyweight last year, to heavyweight this year. I'm also training a young man who fights that day, in the super heavyweight division.

I gave them today off. Starting tomorrow, we resume. With eight weeks of hard training, I'm confident both will be in the finals in May.

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Reply 2018 Golden Gloves (Original post)
H2O Man Jan 2018 OP
safeinOhio Jan 2018 #1
H2O Man Jan 2018 #3
quickesst Jan 2018 #2
H2O Man Jan 2018 #4
quickesst Jan 2018 #5
H2O Man Jan 2018 #6
quickesst Jan 2018 #7
H2O Man Jan 2018 #9
quickesst Jan 2018 #10
Auggie Jan 2018 #8

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Mon Jan 22, 2018, 11:12 PM

1. Good luck. Took a lot of

work to get that far.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 23, 2018, 05:05 PM

3. Thanks!

It does take a lot of work! It kind of cuts down on anything much in terms of a social life, other than hanging out with his sparring partners and me. But he is intent upon working harder in preparation, than anyone he may meet in the ring.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Tue Jan 23, 2018, 01:59 AM

2. Much good luck to your son

Ray Rogers used to own 51% of a construction company out of Little Rock that I worked for up until around 2010. As you probably know he is a past president of the Golden Gloves Association. I used to tease him about his perfect hair every time I saw him on HBO. Again good luck to your son and keep us updated on his progress and the results of his bout.

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Response to quickesst (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 23, 2018, 05:12 PM

4. Thanks!

I'll have someone there with a camera, and will try to post some pictures here.

There's a long history involving boxing and construction companies. Rubin used to recommend shoveling gravel into a wheelbarrow, then moving it forward about fifteen steps; that to build endurance to throw a combination, then push the opponent backwards. Then, repeat the process, over and over. A lot of people prefer modern exercise equipment, but I think construction, farming, and splitting lots of firewood is good, too. Plus it gets my son to do a lot of work for me!

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 23, 2018, 07:15 PM

5. Ha!

"Plus it gets my son to do a lot of work for me!"

I guess you could call that multi-tasking .

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Response to quickesst (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 23, 2018, 08:58 PM

6. Joe Louis's trainer

had him row a boat on a lake, to build punching-power. I remember he said he didn't like to be wasteful, so he went fishing in the boat while Joe was rowing around the lake.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 02:29 AM

7. Hell yeah

I like your training method. Not only does it get your son in shape but it also creates a good work ethic. I think your he's is going to be fine.

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Response to quickesst (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 01:01 AM

9. The first time

he fought in the Golden Gloves, I withdrew him from the finals due to illness; the second time, he won the title. Both of those were at light heavyweight. I'm not big on fighters cutting weight. I'd rather they compete at whatever weight they come in at when they are in top condition. He seems more comfortable now.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 02:00 AM

10. I'll definitely agree to that

I've always thought that a fighter should compete at a weight that he is comfortable at as long as he is at peak performance. Sounds like you're doing a great job at this training gig. Keep up the good work.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 11:20 AM

8. +1

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