This has been the toughest week by far.
Squad Training + sparring on Monday
One on one technical + sparring with Monster Will on Tuesday: bloody nose again
Fitness on Wednesday
And finally squad sparring on Thursday where I did 5 rounds vs 2 biggies (at least 20kgs difference) and Will.
I felt ok fitness wise and didn’t mind the rounds but I took some severe punches despite my resolution to move. I know what I have to do but somehow it is not second nature yet: I find it hard to coordinate punches and defence + lateral moves.
And the last thing you want to do against a guy who is a lot heavier than you is getting involved in a “brawl”. I reminds me of a famous line in an old French movie which vaguely translates as “when the 110kgs guys talk , the 60 kgs guys do listen”
So I went home feeling battered and bruised and at 10pm my face turned purple and blue: yes I finally got that black eye I had managed to avoid so far! And it’ s massive!
I was gutted I had let myself punched in the face that way . But inside me I feel like I have also survived 5 extremely tough rounds versus huge opponents. This won’t win me the fight as on points I clearly would have lost but I feel much more confident that I can at least hold the distance.
This week end is Easter and I am not going to train as I have a busy one (and it won’t be eating chocolate) but from next week its the last stretch and I need to focus on only a few things as time is up.
What is going to give me the best chance of success? And what is it that I can improve ?
Clearly stamina is a must have. And I really need to sort out my defensive move. I am still not mobile enough. I am less worried about throwing the combo, s although I should be. But avoiding taking too many here is my sole focus.
I have to OPTIMISE