I find that sometimes, when I fight (I am a competitive Thai Boxer in the UK) I seem to get overwhelmed by the atmosphere of the crowd and lose focus on my opponent.
Usually I start thinking about the crowd more than my opponent, which is obviously not good.
This problem does not occur when it is a small venue of say 200 people, but when the crowd is large, say about 600+, then the atmosphere can get a bit much for me to concentrate on my opponent 100%.
Do you have any suggestions as to how I can overcome this, or at least control it? Or possibly explain why it happens?
Look forward to your response,