good comments by everyone, although not all apply to my situation, they are still good comments about MMA folks wanting boxing training etc (esp since this is an MMA forum). And about training in boxing gyms in general.
Everone take off your PC hat for a moment and think about this, put your cap on like you are a MFFFER in a gym that wants to learn.
A few comments have been made about old school Mexican trainers and one about an Irish trainer.
Seriously I have often wondered if a Mexican trainer would be more helpful to a slow white guy wanting to learn how to box better.
All my experience at boxing gyms has been for lack of a better phrase at black gyms with guys with super fast hands and seemingly an ability to watch world class fighters on Saturday night, then copy a move and use it on Monday.
I was a white kid college freshman in an all black gym,on the side of town no one wanted to go, then finally one Mexican guy showed up who had 18 fights in the Airforce, a hell of a counter puncher, with great head movement. I learned a lot from him on how to fight these dudes that were so much faster.
The coaches' style and experience always seemed to lend itself to fighters with these attributes.
My first experience at a boxing gym was in the early 90s.
I loved it when the slow white fighters would come in from out of town to spar, or the "tough man" guys.
Serioulsy I spent 4 years trying to move like these young fast guys, box like these taller guys, I did develop a good jab.
But I can't help but wonder, what if there was one old Mexican trainer, or an old Irishmen, that would have pulled me aside and taught me a different approach, an approach for a guy with heavy feet. The Mexican dude in the gym I mentioned did help me alot, he had slow feet.