Not posting this on the UG because I don't use that side of the forum much.
Whom here has/is trained in boxing? Could be anything from pros, amateurs, or just as a basement workout novice for conditioning.
I've been lowkey working on my boxing since Covid hit. Certainly bordering on obsession. I've lost roughly 40 lbs since training in my basement daily since probably last May or so.
I use to trane but injuries caught up to me years ago. I still am plagued with shoulder injuries that limit my ability to work out and unload a right hook or overhand right. The straight right works just fine though and being a tall guy I tend to fight on the outside anyways so that straight right is more preferable anyways.
I have really learned to use my left to the point I am becoming ambidextrous. My left jab is my best punch as should be anyone, especially a guy that is 6'5" and is long. My left hook though is what brings me joy. I am pretty obsessed with developing it. It is crazy how improved it is compared to back when I use to train. Just working on it relentlessly has paid off.
I am aware that the likekyhood of fighting even amateur is a long shot given my age, shoulder injury, and the fact that this I have not even spared or gotten professional training in over 10 years. My ego says go for it, but it is extremely difficult to do that. I hold out a glimmer of hope that I will go all in but even with the desire I am going to likely need shoulder surgery at some point without trying to seek fighting in my early 40s.
I am curious to what you guys that have to say about the sport that have or are in it. Training techniques, ect. I truly fell in love with the sport again with nothing to do with Covid going on to the point of boxing training in my pool like a lunatic. I love MMA and grappling but there is something to be said about the ability to use your hands only in a skillfull manner and study the psychology of boxing. Cus D'Amato is a tremendous influence on me. It has helped in every aspect in life. I not only work on it physically every day but watch fights going back to the turn of the last century. Read books. Fully about it. Just wish I had had this mentality when I was younger and more able to go after it but regardless it is helping my mental and physical fitness daily and I love the sport.