Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Boxing is 90% Mental... Just Ask Oscar De La Hoya.

Oscar De La Hoya has been trying to relax in the ring after all these years. Before his biggest fights he will spit out the same old song of... This has been the best training camp of my life, I'm so focused and in the best shape of my life. During those fights though Oscar fought tense. He never really dominated in his biggest fights for this reason, he couldn't relax.

In interviews leading up to this weekends fight, Oscar has said the same as he always has and that he's not overlooking Forbes but yet he's focusing on the Mayweather fight in September. WTF! Somethings never change I guess.

One thing that has supposedly changed is that Oscar has finally learned how to relax in the ring. After all these years working with Floyd Sr. who has been trying to instill this is Oscar, Oscar says he's finally mastered how to relax during the fight.

My true point in this post is that no matter how good of shape you are in, no matter how strong you are, you matter how much quality sparring you got in before the fight, if you can't relax in that ring you're done!

That is true mastery, relaxing the ring and controling your emotions. We'll find out after all these long years in boxing if Oscar is telling the truth and has finally mastered his this Saturday night.

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