Saturday, April 5, 2008

Boxing Training Doesn't Stop At The Gym For Hungry and Developed Fighters.

Aaron Williams looked sensation last night in his impressive KO win against experienced Andere Purlette on ESPN 2's Friday Night Fights. Aaron's fast track development can be attributed to his constant study of old fight films of some of the greatest fighters ever. Fighters like Sugar Ray Robinson, Archie Moore, Ezzard Charles to name a few. Aaron just doesn't stop his boxing training at the gym, his study of the all time greats has allowed him to progress rapidly in skill and style as a young pro.

Studying film is so over looked in young boxers training in this day and age it seems. Many fighters just want to get the training over with at the gym and go on to other things they like to do. They don't make boxing an evolving study and practise that can mold them into a more complete fighter. This is often seen in their stalled or limited development in skills.

When you see a young fighter like Aaron Williams who looks better and better with experienced fighters, there's usually a lot of extra work on his part going on outside the gym. His studying of the all time greats allow him to raise the bar on his own skills and performance against experienced fighters earing him the high praise that goes with it. When he competes in his first world title fight it may appear that he's been there before based on his performance. When that happens you'll know why.

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