Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Meridian Boxing Club

Meet Tic

Talked about the best fight he ever saw. He could only remember the name of one of the fighters. His guy was getting beat down for alot of rounds then he fades back and gets the other boxer to follow him. just then he lays on a punch, maybe even a suckerpunch and knocks the other guy out.

Tic has been training for 22 years.

Tic does train with too much sparing. Only 2 nights a week cause if yer not careful you can burn a kid out.

Instead he focuses on the fundamentals. Working with the bags, strentgh training.

He talked to us about how promoters and managers can manipulate a contract so that the boxer gets next too nothing. He talks about how the boxer needs to have a lawyer and how most boxers who are going to keep any money they one did it cause they had a good lawyer.

He talked about old fighters who tried their hand at being preachers.

He appreciated our enthusiam. He even told us that if we came back tomorrow they might go ahead and do a little sparing just for us.

When I shook his hand the skin was tough, hard like a baseball mitt. You can tell that Tic has got a lot miles on 'em.

"It got the right look. They tell me to clean it up, but I say we dont want it too clean. You want it to look like rocky."

He told us that he knew a 16 year old who had already had 300 ametur bouts.

The TV had a shot of janet leigh screaming from Pyscho just before I took the picture.

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