My first sparring session in 6 years. It shows…

TrainingIconAs some of you know, I am getting back into the sport to hopefully compete again.  I haven’t fought in 8 years and the last time I sparred was 6 years ago.  I set-up a sparring session with Sergio Saravia, owner of Broadway Fitness Center which is where Untouchables Boxing Club is located.  Sergio is 30 pounds heavier than me, but he has never fought before.  He’s in shape and has sparred a few times.  I brought the camera and tripod along to record it.  My timing is a bit off, can probably tell how much I hate headgear, I wasn’t throwing much, but after watching the footage when I got home, I think it’s not completely bad, after the first round anyway.  I see things that are reminiscent of  my younger self and I think I can improve on this quickly.  After the sparring, I moved around with Helene Robinson.  Just touching the gloves, giving her some work and getting myself more comfortable with being back in the ring.  I’m wearing the black headgear.  Check out the videos below.


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Justin M. Salvato
Justin M. Salvato is the creator & owner of BOXING 4 FREE. He's a former amateur boxer, former USA Boxing coach, and former boxing fitness instructor. These days he enjoys vintage computing, retro video games, and talking tech. He also writes a blog about the Coleco ADAM computer and Life with Microsoft.

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