Almost three weeks ago, I sparred for the first time in six years. I did not feel that great sparring. My biggest complaint I had about that that sparring session was my immobility. I just stood there absorbing shots. Today, I sparred and felt a lot better which is odd because what my coach doesn’t know is that my right arm has been pretty useless since the last sparring session.
Apparently I hurt my shoulder. What you’ll see in the sparring video from today is that I rarely throw the right hand. Granted the first round was jab only, but even in rounds two and three, I didn’t throw it much. The few times I did, the right hand wasn’t wild. Which is good as that may have aggravated the injury some more.
I sparred newbie Jesse Lara. He sparred once before, but that was very light, so all intents and purposes, this was his first time sparring. Considering that, he did quite well. I also sparred open-class boxer Quentin Branch. Sadly, the memory card on my camera ran out of space and didn’t capture the two rounds I sparred with him.
I have a few bruises on my face and nose, but I actually feel better today than I did three weeks ago. I felt more like myself old self for the first time in a long time.