View Full Version : Do and donts before a fight


Towelie
07-11-2008, 08:37 PM
I'm having my first fight tomorow, weigh in is at 8 am, and the fights start at 2 pm. Im at the right weight and all but what should I be eating atm, and before the fight, in the morning tomorow etc. And should I be completely resting today, if someone could fill me in on some stuff that would be cool. Also is it cool for me to do some situps to strengthen my stomach up a lil bit more.

DutchDynamite
07-11-2008, 08:57 PM
just eat after weigh in, eat what you can. At my first fight i could only eat a banana cause i was to tense. Just relax today and just see where it brings you

good luck brother:boxing:

dfwtx
07-11-2008, 10:43 PM
try to eat some pasta tonight if making weight is no problem, rest is the big thing here. completely relax and stretch some. and try to eat a little between the weigh in and your fight, my first fight I ate nothing and was hungry by the time I started fighting, body shots hurt even more.

laurinsane8
07-12-2008, 12:00 AM
Yea if you're right at weight you're pretty much screwed for eating too much. But if you got a pound of two to spare, eat lightly in the morning so you're not famished at 2pm. Check0in is at 2pm but I find they tend to run a bit late. So assume you won't be eating anything until about 3pm.

After weigh in, get some OJ and drink. Eat something light that won't make you sick.

angus the bull
07-12-2008, 02:26 AM
The night before weigh-in i had a small of veggies and chicken. Morning before weigh in which was at 12pm i had a small bowl of oats, after weigh in carb up wif pasta n' sauce. Then chips and a hotdog after lol

supRa
07-12-2008, 05:35 AM
nahh man there is no need for some extra situpps whats done is done thats what ive been told and i hear it often when other boxers ask about it, and me b4 fights i just calm man to tell u the truth i actually messed around my my friends little bro lol joke around with my team, i dont know about u guys but i take hot WaRM bath b4 i go 2 sleep i really really relasxes ya, good luck man ill check back 2 marrow

Actus Reus 21
07-12-2008, 02:01 PM
Dos: Sleep good, take it easy on the liquids if you have to make weight, if your too nurvous or too tense to eat a full meal after the weigh in then have a meal bar or a protein bar(and no it didnt **** me up and It gave me a nice boost before my last fight).

Stay focused throughout the day of the fight(avoid distractions or things that might lead into distractions)
Before your fight stay in a quiet calm place, if you have to avoid sitting and watching the fights then do so. Last thing you want to go in the ring with your mind on your friend or team mate that just got stopped or lost(its attracting negative energy).
Keep your mind clear and on only one thing(the bigger picture)

Donts:
Dont have anything like a energy drink or anything thats a stimulant.
I know everyone on here says this but **** having a **** load of food in your stomach before you fight!
I say just get enough food after you weigh in because as we all know amateur boxing schedules get very unorganized, so chances are you never know if afew fights might get pushed or canceld and you might be fighting next or in a fight or two(last thing you want to do is go into a fight with a overly full stomach.)
So dont have too much food!
Dont **** around with your girlfriend or some other girl before the fight. I know people say its a myth but trust me I can tell the difference if I had any sexual contact with a girl before I workout or spar.

DO NOT PANIC IF YOUR OPPONENT CHARGES AT YOU AT THE RING OF THE BELL! WHEN YOUR OPPONENT IS GOING CRAZY TRYING TO CHARGE AT YOU STAY CALM AND DONT PANIC. INSTEAD MOVE AND MAKE HIM LOOK STUPID.

supRa
07-12-2008, 03:11 PM
Dos: Sleep good, take it easy on the liquids if you have to make weight, if your too nurvous or too tense to eat a full meal after the weigh in then have a meal bar or a protein bar(and no it didnt **** me up and It gave me a nice boost before my last fight).

Stay focused throughout the day of the fight(avoid distractions or things that might lead into distractions)
Before your fight stay in a quiet calm place, if you have to avoid sitting and watching the fights then do so. Last thing you want to go in the ring with your mind on your friend or team mate that just got stopped or lost(its attracting negative energy).
Keep your mind clear and on only one thing(the bigger picture)

Donts:
Dont have anything like a energy drink or anything thats a stimulant.
I know everyone on here says this but **** having a **** load of food in your stomach before you fight!
I say just get enough food after you weigh in because as we all know amateur boxing schedules get very unorganized, so chances are you never know if afew fights might get pushed or canceld and you might be fighting next or in a fight or two(last thing you want to do is go into a fight with a overly full stomach.)
So dont have too much food!
Dont **** around with your girlfriend or some other girl before the fight. I know people say its a myth but trust me I can tell the difference if I had any sexual contact with a girl before I workout or spar.

DO NOT PANIC IF YOUR OPPONENT CHARGES AT YOU AT THE RING OF THE BELL! WHEN YOUR OPPONENT IS GOING CRAZY TRYING TO CHARGE AT YOU STAY CALM AND DONT PANIC. INSTEAD MOVE AND MAKE HIM LOOK STUPID.

u know ive been thinking of makin a thread about that, the other day i saw in ESPN and tito ortiz was there and talkin about that, and he said it was ok to mess around but just to get a good night sleep

KostyaTszyu44
07-12-2008, 05:34 PM
hope you do okay mate. he'll prob try and charge at you and you'll prob do same to him. but be aggressive but dont let it turn into a scrappy brawl, move on your toes, stay busy with that jab and look for a power shot. this is almost as m,uch for me as you as i have my second fight in a weeks time lol

Towelie
07-13-2008, 12:34 AM
Ya i lost I wasnt my self I usually am relaxed sparring and can throw quick combos and fast hands, during the fight I was really tense and was spending my energy trying to hit him hard it was also 93 degrees outside, well this loss will drive me to train harder for the next fight

johnjamieson
07-13-2008, 01:24 AM
Don't eat that much and WARM UP!

my first fight that I had 2 or so weeks ago, I didn't warm up properly because I didn't know I was the first fight. First round in I threw a right hand and popped out my shoulder, couldnt hold up my hand and was stopped by the doctor. so warm up properly!

KostyaTszyu44
07-13-2008, 03:45 AM
Ya i lost I wasnt my self I usually am relaxed sparring and can throw quick combos and fast hands, during the fight I was really tense and was spending my energy trying to hit him hard it was also 93 degrees outside, well this loss will drive me to train harder for the next fight

ah dw bout it man, i lost my first too. so did many others.

Towelie
07-13-2008, 04:50 PM
ah dw bout it man, i lost my first too. so did many others.

Thanks man, at least I know what I need to work on now. I need to go back to the basics and practice my jab alot!

giantsbran1227
07-14-2008, 08:31 PM
Yea man dont let it get you down at all. Kelly pavlik lost his first 5 fights. Just use it as motivation and it will only make you stronger.

P4PKING_2008
07-14-2008, 08:43 PM
ah dw bout it man, i lost my first too. so did many others.

:lol1: What like 50% of all amateurs lost their first fight. Dumbass. Obviously its a 50/50 chance for ****s sake.

JC Warrior
07-14-2008, 09:17 PM
Almost all of the advice on this thread was sound. The only thing I would have disagreed with is the bit about "messin' around". I'm far from old school but I have only had bad exerience with messin' around before a fight and my best performance was after I hadn't done anything for over three weeks. Aside from that everything else seemed prety sound.

The hardest part for me in my first fight wasn't weight, or food, or water...it was nerves. And no doubt about it being all pent up and *excited* doesn't help your nerves too much. Learning how to calm yourself down with prayer, meditation, chanting (yes I've seen it), or talking to yourself will pay huge dividends when it comes time to climb the steps and go on into the ring.

Of course if you didn't lose because of nervous hesitation or twitching etc then pay me no mind lol. But I've known very few amateurs who weren't as physically prepared as they could be in their debut fight. Almost every loss I've seen in debut bouts was due to nerves / nervous energy taking fighters off their games. If anything for your next fight I'd focus more on what exactly made you unfocused or kept your mind from executing the fundamentals that coach instilled in you. Spend the last 3 or 4 days of training mentally going over exactly what you're going to do; from walking up the ring steps, to touching gloves with your opponent, to how your going to plant your foot when you throw your first punch after the bell rings...

Golden-Gloves
07-14-2008, 10:03 PM
I dont care how many people say that sex before a fight is a myth, but its not and its scientifically proven.

When a male ejaculates he releases of endogenous opioids (commonly known as endorphins) that are required for ejaculation and associated with orgasm also lead to that slightly euphoric state and drowsiness. There is a great deal of physical energy exerted during sexual activity as well, so that probably contributes to the overall feeling of fatigue. It also drains your drive and adrenaline, your body can only produce so much adrenaline in one day without sleep or rest.

Hard Dick
07-14-2008, 10:06 PM
Eat fish pasta and salad on fight day. Don't eat a steak or a heavy meal.

Hearnsz
07-15-2008, 07:29 AM
:lol1: What like 50% of all amateurs lost their first fight. Dumbass. Obviously its a 50/50 chance for ****s sake.
You're not very good at logical thinking are you? Theoretically it's possible that 99.9999% of the people lose their first fight, if they all lose vs someone who already had some fights. So the only 0-0 fighter that then won is the one who fought the very first fight ever. (between 2 guys with a 0-0 record)

P4PKING_2008
07-15-2008, 09:22 AM
You're not very good at logical thinking are you? Theoretically it's possible that 99.9999% of the people lose their first fight, if they all lose vs someone who already had some fights. So the only 0-0 fighter that then won is the one who fought the very first fight ever. (between 2 guys with a 0-0 record)

Erm no. 99.999% of people do not lose their first fights. 50% of people lose their first fights dip****.

Hearnsz
07-15-2008, 09:51 AM
Erm no. 99.999% of people do not lose their first fights. 50% of people lose their first fights dip****.

Grow some common sense. I said it's theoretically possible that 99.999% lose their first fight. Just like it's theoretically possible that 0.00001% lose their first fight.
Since you still don't understand how this stuff works I'll explain it to you with an example.

FIGHT ONE
Person1 (record 0-0) vs Person2 (record 0-0)
Person1 beats Person2

FIGHT TWO
Person1 (record 1-0) vs Person3 (record 0-0)
Person1 beats Person2

FIGHT THREE
Person2 (record 0-1) vs person4 (record 0-0)
Person2 beats Person4

-----------------------------------------------
Person1's (2-0) first fight: WIN
Person2's (1-1) first fight: LOSS
Person3's (0-1) first fight: LOSS
Person4's (0-1) first fight: LOSS

First fights lost: 3/4 = 75%

Now apologize to KostyaTszyu44 for calling him a dumbass and apologize to me for calling me a dip****. And if you really mean it, I might forgive you. ...lol

mkm88414
07-15-2008, 11:05 AM
ahh rafael has a point

ill admit the 50% sounded pretty logical to me at the time though

supRa
07-15-2008, 04:04 PM
i lost my first fight to

P4PKING_2008
07-15-2008, 06:41 PM
Grow some common sense. I said it's theoretically possible that 99.999% lose their first fight. Just like it's theoretically possible that 0.00001% lose their first fight.
Since you still don't understand how this stuff works I'll explain it to you with an example.

FIGHT ONE
Person1 (record 0-0) vs Person2 (record 0-0)
Person1 beats Person2

FIGHT TWO
Person1 (record 1-0) vs Person3 (record 0-0)
Person1 beats Person2

FIGHT THREE
Person2 (record 0-1) vs person4 (record 0-0)
Person2 beats Person4

-----------------------------------------------
Person1's (2-0) first fight: WIN
Person2's (1-1) first fight: LOSS
Person3's (0-1) first fight: LOSS
Person4's (0-1) first fight: LOSS

First fights lost: 3/4 = 75%

Now apologize to KostyaTszyu44 for calling him a dumbass and apologize to me for calling me a dip****. And if you really mean it, I might forgive you. ...lol

No your wrong. Only one person can win a fight. 2 fighters one can only win at once. So two people can NOT both win. One loses and the other wins. It is 50/50 chance of winning in any fight.

I am not talking about 4 fights and 8 people that is irrelevant and I am on about one fight where only one can win. If it is there first fight still not both win. So it is impossible to have a 75% percent success rate.

KostyaTszyu44
07-15-2008, 07:14 PM
:lol1: What like 50% of all amateurs lost their first fight. Dumbass. Obviously its a 50/50 chance for ****s sake.

no because you could be fighting someone who has already had a few fights so it isnt their first also. like in my first fight i fought a guy who was 1-0

Team Mayweather
07-15-2008, 07:16 PM
no because you could be fighting someone who has already had a few fights so it isnt their first also. like in my first fight i fought a guy who was 1-0

Makes no difference they still had a 50/50 chance of winning. Every fight you have you have a 50% chance of winning.

Hearnsz
07-15-2008, 07:18 PM
No your wrong. Only one person can win a fight. 2 fighters one can only win at once. So two people can NOT both win. One loses and the other wins. It is 50/50 chance of winning in any fight.

I am not talking about 4 fights and 8 people that is irrelevant and I am on about one fight where only one can win. If it is there first fight still not both win. So it is impossible to have a 75% percent success rate.

Are you fooling around or are you really that dumb?
I'm not even going to bother correcting your retarded ass anymore. Anyone with the common sense of atleast a 10-year-old would have admitted he was wrong after seing the example I gave you.

Team Mayweather
07-15-2008, 07:19 PM
Are you fooling around or are you really that dumb?
I'm not even going to bother correcting your retarded ass anymore. Anyone with the common sense of atleast a 10-year-old would have admitted he was wrong after seing the example I gave you.

How can you say you have a more than 50% of winning a fight? Your crazy.

Hearnsz
07-15-2008, 07:24 PM
Makes no difference they still had a 50/50 chance of winning. Every fight you have you have a 50% chance of winning.

You can't use math to predict a win or a loss. So you can't say it's 50%. It depends on skills/experience/etc... One fighter will obviously have more chance of winning than the other.
It's not a coincidence that good fighters have better records than bad ones is it? If there really was a 50% chance on winning of each fight it WOULD be a coincidence.

What you are thinking of is prediction.
Tzyu said that alot of other people had ALREADY lost their first fight. And that's also not 50/50 as I stated in my posts before.

I can't believe we even have to argue about this.

Hearnsz
07-15-2008, 07:26 PM
How can you say you have a more than 50% of winning a fight? Your crazy.

I didn't say that at all ffs. Sounds like you didn't even bother to read my posts.
I said it's possible that there are more or less than 50% of the people that lost their FIRST FIGHT.

Team Mayweather
07-15-2008, 07:28 PM
You can't use math to predict a win or a loss. So you can't say it's 50%. It depends on skills/experience/etc... One fighter will obviously have more chance of winning than the other.
It's not a coincidence that good fighters have better records than bad ones is it? If there really was a 50% chance on winning of each fight it WOULD be a coincidence.

What you are thinking of is prediction.
Tzyu said that alot of other people had ALREADY lost their first fight. And that's also not 50/50 as I stated in my posts before.

I can't believe we even have to argue about this.

Your first fight or your last fight it does not matter at all. You still have a 50/50 chance of winning and of losing. Being good improves your chances but beforehand and on paper you still have a 50% of winning.

Hearnsz
07-15-2008, 07:33 PM
Your first fight or your last fight it does not matter at all. You still have a 50/50 chance of winning and of losing. Being good improves your chances but beforehand and on paper you still have a 50% of winning.

As I said before: if people really had a 50% chance of winning it would be a coincidence that the records of good fighters are better than the bad ones.

You have TWO OPTIONS: win/loss. That doesn't mean it's 50/50.
And both you and P4PKING_2008 didn't even read Tszyu's post apparently because it's obviously about howmany people HAVE lost their first fight. It's not about just 1 fighter.

So I'm still expecting an apology from P4PKING_2008 towards me and Tszyu. And also an apology from Team_Mayweather for calling me crazy.
I'm not going to bother argueing with you either if you still don't get this.

Rafael Benitez
07-16-2008, 04:41 AM
Don't do any sit ups. Have a good **** before the fight and have a good nights sleep even if you need to take pills! I always have a Nytol because the thought of fighting would keep me up all night and I would be fatigued before fights. Since my first fight if I am not out by 12pm I take pills and rest. Be cool, be calm and have a good **** before the fight to gather your thoughts.