View Full Version : Does losing make u humble?


King James III
07-14-2008, 12:10 AM
Well currently I am 16-0 in the amatuer circuit. Lately ive just been kinda overconfident I think and I really cant shake it. My last fight I seriously wished I would have lost because it would have motivated me to train harder and longer, instead of bull****ing like I have been doing. I havent really won any major AM tourneys, just a few sanctioned fights in Chicago. The only major tourney I got into was the Chicago Golden Gloves last march and I lost by dq in the semi's. The next tourney in fighting in is a major one, and ive prepared for it like ****. Does anyone else feel this way sometimes or is it just me? is it just like pre-fight nervousness cause the fights coming up in a few weeks? also I havent even made weight so imma have to fight 152 instead of 141 which sucks ass.

KostyaTszyu44
07-14-2008, 12:26 AM
it makes you humble yes, i lost my first fight (got thrown in the deep end so to speak) and i think it made me a better boxer

DutchDynamite
07-14-2008, 12:47 AM
just one way for you to find out i guess


/still you have a great record.

Eshays!
07-14-2008, 04:09 AM
Well currently I am 16-0 in the amatuer circuit. Lately ive just been kinda overconfident I think and I really cant shake it. My last fight I seriously wished I would have lost because it would have motivated me to train harder and longer, instead of bull****ing like I have been doing. I havent really won any major AM tourneys, just a few sanctioned fights in Chicago. The only major tourney I got into was the Chicago Golden Gloves last march and I lost by dq in the semi's. The next tourney in fighting in is a major one, and ive prepared for it like ****. Does anyone else feel this way sometimes or is it just me? is it just like pre-fight nervousness cause the fights coming up in a few weeks? also I havent even made weight so imma have to fight 152 instead of 141 which sucks ass.

How come that loss dosnt count towards ur record?
Yeah losing motivates u more, fuk when someone gets the better of me in sparring it motivates me to train harder

Rafael Benitez
07-14-2008, 04:19 AM
If you lost by DQ then how the **** can you be 16-0? Souns like you may have to pinch yourself to wake up from that dream! Most people in the am's know that a DQ does not equal 16-0 anywhere in the AIBA governed world!

If you are on a winning streak and lose a close fight, or a lose to a dodgy decision then it isn't exactly humble pie. In any case, if you were on a winning streak why would you need a loss to motivate you to train hard? Also, why would you want to fix what is not broke?

PunchDrunk
07-14-2008, 05:09 AM
I'll join the choir: If you lost at the GG, then you're not undefeated WTF?? I guess losing doesn't make you humble...

Rafael Benitez
07-14-2008, 05:12 AM
I'll join the choir: If you lost at the GG, then you're not undefeated WTF?? I guess losing doesn't make you humble...

The dude is full of ****. If he really did go there then he would have put 16-1. The only thing he needs to shake off is his dreams and delusions. If he really is 16-1, then he oesn't have a point anyway. 16-0 would be a good thing and why would you want to shake off confidence? Attention seeking annoying ****. This is the annoying crap I was talking about when I made that thread about gay shawn.

King James III
07-14-2008, 05:17 AM
How come that loss dosnt count towards ur record?
Yeah losing motivates u more, fuk when someone gets the better of me in sparring it motivates me to train harder

Correction I wrote that wrong. It was a DQ because I had to go back to school in carbondale and the fight was not counted against my record. The fighter I was supposed to fight was not awarded a win and I was not awarded a lost. ...I am in college I go 2 SIUC and I had a test the time when my next match was so I had to go back to school. lol believe it or not I dont care who thinks what on this forum, im just asking for a little advice thats all...not trying to be a ****y ******* just expressing how I feel ( no homo)

King James III
07-14-2008, 05:20 AM
How come that loss dosnt count towards ur record?
Yeah losing motivates u more, fuk when someone gets the better of me in sparring it motivates me to train harder

The dude is full of ****. If he really did go there then he would have put 16-1. The only thing he needs to shake off is his dreams and delusions. If he really is 16-1, then he oesn't have a point anyway. 16-0 would be a good thing and why would you want to shake off confidence? Attention seeking annoying ****. This is the annoying crap I was talking about when I made that thread about gay shawn.

dude....for one why are u so angry? like seriously I c u on these forums and u just bash everybody that says anything. If u want me to take pictures of my passbook i will lol....this forum is really funny to me. How about if u want to see if im annoying and delusional come to the Ringside World Tournament Aug 5-9 and talk ur talk....videos will be posted. Peace

Rafael Benitez
07-14-2008, 05:32 AM
dude....for one why are u so angry? like seriously I c u on these forums and u just bash everybody that says anything. If u want me to take pictures of my passbook i will lol....this forum is really funny to me. How about if u want to see if im annoying and delusional come to the Ringside World Tournament Aug 5-9 and talk ur talk....videos will be posted. Peace

Send me the plane ticket and I will be happy to oblige.

If that was the case then why didn't you just say that? You said DQ and made everyone think you were a tit, which is what you sounded like. Well to be honest if that is your position then like I said you don't need to fix what is not broke. Just keep trying to progress and stay on top with your training and keep the confidence. If you are really 16-0, then I don't see where the problem is.

King James III
07-14-2008, 05:36 AM
Send me the plane ticket and I will be happy to oblige.

If that was the case then why didn't you just say that? You said DQ and made everyone think you were a tit, which is what you sounded like. Well to be honest if that is your position then like I said you don't need to fix what is not broke. Just keep trying to progress and stay on top with your training and keep the confidence. If you are really 16-0, then I don't see where the problem is.

I was typing fast...and then I read it over and I can see where the confusion could have been lol... I was just saying that im losing motivation...I dont have a trainer anymore cause he went to ATL so Im basically in the gym by myself. I got a few sparring partners and a coach to work my corner but thats about it. **** i should be running rite now and im on here lol...

Rafael Benitez
07-14-2008, 05:44 AM
I was typing fast...and then I read it over and I can see where the confusion could have been lol... I was just saying that im losing motivation...I dont have a trainer anymore cause he went to ATL so Im basically in the gym by myself. I got a few sparring partners and a coach to work my corner but thats about it. **** i should be running rite now and im on here lol...
Stay focused on your goals. I think I said that somewhere else. You don't need an L to stop yourself from becoming slack. You should aim to stay on top and just try to improve all the time. Look up Kaizen and implement that method of continous improvement in your training. Well boxing is a business!

laurinsane8
07-14-2008, 07:55 AM
I agreea with kostya. I lost my first fight in the Golden Gloves. It was against a much more experienced opponenet. It made me train much harder for my next fights and it paid off. The next few weren't even a challenge.

PunchDrunk
07-14-2008, 08:15 AM
Correction I wrote that wrong. It was a DQ because I had to go back to school in carbondale and the fight was not counted against my record. The fighter I was supposed to fight was not awarded a win and I was not awarded a lost. ...I am in college I go 2 SIUC and I had a test the time when my next match was so I had to go back to school. lol believe it or not I dont care who thinks what on this forum, im just asking for a little advice thats all...not trying to be a ****y ******* just expressing how I feel ( no homo)

Aah, okay. Not a DQ but a WO (walk over) then.

Confidence is a good thing though, no problem with that. Since you haven't lost yet, don't worry about it. When it happens, you'll know how much it sucks. Then you can use that feeling to work harder so it won't happen again.

PunchDrunk
07-14-2008, 08:17 AM
I was typing fast...and then I read it over and I can see where the confusion could have been lol... I was just saying that im losing motivation...I dont have a trainer anymore cause he went to ATL so Im basically in the gym by myself. I got a few sparring partners and a coach to work my corner but thats about it. **** i should be running rite now and im on here lol...

Well, if you feel like winning makes you lose motivation, fight someone better (there are many, many of them out there). Not having a trainer is a bad situation. You're gonna have to go somewhere that has a coach for you sooner or later. I'd say make it sooner.

King James III
07-14-2008, 08:26 AM
Well, if you feel like winning makes you lose motivation, fight someone better (there are many, many of them out there). Not having a trainer is a bad situation. You're gonna have to go somewhere that has a coach for you sooner or later. I'd say make it sooner.

Yea its hard being in a small town...but Im finna graduate soon so Ill be going back to Chicago and getting up with a trainer and a gym. Im starting to pick up bad habits which sucks and I dont know how training with someone new would effect me...its like teaching a old dog new tricks Im pretty comfortable in my fighting style already. I was training with this heavyweight that fought Pro for a few years, and he taught me alot of things but it was totally against my style and I dont really use them...idk maybe this tourney will wake me up