View Full Version : Sparring

11-16-2008, 07:29 AM
Just wondering, how often do you guys spar.
i spar 3 times a week, usually about 6x3's each time
would you say this is enough for amateur competition?
and how aften do you lot spar?

11-16-2008, 04:02 PM

11-16-2008, 04:03 PM
i wish i sparred that much. i didn't even get to spar last week.

11-16-2008, 04:04 PM
coming up to a fight, I would spar everyday. When i'm not fighting then it depends on what quality sparring I can get. Sometimes pro's and am's come down from other gyms 3-4 times a week or it might even be 1-2. No point sparring people below my level as they will make me work less hard! in them instances I do more padwork. My trainer uses them glove-pads and hits me back ALOT.


Sometimes they can be harder than sparring, if you have a good coach. My trainer uses ones that are more padded than them, so i don't do pitty patter work.

11-16-2008, 04:15 PM
Sometimes they can be harder than sparring, if you have a good coach. My trainer uses ones that are more padded than them, so i don't do pitty patter work.

yeah i got some at home that i use with my dad, usually on a monday and wednesday and about 4x2's, i didnt know wether that would count as sparring though.

11-16-2008, 04:18 PM
It's not sparring but it can be just as good if the trainer gives you some beats! My ex-pro trainer is still ripped to **** and very strong and gives me bad arse body blows. He throws head shots unannounced (as they would be in a fight) and I have to slip or roll them. None of that '1234 and then roll'. He'll say '1234' or any other combo, and then throw a shot and i have to roll with my own reflexes. If your dad is a boxing person, show him this post and tell him to give ypu some tough love!

11-16-2008, 04:22 PM
Usually 4 times per week for me.

Eric Holder
11-16-2008, 05:01 PM
two times a week

11-16-2008, 05:28 PM
i dont have any fights coming up so i spar once a week on wed mornings....

11-16-2008, 05:51 PM
you should spar at least twice a week. no more than 3 or 4 rounds a day.
i fought in the amateurs years ago and compiled a record 98-21. sparring takes a lot out of you. even getting ready for tournaments where we would fight three nights in a row (if you are winning), we only sparred twice a week...

11-16-2008, 06:00 PM
Two times a week here, but like JulioCesarChavez said, pad work can be just as good, i usually get 3-4 sessions of padwork in a week. My trainer is trying to push me to start fighting again so i get lots of attention. :ugh:

11-17-2008, 12:37 AM
we have lax sparring sessions 2-3 times per week then we goto other gyms to spar. this can get pretty intense because no one thats serious in boxing wants to embrass themselves by loosing, i even saw a few buddies get knocked out, which I think is over doing it a bit.

11-17-2008, 02:34 AM
2-3 times a week

not always open sparring, sometimes we do drills where you focus on a particular thing

11-17-2008, 03:10 AM
Sometimes 4 times,sometimes never!