View Full Version : I'm nervous, moving up in weight to fight tonight


Oriachim
11-19-2008, 04:00 AM
Well since the guy I was supposed to fight at bantam weight backed out of the fight I got asked if I wanted to move up to feather weight to fight a guy who won his last fight at bantam weight, I accepted.

Fighting him today, gotta say I walk around at about 57kg and hes a natural bantam weight himself but is just heavy. Before the weigh-in, I had to drink a bottle of water but got all day to get energy before the fight!

any hints for tonight? wish me luck.. hugs and kisses.

lexelterrible
11-19-2008, 04:18 AM
Well since the guy I was supposed to fight at bantam weight backed out of the fight I got asked if I wanted to move up to feather weight to fight a guy who won his last fight at bantam weight, I accepted.

Fighting him today, gotta say I walk around at about 57kg and hes a natural bantam weight himself but is just heavy. Before the weigh-in, I had to drink a bottle of water but got all day to get energy before the fight!

any hints for tonight? wish me luck.. hugs and kisses.

I say just go in feeling good and light. You don't want to be feeling heavy in a fight above your natural weight. It can only hurt you and make you sluggish. Just keep to your gameplan. Good luck, let us know how it turns out.

angus the bull
11-19-2008, 05:14 AM
You'll be rite mate. Just stick to what you've learnt in the gym and tell us how u get on. Whats your age and experience btw?

Oriachim
11-19-2008, 05:42 AM
You'll be rite mate. Just stick to what you've learnt in the gym and tell us how u get on. Whats your age and experience btw?

I am 22 yrs old and been boxing about 3 months now. The guy I am fighting has only been boxing a few months to.

smash ko
11-19-2008, 01:10 PM
relax talk to some mates tokeep the pressure of or music etc. just remeber the basie and key things whens your fight pal and is it GMT?

mspiegelo
11-19-2008, 01:23 PM
Well since the guy I was supposed to fight at bantam weight backed out of the fight I got asked if I wanted to move up to feather weight to fight a guy who won his last fight at bantam weight, I accepted.

Fighting him today, gotta say I walk around at about 57kg and hes a natural bantam weight himself but is just heavy. Before the weigh-in, I had to drink a bottle of water but got all day to get energy before the fight!

any hints for tonight? wish me luck.. hugs and kisses.

not a guarantee, but you should be faster. use your speed. stay away from him, jab into range, do your work and jab out of range or weave out. Use a lot of lateral movement as well.

its hard to give specific advice not knowing either of your styles or attributes. best of luck though bro!

ScottDBA
11-19-2008, 03:41 PM
Good luck man.

I've got my first one comming up next saturday. Just remember to relax and have fun.

Viktor777
11-19-2008, 03:41 PM
Good Luck bro.

anonymousboxing
11-19-2008, 03:49 PM
Good luck!
Give us details when you get back.





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Oriachim
11-19-2008, 07:23 PM
Pretty gutted, I lost. Got stopped in second round. In the first round, I got the better of him according to my friends... second round, I was doing good into I tripped on my own feet and the ref started counting me out! (tho he landed some killer shots on me apparently) I panicked and tryed to hurt him, he slapped me and I got counted again. (the officals told me it was a slap and it shouldn't of been a count down).... then he launched into me and I held my guard up high and my corner stopped the fight. I was really upset and my corner got stick for stopping the fight which upset me. One guy told me (from opposite team, a coach), that "its rare a bantam weight hits so hard, you got a load of potential, just increase your footwork and fitness and you'll win next time" maybe trying to motivate me.

I'm pretty gutted I lost the fight, got told it takes balls to get in the ring but who am I to say?

JulioCesaChavez
11-19-2008, 09:14 PM
Learn from your mistakes in this fight and bounce back stronger. Sorry if this advice is too late, but normally I would say the best thing to do when moving up is to box him and avoid trading. Too often people try to trade with a stronger guy and get hurt. If you box them and keep it somewhat cagey, they will not overwhlem you.

Oriachim
11-20-2008, 06:49 AM
Learn from your mistakes in this fight and bounce back stronger. Sorry if this advice is too late, but normally I would say the best thing to do when moving up is to box him and avoid trading. Too often people try to trade with a stronger guy and get hurt. If you box them and keep it somewhat cagey, they will not overwhlem you.

First round, I jabbed, move, 1-2 combo, right hooks to body and head etc. One guy in my corner said "keep doing what you're doing", other guy said "you need to pressure him constantly and hurt him" so I thought "**** I am losing" (when I was winning), and I tryed to ppressure him but he was to strong for me.

JulioCesaChavez
11-20-2008, 07:22 AM
First round, I jabbed, move, 1-2 combo, right hooks to body and head etc. One guy in my corner said "keep doing what you're doing", other guy said "you need to pressure him constantly and hurt him" so I thought "**** I am losing" (when I was winning), and I tryed to ppressure him but he was to strong for me.

The 2nd guy is a nobhead and you need to ignore him and focus on the other guy. Don't worry, even the best gyms in world have a mup trainer hanging around.

anonymousboxing
11-20-2008, 08:57 AM
Pretty gutted, I lost. Got stopped in second round. In the first round, I got the better of him according to my friends... second round, I was doing good into I tripped on my own feet and the ref started counting me out! (tho he landed some killer shots on me apparently) I panicked and tryed to hurt him, he slapped me and I got counted again. (the officals told me it was a slap and it shouldn't of been a count down).... then he launched into me and I held my guard up high and my corner stopped the fight. I was really upset and my corner got stick for stopping the fight which upset me. One guy told me (from opposite team, a coach), that "its rare a bantam weight hits so hard, you got a load of potential, just increase your footwork and fitness and you'll win next time" maybe trying to motivate me.

I'm pretty gutted I lost the fight, got told it takes balls to get in the ring but who am I to say?

Oriachim, Sorry to hear about how things went.
Let this BUILD your confidence though. Stepping up in weight is a big thing. Stepping up in weight ON SHORT NOTICE is even bigger!
You were expecting bantam and suddenly stretched to Feather.
If you won that first round, you were beating someone BIGGER!!
On another positive note, maybe your next fight at Bantam will seem easier.

My only advice is keep your guard up. Not just in the ring, but protect yourself from unfair match ups in the up coming future, cause if you let them choose you, their already starting off in control of the fight.

Good luck amigo.



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Oriachim
11-20-2008, 09:28 AM
The 2nd guy is a nobhead and you need to ignore him and focus on the other guy. Don't worry, even the best gyms in world have a mup trainer hanging around.

Thing is the 2nd guy has trained me all my boxing career, taught me everything I need to know.
@anom
Cheers for your comments, but I accepted the fight because I wanted a fight badly. I did learn from the fight, that I need to move around more and at my weight I gotta stop trying to knock people out but rather go for scoring instead. Just I was taught that you need to hurt people to stop them, which is true sometimes.

Oriachim
11-20-2008, 05:58 PM
Just seen my video, I was battering him. (tho it felt different in the ring)... I looked real good all into I got hit flush.

PoetryInMotion
11-20-2008, 06:06 PM
Just seen my video, I was battering him. (tho it felt different in the ring)... I looked real good all into I got hit flush.

Post the vid....if you can.

Oriachim
11-21-2008, 01:10 PM
Nah i'm not posting the vid.