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STILL_DETOX
07-23-2010, 11:32 PM
Elite lvel...any1 know?

GymRat
07-24-2010, 01:23 AM
Most pros build it up as a fight gets closer. Usually they start with 4-6 rounds and a few weeks later they're doing 10, 12, or even 15 rounds of sparring.

jonesy
07-24-2010, 01:38 AM
It also depends on the fighter. Manny can do 30 rounds in a day, others wouldn't do go up to 12 until 7-10 days before the fight.

STILL_DETOX
07-24-2010, 02:33 AM
word. what about the amount of sparring sessions

One more round
07-24-2010, 04:01 AM
Well they would build it up to the point of doing the amount of rounds (or possibly more) that their fight is scheduled for. Then they would scale it back down again in the last 7-10 days to rest well and also prevent last minute injury.

Del Coqui
07-24-2010, 03:59 PM
That depends on the amt of rds you'll fight. A 12 rd fighter will work himself up to 10 or so rds and as the fight approaches cut down on rds.

ScottDBA
07-24-2010, 04:12 PM
It also depends on the fighter. Manny can do 30 rounds in a day, others wouldn't do go up to 12 until 7-10 days before the fight.

Source? lol

Del Coqui
07-24-2010, 04:19 PM
Source? lol

LOL, i thats what i thought..........

jonesy
07-24-2010, 10:24 PM
lol alright that includes pad work too - 30 rounds a day still

I'll find link if u don't believe that

One more round
08-09-2010, 11:57 PM
That depends on the amt of rds you'll fight. A 12 rd fighter will work himself up to 10 or so rds and as the fight approaches cut down on rds.

10 or so? Wouldn't you want to be reaching the distance you fight at?

Like I know it's different me being a 3 round fighter, but my sparring sessions go for 4 rounds at least. To make sure I can do 3 rounds with no problems.

jonesy
08-10-2010, 06:33 AM
10 or so? Wouldn't you want to be reaching the distance you fight at?

Like I know it's different me being a 3 round fighter, but my sparring sessions go for 4 rounds at least. To make sure I can do 3 rounds with no problems.

Well im reading Ricky Hattons book 'The Hitman' at the moment and he said he NEVER did 12 rounds of sparring. He would train 12 rounds but not spar all of them. For example if he sparred 8 rounds - he would do 4 on the pads, If he sparred 10 rounds then 2 on the pads etc..

You can say what you want about his skills or what ever but his strength, endurance and fitness was second to none. 10 rounds in normal 2 weeks before the fight.

Del Coqui
08-10-2010, 09:52 AM
10 or so? Wouldn't you want to be reaching the distance you fight at?

Like I know it's different me being a 3 round fighter, but my sparring sessions go for 4 rounds at least. To make sure I can do 3 rounds with no problems.

You complete the sparring with 3 or 4 rds of good mitt work, sometimes mitt work takes more out of you than sparring. There is a risk of getting hurt in sparring, must coaches I know are very careful with sparring.

Cassius Liston
08-10-2010, 03:36 PM
in an episode of 24/7 Cotto said he sparred 4 times a week 10 rounds a time

One more round
11-24-2010, 09:16 PM
You complete the sparring with 3 or 4 rds of good mitt work, sometimes mitt work takes more out of you than sparring. There is a risk of getting hurt in sparring, must coaches I know are very careful with sparring.

Lol. My coach is a good coach and all, but he is really not careful with sparring. We spar heaps, like at least 20 rounds per week usually, and I fight at 132 and spar everyone, guys who weigh as much as 180. And we usually always go hard. Like it is good and all, I like sparring of course, but I think it would be better if we did a bit less sparring, especially in the week before a fight.

Like if I were a coach and my guy had a fight on a saturday, I'd have him do his last spar on the monday. But we have sparred the day before a fight in the past.

I've got good defence though, so I never have marks on my face or ever get any facial injuries from sparring (my nose bleeds occasionally though from an unhealed cut inside it) but I know eventually I'll be sparring 2 days out from a fight, and get a cut or something.

Golden Boi 360
11-24-2010, 11:03 PM
Juan Manuel Lopez sparrs about 120 times for a fight.