View Full Version : I have a fight tommorrow(at my new weight 165) and I can't sleep!


machotime
06-03-2006, 05:11 AM
Damnit! I have done everything right preparing for this fight. I have cut down to 165 the right way. I am lean and I feel strong, but I can't sleep because of my anxiety. The guy Im fighting has 30 fights, I have 14. That is all I know about him, and I can't stop thinking about this f***ing fight. I hope I can sleep at least a couple hours before I have to get ready to leave at 8:30, the fights start at 10am.

Smokin'
06-03-2006, 05:13 AM
Is this professional or amateur?

Honestly man, get all the sleep you can. Sleep/Rest truly helps. One thing I used to always do in big competitions was mentally train yourself. Picture yourself doing whatever you need to do in there to get the W. Good luck.

NaThBoiii
06-03-2006, 05:14 AM
You should be more worried about being in the fight without any sleep! Just sleep, the worse what can happen is you lose. But if your feeling good than you wont. My first fight i couldn't sleep and i was messed up my stamina was bad and i was throwing ****e shots.

machotime
06-03-2006, 05:23 AM
Is this professional or amateur?

Honestly man, get all the sleep you can. Sleep/Rest truly helps. One thing I used to always do in big competitions was mentally train yourself. Picture yourself doing whatever you need to do in there to get the W. Good luck.
Amatuer....but I think people are expecting me to do big things in this fight against a guy that fought in the nationals...I have fought in the 178 weight class(usually weighing in at 172-174) for most of my fights but I have cut down to 165. I guess I am anxious because I am not sure how comfortable I will be in there with a smaller/quicker guy(im assuming he is faster since he is naturally smaller than me)and he has more experience.

machotime
06-03-2006, 05:26 AM
You should be more worried about being in the fight without any sleep! Just sleep, the worse what can happen is you lose. But if your feeling good than you wont. My first fight i couldn't sleep and i was messed up my stamina was bad and i was throwing ****e shots.
That's what I'm worried about, being tired as hell like right before the fight. I usually don't have a problem sleeping, but guess I am just nervous about this fight because its a more difficult fight, and I have trained my ass of for this fight. If I can't win this fight with all the training that I have done, I will be very dissapointed.

ferocity
06-03-2006, 05:36 AM
That's what I'm worried about, being tired as hell like right before the fight. I usually don't have a problem sleeping, but guess I am just nervous about this fight because its a more difficult fight, and I have trained my ass of for this fight. If I can't win this fight with all the training that I have done, I will be very dissapointed.

damn you have a fight tomorrow and you're still awake :eek: just remember when you are in the ring, all you think about is defeating your opponet. and if you heare a voice tell that voice to **** off and push yourself in the fight.

also make sure you are resting while waiting for your fight, grab a chair and relax, once you're up next to fight get in that state of mind to kick ass with no fear, and don't worry or even thing about sleeping. just make sure you are their mentally, and show no fear in front of your opponet as he may have the same problem as you. good luck and post video after your fight

ferocity
06-03-2006, 05:38 AM
Amatuer....but I think people are expecting me to do big things in this fight against a guy that fought in the nationals...I have fought in the 178 weight class(usually weighing in at 172-174) for most of my fights but I have cut down to 165. I guess I am anxious because I am not sure how comfortable I will be in there with a smaller/quicker guy(im assuming he is faster since he is naturally smaller than me)and he has more experience.


use the jab on the smaller/faster fighter, use the jab heavly, eyes wide open and you can see everything your opponet will try to do.

kadyo
06-03-2006, 05:39 AM
Damnit! I have done everything right preparing for this fight. I have cut down to 165 the right way. I am lean and I feel strong, but I can't sleep because of my anxiety. The guy Im fighting has 30 fights, I have 14. That is all I know about him, and I can't stop thinking about this f***ing fight. I hope I can sleep at least a couple hours before I have to get ready to leave at 8:30, the fights start at 10am.

Sleep now bro. You need to rest.

machotime
06-03-2006, 05:45 AM
use the jab on the smaller/faster fighter, use the jab heavly, eyes wide open and you can see everything your opponet will try to do.
Thanks man, luckily I have always used my jab pretty well, and I stand very straight. This was bad for me at the higher weight class because I was usually shorter than the other guys, and not crouching down left me open for getting beat to the jab by the taller, lankier opponent. But at 165 I think standing tall will compliment my style and size due to the fact that I will be the bigger guy.

ferocity
06-03-2006, 06:05 AM
Thanks man, luckily I have always used my jab pretty well, and I stand very straight. This was bad for me at the higher weight class because I was usually shorter than the other guys, and not crouching down left me open for getting beat to the jab by the taller, lankier opponent. But at 165 I think standing tall will compliment my style and size due to the fact that I will be the bigger guy.


my advice is use the boxing stance that is comfortable for you, don't limit yourself in styles. if you have to bend your knees a bit do it, if you have to throw a wild shot to delivery it throw it, don't worry about stance don't worry about perfection, just concentrate on hitting your opponet.

what i used to do, is in my mind i'd be battling against pain and fear, so i would know how to handle it in the ring.

if your opponet is following you jab, if their is a low in the action and your opponet is not throwing i'd advice be the first to punch and be prepared to fire back with a counter and end it with a jab.

if its a dog fight on the ropes, be calm and relaxed look for opening and hit and know where your hands are so you can still stay on defence and be ready to go on ofence.

you're ready, so go out and get the win. and get some sleep, and i want to see a video of your fight posted here, good luck

LOLORSKATES
06-03-2006, 06:28 AM
Good luck dude, but damn you need to get your ass to bed. The last thing you need to do is go in there tired. Like everyone else said establish your jab early and quick. Since he's a smaller boxer just keep him out there with your jab. To keep your opponent honest just don't throw ones and twos throw combos that you've practiced in the gym. Just something i've learned which all people should've learned in boxing. against a south paw if he is one try to string up a combo of a right left right well im not sure if your orthodox or south paw so I could be wasting lines. If he ever gets too close to you just step off and flare the jab, because you'd ussually have to slide in for the hook or right hand. as soon as you let either of them go step back but a angle and usually your opponent will come right after you if they're agressive and just pop him with the jab. I know i'm probably telling you things you already know, but another good thing to do is whenever he's trying to set up his strong hand by throwing his jab parry it away so it leaves him open up top and usually where you parried his jab it should be infront of his power hand so it would be hard to do something with his own hand in his way. Also you can move in when you've done this and hit him a few times and get back out, because his jab you parried should still be outstretched so he wont be able to get it back inside if you got his body smothered. Just slide off away from his power after this and catch with something when he's turning into you.

Yeah long ass post and i'm pretty sure you know everything I just said, but still you had me going :D

platinummatt
06-03-2006, 05:00 PM
Let us know how it went when you can! bit late but I suppose red bull can help or other energy drink caffeine also increases your reaction times.

Konstantin
06-03-2006, 05:30 PM
Yea good luck man! Hope you do well. Just be calm for the time reading up to the fight to conserve ur energy.

machotime
06-03-2006, 09:01 PM
Just to let you gies know, I was finally able to sleep. I arrived to my fight, weighed in at 164.5

The fight-

I started slow, looking for openings and being carefull, as he continuously would faint, and wait for me to react. I jabbed him and kept him on the outside in the first round, as I occassionally threw a 1-2 combo that barely landed.

Second round- I was letting my hands go in combos. Every time he would attempt to get in close, I stepped back and jab, jab, right. I saw him becoming frustrated. He switched to southpaw.... almost immediately, as he threw his jab, I moved to the left and threw a hard straight right, in which pushed him back into the ropes. I followed up with a flurry, jab, straight, hook to the body....the ref gave him a standing 8? not sure why..

Third round- I was pawing my jab at him, setting up my right and he weaved in and rocked me with a left uppercut that snapped my head back......ref gave me a standing 8....

After that, I decided that would have to pickup the pace, so I began to throw punched in bunches, he would come in and I would pivot and hit him with 2-3 good shots. He made a huge mistake as he carelessly came in to get inside, I pivoted to the right and threw a huge left hook that caught him flush and off balance, he fell to his knee and the ref stopped it.

Im now 13-2 (9)

LOLORSKATES
06-03-2006, 09:16 PM
sounds like you did pretty good, but just throw more then ones and twos next time. So you can keep your opponent up on his feet having to move or block your punches. Your bound to hit him with something, whenever you throw a combo.

Built 2 Last
06-03-2006, 09:25 PM
hav a wank then u will sleep easier..lol

gud luk

platinummatt
06-03-2006, 09:25 PM
nice one man

Built 2 Last
06-03-2006, 09:27 PM
oh **** well done...

ferocity
06-03-2006, 09:52 PM
Just to let you gies know, I was finally able to sleep. I arrived to my fight, weighed in at 164.5

The fight-

I started slow, looking for openings and being carefull, as he continuously would faint, and wait for me to react. I jabbed him and kept him on the outside in the first round, as I occassionally threw a 1-2 combo that barely landed.

Second round- I was letting my hands go in combos. Every time he would attempt to get in close, I stepped back and jab, jab, right. I saw him becoming frustrated. He switched to southpaw.... almost immediately, as he threw his jab, I moved to the left and threw a hard straight right, in which pushed him back into the ropes. I followed up with a flurry, jab, straight, hook to the body....the ref gave him a standing 8? not sure why..

Third round- I was pawing my jab at him, setting up my right and he weaved in and rocked me with a left uppercut that snapped my head back......ref gave me a standing 8....

After that, I decided that would have to pickup the pace, so I began to throw punched in bunches, he would come in and I would pivot and hit him with 2-3 good shots. He made a huge mistake as he carelessly came in to get inside, I pivoted to the right and threw a huge left hook that caught him flush and off balance, he fell to his knee and the ref stopped it.

Im now 13-2 (9)


congratulations, good job

lefthooklacy11
06-03-2006, 10:13 PM
Congrats man

Smokin'
06-03-2006, 11:01 PM
Congrat's bro. So, where does this put you in your career?

yrrej
06-03-2006, 11:54 PM
Just remember everyone is nervous before a fight, including your opponent. Anyway, if you are in good shape and trained well, you don't need that much sleep. Sulaiman Nyambui, the great Tanzanian runner, once ran in the Moscow Marathon. Only he got stuck in Berlin for 3 days. He had to sleep in the airport and his legs swelled up. He couldn't sleep right obviously. When he finally got to Moscow right before the race, he felt terrible, which is not how you want to feel before running 26 miles. But he decided, since he had trained for the race and he was there, he might as well do it. He said he felt bad for about 10 miles, then everything cleared up, and he won the race.

Both Ali and Marciano used to sleep soundly right before the fight. Used to amaze their trainers. They'd just wake up in time to warm up good.

chris_cov
06-04-2006, 02:37 PM
congratulations sounds like you done good.

RockyMarcianofan00
06-04-2006, 04:30 PM
Congrats K given

EXIGE
06-04-2006, 06:07 PM
Congratulations, it sounds like you boxed well.

Keep up the good work. :)

Manfredo Jr
06-04-2006, 06:08 PM
Just to let you gies know, I was finally able to sleep. I arrived to my fight, weighed in at 164.5

The fight-

I started slow, looking for openings and being carefull, as he continuously would faint, and wait for me to react. I jabbed him and kept him on the outside in the first round, as I occassionally threw a 1-2 combo that barely landed.

Second round- I was letting my hands go in combos. Every time he would attempt to get in close, I stepped back and jab, jab, right. I saw him becoming frustrated. He switched to southpaw.... almost immediately, as he threw his jab, I moved to the left and threw a hard straight right, in which pushed him back into the ropes. I followed up with a flurry, jab, straight, hook to the body....the ref gave him a standing 8? not sure why..

Third round- I was pawing my jab at him, setting up my right and he weaved in and rocked me with a left uppercut that snapped my head back......ref gave me a standing 8....

After that, I decided that would have to pickup the pace, so I began to throw punched in bunches, he would come in and I would pivot and hit him with 2-3 good shots. He made a huge mistake as he carelessly came in to get inside, I pivoted to the right and threw a huge left hook that caught him flush and off balance, he fell to his knee and the ref stopped it.

Im now 13-2 (9)
Nice going man! Well done. :cool: