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Old 01-31-2013, 12:03 PM #10
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Originally Posted by DoktorSleepless View Post
Rigo will fight the same way regardless of the trainer. He aint changing. Who care?
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Originally Posted by Bushbaby View Post
And rightfully so? How does he know. It's like this, Rigo already knows how to fight. He probably only needs a trainer to manage his conditioning schedule & sparring. I honestly don't think there is an active trainer that can teach him anything else about the sport.
One of the most important things a great trainer would work on with Rigo is a gameplan and a training regimen to implement that plan. It's not likely that anyone can teach Guillermo something significant about boxing, but that's not all that coaching is about. A guy like Diaz, for example, would study tape on Donaire and observe strengths, weaknesses and tendencies. He would then formulate an approach to exploiting weaknesses and nullifying strengths. For example, Nonito has a great left hook. Rigo knows this, but he needs to be guided on training for such a strength on the part of his opponent. A fighter can't be trusted to do that alone.

Everyone needs a good coach, no matter how good they are at what they do. You need an outside observer who sees things more clearly, someone that can put you on course and keep you there. That's why doctors have doctors and psychologists have psychologists. No one ever sees themselves as they really are.
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