|07-16-2012, 12:19 PM||#1|
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Amir Khan was an Excellent Amateur Fighter!
'cuz amateur fighters are required to wear headgear...his glass jaw was always protected..
|07-16-2012, 12:45 PM||#6|
this is boxing
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I learned this as early as 12 years old, and laugh at whoever thinks headgear protects them from getting hurt. When I was 12, my History teacher, who use to box[not pro], told me headgear is only to protect from cuts and clashes of heads. He said punches feel exactly the same with or without headgear. I never forgot this little conversation.
But I guess people who don't know this, and wear headgear thinking punches will hurt less, have a psychological advantage in which they really think punches hurt less, therefore they're more confident, and fight more effectively?
|07-16-2012, 12:50 PM||#7|
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He would have been better off using his usualy amateurish style this time. He still hasn't learnt any defence except running around the ring.
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