The psychology of boxing: Trainers Abel Sanchez & Max Garcia

February 28th, 2016

Veteran boxing trainers Abel Sanchez and Max Garcia joined us on the Feb. 28 edition to explain how they try to get a boxer's head screwed on properly before a fight. We ask them whether great fighters feel fear, why some glare into their opponent's eyes while others avert their gaze, where the line falls between confidence and overconfidence, whether smack talk is effective, how sparring partners are selected, why some boxers get cold feet when the spotlight gets bright ... and much more.

This remarkable conversation with two outstanding corner men is an education for even hardcore boxing fans.

Our conversation with Abel Sanchez and Max Garcia is preceded by analysis by John J. Raspanti and Travis Hartman of the weekend's big fighters --  Frampton-Quigg, Santa Cruz-Kiko, Crawford-Lundy -- plus opinions about the movement to make pro fighters eligible to compete in the Olympics.
 

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