As I continue my journey with Muay Thai, it is painfully apparent that my boxing part is the worst of my skillset. Kicks - 7 out of 10. Clinchwork - 8 out of 10. The strength circuits are really helping with that, and learning new techniques in the clinch are helping as well. Knees and elbows - 7 out of 10. Boxing - 4. I just plain suck at it.
Well, "suck" is probably relative. I should say that I suck relative to the other guys in my class who are better boxers than me. Sure, I am improving, but it is a very, very slow haul. The results don't really come to me as fast in the "sweet science" as they do kicking, or doing other things.
To that end, I have been trying to watch more boxing on TV to catch a tip here or there. I have found a fighter that I really like, Manny Pacquiao. Get a load of this guy.
His hand speed is just sick.
Well, I will keep working on the boxing, and I hope Manny wins his fight this weekend too. Too bad it is on pay per view - I just have never been a fan of the PPV stuff unless I am going in with a bunch of guys to split the cost.