FEMALE BOXERS DESCRIBE WHAT IT’S LIKE TO TAKE A PUNCH

November 22, 2019 View the Original Article

FEMALE BOXERS DESCRIBE WHAT IT’S LIKE TO TAKE A PUNCH

Swinging at the heavy bag in gym class may give you a good workout, but to really understand the gritty, physical nature of the boxing, you need to step into the ring.

IT MAKES YOU WINDED

There’s a difference between getting hit and taking a punch, says Rachael Washington, a trainer at EverybodyFights and middleweight champion. “I can’t recall the first time I got hit, but I can remember the first time I took a punch,” she says. “Another fighter and I were doing a controlled body shot drill. One of the shots took the wind out of me, and my immediate reaction was to laugh. Not like a ‘ha, that’s all you got?’ kinda laugh, more like a ‘whoa... so that’s a punch’ kinda laugh.”

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