FORMER pro and top trainer John Scully talks about pre-fight nerves in his Guest Column in this week’s issue of Boxing News.
IN many cases the most important time of the entire training camp is the last week. No matter what has happened before that point, the fight can be won or lost depending on how the fighter deals with the stress of the last few days before he enters the ring. Those days and immediate hours before a fight, especially one as big as Miguel Cotto versus Canelo Alvarez, can be the worst times of a fighter’s career. Literally every waking moment can see a boxer’s mind filled to the brim with what feels like millions of thoughts running concurrently.