Opinion | Sep 11 2018

Letter from America: Respect the fighters

Getting punched in the face - particularly the nose - for the first time isn’t easy or nice, writes Tony Jeffries
Tony Jeffries
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EVERYONE has a plan until they get punched in the face! That famous quote by Mike Tyson is one I love.

Being in the boxing fitness industry now after a 17-year competitive boxing experience, I’ll always get the odd person to me and say: “I’ve been boxing training for six months now and I’m ready to fight”. I always tell them to slow down with dropping the words: “I’m ready to fight”.

Getting punched in the face – particularly the nose – for the first time isn’t easy or nice.