Coach Ian – Week in Review 05/23/2021
Book I’m Reading
Run Streak and Running Goals:
Progress: As of 5/23/21, I’ve now run 602 miles for the year, while maintaining my 143-day run streak.
Share of the Week:
Share of the Week #2:
Businesses have the right to refuse service. This is different from government requiring everyone get vaccinated or a workplace requiring it for employment.
Props to Gleason’s for taking their stance. There will always be another gym that doesn’t require vaccines for others to go to. Boxing is an innately difficult sport to enforce safety protocols – nobody wears masks while sparring and there’s blood and sweat flying everywhere. Gleason’s is doing something unforced by government and that goes completely against their financial interests so I commend them for taking that position.
Sounds from Fight Night:
Josh Taylor vs Jose Ramirez:
Protect yourself at all times. Jose Ramirez made the mistake out of a clinch by not defending himself while Josh Taylor quickly freed his left hand out of the clinch and threw an uppercut that knocked Jose Ramirez down. I don’t think Ramirez fully recovered from that punch and Josh Taylor won a unanimous decision.
Jose Ramirez had his best success of the fight in rounds 3 and 4 working heavily to Josh Taylor’s body. Even in the early rounds, Ramirez did well moved to his left and throwing that left hook to the body to stop Josh Taylor in his tracks. But when he went upstairs Josh Taylor used his foot movement to move in and out and counter and mistakes Ramirez made. In the latter half of the fight, Ramirez missed a lot of shots up to the head. His trainer Robert Garcia asked for him to throw more to the body, which he did – but not to the extent he was early in the fight. I think that was his biggest undoing.
Lee Wylie – A Boxing Second?
My final note from the fight – I noticed that Lee Wylie was a second in the corner for Josh Taylor. Maybe I’m late to this, but I had never seen him cornering a fighter. I know him as a boxing writer and analyst who puts out great video breakdowns on YouTube. If you haven’t seen him before, check out his YouTube page.
This Week at Dreamland Boxing:
Our classes have been increased to 16 people per class. Also, open gym hours have been extended from 9:30AM to 12:30PM and a Beginner’s Boxing Class on Saturdays at noon with Coach Eric. See the full updates here.
Dreamland Boxing has re-opened for outdoor classes. Classes will be capped and there will be no waitlist for classes. Come join me on Fridays at 4:30PM for a workout!
Also, I have continued to host our virtual boxing sessions. Thank you to our members for keeping your memberships active and continuing to support our gym during this time. And I’m personally glad to have been able to aid in your boxing development all year!
Our virtual practices this week featured the following:
- Breaking down the Canelo Alvarez – Billy Joe Saunders fight
- Mastering the jab
- Parrying punches
- How to hold mitts
- Changing levels
- Body weight circuits
- Kettlebell Single-Arm Swings and Turkish Get-Ups
- And more!
You can find a full list of drills if you are a current Dreamland Boxing member in the Premium Drills section of my website.
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