The way I understand it, once I join a boxing gym and train for a few months, I then move into sparring before going to any actual fights. I need to know more about the details of sparring. Places I've looked on the web haven't given me enough information.
What I need to know is, when sparring, are boxers just tapping each other and going through the moves for practice, or are they really trying to knock each other out? Or do they agree to terms before sparring?
Sparring fights don't EVER get counted on your actual fight record. Right? I don't think they do. That's probably a dumb question now that I think about it.
So what is there to know about sparring?