Boxing Forums


.



User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  3
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Natural Ability

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    McAllen, Texas?
    Posts
    5,028
    Mentioned
    124 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    904
    Cool Clicks

    Default Natural Ability

    I recently talked with a friend of mine. He once thought that it was possible to be self trained, to become a top boxer on natural ability. He did two camps sparring with Floyd Mayweather and raised the subject with Uncle Roger Mayweather. His reply?

    Bulllllllshhhhittttt!!!!!!!!

    As my friend related it to me, Roger said that Floyd knows nothing that was not taught to him. That his "natural ability" comes from daily education, since he was able to walk, from knowledgeable teachers.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    7,495
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    2405
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Natural Ability

    Grey, its an interesting one, what is natural ability. Its many things, great topic my Friend.
    Pain lasts a only a minute, but the memory will last forever....

    boxingbournemouth - Cornelius Carrs private boxing tuition and personal fitness training

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    56,697
    Mentioned
    1457 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    2699
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Natural Ability

    Not to reach the top level and stay there. You do need a coach that will keep you on track.
    Do not let success go to your head and do not let failure get to your heart.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    7,495
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    2405
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Natural Ability

    Heres a thing Ive noticed having over 50 years in Sport and Boxing. which doesn't get much attention, Environment, and its effect it has, its all in the Head.
    Pain lasts a only a minute, but the memory will last forever....

    boxingbournemouth - Cornelius Carrs private boxing tuition and personal fitness training

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    In my own little Universe
    Posts
    8,941
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    1928
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Natural Ability

    Learning technique, embedding it into muscle memory .... then repetition, practice, repetition, practice.

    Roger Federer said it is practice and enthusiasm for the sport that made him as good as he is. Tiger Woods said it is because he has hit over a 100,000 golf balls. Pele said he played football in the street with an orange for 9 hours a day. Stephen Hendry practiced 7 days a week for 8 hours a day for 25 years. As Arnold Palmer said "The more I practice, the luckier I get"

    I definitely think environment and family contribute to make that dedication more likely, easier and to perhaps help against distractions and temptation.

    That's why the greats are so great, and why they have longevity and dominate/compete for years.

    Granted, I do think some people do have more natural talent than others at some things. Naseem Hamed is s good example.

    But he is also a good example of my first point: he didn't do what the guys mentioned did ..... and he got found out and exposed somewhat. Great talents who don't work hard have shorter careers.

    Only my viewpoint of course!
    If God wanted us to be vegetarians, why are animals made of meat ?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    56,697
    Mentioned
    1457 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    2699
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Natural Ability

    If by environment you also include positive parents, supportive manager, good promoter, nice tv company, loyal woman, kind kids, playful dog then that all helps.
    Do not let success go to your head and do not let failure get to your heart.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    The Edge Of Nowhere
    Posts
    21,143
    Mentioned
    788 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    1023
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Natural Ability

    It would be refreshing if someone on winning a title/belt thanked their playful dog instead of God
    Hidden Content

    "You're a big man, but you're in bad shape. With me it's a full time job. Now behave yourself..."

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    46,608
    Mentioned
    879 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Punch Power
    3146
    Cool Clicks

    Default Re: Natural Ability

    Nothing is natural. Everything is nurtured. If you smoke during pregnancy your child will likely have asthma. If you hit your head repeatedly you will get brain damage. If you eat sugar every day you will get diabetes. Life is what conditions you. Floyd definitely had the perfect environment to be a boxer and the rest was hard work.
    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRWNc_AZewu7AAERwCfLfupUZIJSbzqC MgjXFbc0u9YrZkuInoB

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Amir Khan boxing ability.
    By VG_Addict in forum Boxing Talk
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 02-20-2015, 07:10 AM
  2. Best in ability.
    By VG_Addict in forum Boxing Talk
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-12-2015, 09:37 PM
  3. Replies: 27
    Last Post: 04-26-2008, 10:07 PM
  4. Coach told me I had natural ability tonight for
    By Blackvenom-2001 in forum Ask the Trainer
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 02-28-2008, 12:51 AM
  5. DENNIS ANDRIES determination ove ability
    By SEANIE in forum Boxing Talk
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-16-2007, 04:47 PM

Bookmarks

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  





Boxing | Boxing Photos | Boxing News | Boxing Videos | Boxing Forum | Boxing Books | Boxing Posters | Learn to Box | Advanced Fighting Methods | Boxing Rankings | Boxing Schedule | Auctions | Fun and Games | Boxing Equipment

Copyright © 2000 - 2019 Saddo Boxing - Boxing