It goes without saying that anyone who calls himself/herself a boxer must have sparred at least once. Arguably, the most important skills in boxing are acquired only through sparring. To put it simply: a boxer who doesn’t spar is like a track athlete who doesn’t run.
If you are entering collegiate boxing, you may ask yourself how much time do I need to prepare for competition, how do I train for the match, what kind of shape do I need to be in to compete. I will address all these questions in this article.