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Pound That Heavy Bag.


Malik Scott smacking the 'Iceman' with a jab.       Boxing plays a very large part in my life. It is my sport. I love its true competitiveness. There is no teammate you can depend on to make that clutch shot at the end of the game, and there's no goalie to bail your defense out if you're getting outplayed. There's no quarterback throwing perfect spirals to you. You can't depend on anyone else in boxing. It's you against him. Mano a mano. I think boxing is competition at its rawest, truest form.

      I remember watching my first boxing match with my grandfather in 1990. Mike Tyson against Buster Douglas. Perhaps one of the most unbelievable upsets in the history of the sport. You see, if you don't train like a madman and bring your "A" game every fight, it doesn't matter how powerful or talented you are. Slack off, and you'll get beat. It's that simple.



The Gainesville Dojo sign.

      Boxing takes up a large part of my free time. I train at the Gainesville Dojo for 75 to 120 minutes a day, five days a week. I usually go training anywhere from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., so if you ever need to find me during the school week, I'll usually be there pounding on the heavy bag or something. I believe in the principle that you gotta work hard, play hard and train hard. You can visit the Gainesville Dojo Web site by clicking the link on the right.