Originally Posted by data007
Ok thanks, it's when I get punched in the face I think I loose lack of concentration. I will have to get used to it more.
Thanks for the advice.
Your trainer i assume is monitoring the sparring, so ask them if or where you are going wrong, fact is a human beings default setting is not to like getting a boxing glove in the face, resulting in human instinct of going defensive.
Nothing wrong in being defensive, keeping guard up is good, it will take a while before you feel confident in that situation, don't forget you are not in a slugging war, you are sparring endeavouring to put into practice what you are/have been taught.
Over time you will gain confidence, improve your skills and the first time your defence works well, enabling you to get out of situation you describe and even turn defence into offence, you will feel great.
Until you develop defensive skills on par with Pernell Whitackers (few ever can), then you will take blows from your opponents.
Over time you will learn to minimise them, minimise their power and once you get good footwork then your opponent will not be hitting you, but rather hitting fresh air.
Don't forget to ask you trainer if you have queries, ask, listen and implement their advice, as long as you are trying your trainer will be happy.