Originally Posted by Fatguyfatman
The measure of success in most sports is the ability to run fast.
Does boxing differ ?
“He can run but he can't hide.” - Joe Louis
Well a lot of Champions did not even put great faith in roadwork running, Jimmy Wilde the flyweight legend didn't, it is said the Klitchkos do not favour running so boxing success is not about running fast, unless that is moving fast within the squared circle.
Despite Muhammad Ali not always entering the ring in perfect trim for some of his less 'challenging' fights, i still like his quote which is not a bad motto for any budding boxer to follow,
"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights."