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Cardio Or Strength Training or both?

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Just curious what the boxers out there think is more important, strength training or cardio.
Ive always been a cardio fan, so you can go the distance, but i hear a ton of guys say they are willing to sacrifice cardio for strength, thoughts?
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On the contrary, unless your a top 50 professional fighter, cardiovascular training will actually hinder you.

In the amateurs, you fight 2 min rounds, with a max of 4 rounds in championship caliber tourny's etc...

Even when you become a pro, you wont be fighting or more than 6 rounds unless circumstance arrive.

Boxing is an anaerobic sport that requires intense bursts of energy at given times during a match. You only actually box for 6-8 minutes as an amateur. There is no reason to train for aerobic conditioning if you only fight for 6 minutes. There would also be no reason to run more than 2 miles at a time. You will actually train your muscles not to be fast and strong, but slow and steady. And who wants that?
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