Monday, September 28, 2015
Sparring With Erica
The boxing gym at Loyola Park was full of people. Bean came in and told Alan and I, "I'm waiting for the crowd to clear out before I sign up again. It's too small in here for all these people." He has been looking for Kenny for the longest time, because he liked working on the punch mitts with him. But Kenny hasn't been around for awhile because he's been busy elsewhere.
I sparred with Erica, and I had to take my shoes off. My old boxing shoes are up at LaFollette Park, and I haven't gotten around to buying another pair yet. I was moving better, but Erica is very fast. She was throwing a lot of double jabs and hooks, and I didn't move out of the way quickly enough. I managed to catch her with hooks to the body, and even some uppercuts. I kept grabbing her arms, too, something I normally don't do during sparring.
Erica also sparred with Kathy. She was finding ways around Kathy's long arms. Alan kept telling Kathy to work her way in with the jab.
Igor showed no shame. While packing up to leave the gym for the evening, Igor stripped down to his underwear to change into his street clothes. It was not a pretty sight. There were several women on the premises, but Igor didn't care. I don't have an "Igor" in my gym as of now. I hope I never do.