An SU senior narrates her own experience at the competition and describes the feeling of stepping into a ring.
The days leading up to the USIBA Boxing Nationals were tiresome. Some days I would go to the gym at noon, workout for an hour, go to class, go back to the gym, run a few miles, then do a two-hour boxing workout. Other days, the team focused on sparring, or shadow boxing. It basically started to consume my life, even showing up in my dreams.
But training was nothing like stepping into the ring for the first time. You train for months, but you only have six minutes in the ring to prove yourself.