Boxing training in central London with a world champion: 12x3 is bringing titles to masses
Fortunately, Darren only has pads on his hands and I am in his gym, 12x3, the name a reference to the 12 rounds of three-minute championship boxing he had to go through to win his title.
Equally fortunately, he has no designs on putting me through similar toils in our hour-long session, my first real boxing training session.
I had barely expected to get the gloves on in a first session. We did some skipping and some footwork drills - which included the question “orthodox or southpaw?” to which I instinctively threw my hands up left first, for no reason other than that’s how I shadow-box the... read more
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