Young London boxer throws a punch to relieve blockade stress

Many young people experienced stress during the pandemic, but others turned to boxing to give them the mental strength to overcome difficult times.

For thousands of years, boxing has taught discipline and inner strength. This is a tradition that continues today. Young people in London say it gives them the necessary self-control on the street.

16-year-old Muhammad said he was benefiting from boxing training. Boxing training teaches that you “remain strong, have a strong will, and get better.” This idea also helped him overcome the blockade of the past year.

“You can be taught that kind of spirit of not giving up, just keeping moving forward,” he said. NTD..

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Murtaza Muhammed, 16, will speak to the NTD in London on May 2, 2021. (Screenshot / NTD)

Former boxer Leroy Nicholas, founder and director of Sweet Science Boxing, has taught young students the fitness of contactless boxing and the associated skills and discipline with the help of British World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua. I did.

A 51-year-old said that self-discipline, punctuality, organization, and resilience are just a few of the benefits of these boxing sessions. He also spends time talking to students about a variety of mental and social issues.

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Leroy Nicholas, founder and director of Sweet Science Boxing, will speak with NTD in London on May 2, 2021. (Screenshot / NTD)

“Boxing teaches us that we can stay calm under extreme pressure,” Leroy said, emphasizing that boxing is involved in mental training as well as physical training.

He explained that boxing allows young people to stay focused and controlled no matter what. “If you hit your face out of the box, you’re crazy. You want to go angry …. In boxing, you can’t do that. You lose concentration, control, and fight.”

If you can stay calm under the extreme pressure of “a man trying to bow in front of you,” he said, “If you can do it in the most difficult arena, you can do it anywhere.” He said.

“If you can get into the ring and box in front of 2,000 to 3,000 people, you can talk in public,” he added.

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Jacob Zudebski, 17, will speak to the NTD in London on May 2, 2021. (Screenshot / NTD)

Leroy wants to teach young people life lessons through sports, and according to Jacob Zdevsky (17), he does exactly this.

“You can get away from the fight, while if you haven’t pursued boxing, you could have fallen into that situation,” Zbedski said.

Regarding the lessons of life from boxing, Philip Stasielovich, 16, said, “It gives you confidence, makes you humble, and makes your ego humble.”

Harmony Brown, 20, says the coach teaches him to “carry himself with that kind of air around him because he respects others and respects himself enough.” It was.

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20-year-old Harmonii Brown will talk to NTD in London on May 2, 2021. (Screenshot / NTD)

Tyra Pascall-Louis, 22, said boxing sessions help young people understand that even if they are exposed to violence and crime, there are other ways of thinking.

Leroy said he is devoted to life helping young people to have a good fight and that each detail covered in boxing prepares them for this.

“Do you know how to shake hands after the boxer is over? It’s beautiful. It’s the best sport in the world for me. It can teach people a lot,” he said.

NTD reporter Jane Wellel contributed to this report.

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