A Night of Training and Sparring

A Night of Training and Sparring

A small collection of shots of my friend and trainer Sasa "Aleks" Minic sparring with his cousin Milos Andjelic.  This was a fun night and I learned a lot sparring with Milos for a bit.  It just made me wish I was in better physical condition so I could go longer, but I am still recovering from a cold and a minor respitory infection so perhaps I shouldn't be so hard on myself.  Regardless, it was a good night and I am thankful they invited me to come and work with them. 

Jerry, as in the Mouse

Jerry, as in the Mouse

Jerry as in the mouse. Certainly not a mouse I would want to have to try and deal with. (Thankfully back to taking photos of people other than myself. Unfortunately, was kind of rushed so not perfect with my focus.)

Fortress of Solitude

Fortress of Solitude

There are a few things that immediately impress you if you spend anytime around real boxers.  The first is how hard they work and how little they get in return for their effort.  The second is how much of a solitary life it is.  Hours upon hours spent alone sweating in an empty gym just practicing and building stamina.  Finally, it is the close almost paternal relationship that exists between the boxer and their coach.  I tried to capture all of that in these shots.