From December 5th I will be training again in St. Louis. A short family vacation in Aruba and a birthday spent in Lake Placid, were my only few days of getting away from training. I swam a lot and ran on the beach in Aruba. In Lake Placid I strengthened my legs by skiing. Roger Bloodworth prepared another plan full of training to strengthen me.The trainings are supposed to enhance my balance and my ability to keep my position while fighting.
Strength training should help the power of my hits. All this will come with time, no need to hurry. Some elements of European boxing we need to keep working on. I am promising a lot to myself after these work outs so that I can give different hits and have a better defense. My left i working very well but I have to work on my aim. I have to hi the aimed target more often. I have to shorten my distance and feel it out, this is a very important part of boxing. During training the trainer often shows me how other boxers have used these techniques.He often shows me Hollyfield's fights and talks about his style of fighting. He often stresses that my natural born tendencies and my knowledge later allow me to win fights in the ring. Training ends Wednesday and I will go home to be with my family and to prepare for the holidays. In the last few weeks there were many big boxing events. There was no leaving out shocking losses in fights at the top. Im happy that after a long fight Krzysztof Diablo Wlodarczyk beat the Australian Greene. That fight reminded me of my big battles with Briggs. I congratulate Diablo on his win on the Australian's turf. I was let down by Helenius who was a promising opponent for the Kliczko brothers. I was sad to hear the news of Pawel Wolak ending his career. Box is mixed with a lot of different emotions, not always know to the boxing fans. After the training ends my whole team will start making plans for the future. I am counting on three fights in 2012, which will bring me closer to my second chance at winning the title. The trainer and promotor will have a lot to speak about regarding this matter.