Been almost 2 months since I joined that boxing gym. Coach wanted me to spar today but he forgot to tell me bring a mouthguard. My friend and this other guy sparred for the first time today. They both started off against the Chicago Golden Gloves heavyweight champ. The champ was going pretty light but he knocked the other guy down and my friend got hit pretty bad throughout the whole two rounds. He wanted to quit after taking a nasty shot to the temple but coach kept "encouraging" him to keep going. (by this i mean yelling at him not to be a sissy) I'm not really nervous. I know I'm gonna get my ass kicked but I'm actually looking forward to see if I can manage to stay in there. The GG champ is a nice guy and I'm sure he'll take it semi-easy on me, but hes about 30 pounds heavier so its gonna be interesting. I'm more worried about getting paired up with this young guy who is taller and much faster than me because he's gonna have a little more to prove than the GG guy.