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The boxing club’s head coach, Joe, is standing in my opponent’s corner
Boxing Masculinity RobertImbeault Self Therapy
He’s giving instructions as much in hand gestures as he is verbal. I study every movement making note to avoid the particular combinations he’s demonstrating. If I can, I’ll avoid getting hit completely. My opponent is a heavyweight making him at least forty pounds and four weight classes heavier than I am. I’ll need to strike fast and get the hell out. Stick and move. Breathe. Stick and move. I hate this part. The time between squeezing into the headgear, jock, and biting the mouthguard and the fight starting. It’s quiet in the club tonight but I can still...