History

Training the Fighter – Strength Magazine – April, 1927

Clang! the bell sounded and, in response, two lithe figures leapt from their respective corners to face each other in the last round of a ten-round title tilt. Throughout each round both fighters had fought at top speed, one trying to get an edge on the other, but the fight ended in a draw, and people went away telling each other what a great fight it was. Many a youth went home to dream of fistic fame and to wonder when his turn would come. Little do most of them think of the terrific amount of work that is behind the training that places men in the condition that enabled those two title tilters to stand the strain of ten fast three-minute rounds. Only a few reach the top, because they are willing to train hard enough.