Boxer in Training: Andy Frawley
Monday, March 26 2018
You’ve heard who they are and why they’re fighting. But now that we’re over the halfway mark until the big night on May 17th, things have started to pick up a bit. Training is getting more intense. They’ve been punched in the face. Most have had a bloody nose here or there, their diets have changed, and boxing is becoming an everyday part of their lives. So we figured it was about time to check back in and see how things have been going. Andy Frawley has been putting in work at EverybodyFights and below you’ll hear about his first time sparring and more about his experience with Haymakers thus far.
We’re halfway to fight night, how is your training coming along?
Overall it's good but there are clearly good days and bad days.
What is your weekly routine?
Work out with my trainer Kevin Cobbs 5 days a week Try to run 3 or 4 days a week. Spar with the EBF team Tuesday and/or Friday. Spar with Chris Deviga on Saturday. Sunday rest or a light run.
How has your diet changed since training began?
I have cut out most carbs, eating lots of protein have lost about 15 lbs My biggest challenge has been eating enough to have the energy to do my workouts. Still figuring that out.
Tell us about your first time sparring, different than expected?
I had sparred with Kevin quite a bit last fall. Sparring with other ebf guys has been different as we are all learning at the same time. A little less predictable in some ways.
What has been the most challenging part of sticking to the routine and training so far?
Working through the days where I feel like I am not making progress from a conditioning or sparring standpoint. Trying to stay positive on those days is the hardest.
What does your family think of your participation?
They are very supportive and looking forward to the fight.
It’s amazing how many people’s lives have been touched by cancer in some way - has there been anyone that has surprised you by their story?
The random people, some of whom I don't even know, who have reached out on social media to offer support.
Has your initial inspiration changed since the start of your training?
Not really although I continue to be surprised that my body can do more than I think.
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