In one corner will be: three-time middleweight boxing world champion/trainer/actor Doug (”the Cobra”) DeWitt. In the other: SCORE Chapter 306 counselor, Chuck Auerbach. The men will face off across mics, not mats.
The venue: New York radio WVOX 1460 AM, not a ring. The time: 11:30 AM to high noon, Eastern.
For some, going rounds with the Cobra has been a challenge, if not a TKO. But this is a sweetheart of a match that Chuck (a heavy-hitter with SCORE Westchester) can handle. You see, Chuck will be interviewing Doug about the prizefighter’s “boxer’s workout” training program.
Here’s how Wikipedia\Doug_Dewitt describes the boxer’s business, Doug DeWitt’s Boxing Studio:
Doug trains both children and adults. DougDeWittBoxing.com, describes the children’s classes thusly:
He offers extensive work on speed bag, heavy bag, and wall bag. The focus is to improve hand speed, coordination, and strength. Technique, punch combinations, and defensive movements are taught one-on-one with hand pad contact.
Incorporated into the training is an intensive cardio workout with jump rope repetition, lightweight training, and use of the medicine ball. Footwork and ring movement are also taught.
Class format is specifically designed to be a “boxer’s workout.” The training for both men and women is modified to each individual’s capabilities.
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DeWitt’s site describes the adult classes as “a complete workout for men and women. […] Classes are offered in a group setting or scheduled one-on-one to accommodate the student’s schedule.”
Come join the fray. Tune your radio to WVOX 1460 AM, listen live online at WVOX.com, or phone the call-in line: (01) 914.636.0110.
The countdown has begun. Get ready to rumble!
[This is a reprint of a SCORE Chapter 306 blog post by Lisa Tolliver.]