the road to pugilism


October 25, 2012 by Melissa Ray

An engraving from the book Boxiana by Piece Egan.

In this week’s post I’d like to highlight Michael Smith’s boxing blog the road to pugilism, which this week contains an interview with er, me!

Michael hails from Leeds, UK and took up boxing in January 2012.

In his blog entries he recounts his journey learning the sweet science, including experiences and advice on techniques, sparring, running, nutrition, injury and others.

Michael’s thoughtful posts are an interesting read and I’m sure anyone who has ever taken up a sport can relate to his accounts as he deals with new challenges and progresses in boxing.

Lisa Creech Bledsoe

Michael’s last interviewee was Lisa Creech Bledsoe—creator of The Glowing Edge and author of 37 Reasons to Take Up Boxing for Fitness and Competition—so I feel honoured to have followed in her footsteps.

Please check out my interview and the rest of Michael’s great site here.

Photo by Richard Crampton

5 thoughts on “the road to pugilism

  1. Thanks, Melissa, for the links to TGE, but ESPECIALLY for an awesome interview over on Michael’s site! I could pester you for days (over many margaritas) about your years in Thailand. So intriguing. What an adventure you’ve had! Thanks for sharing some of it…

  2. Bennetnoir says:

    Excellent interview, very insightful, thank you. I do agree with the above comment though, I’d love to here more about your many years in Thailand, the people and the training 🙂

  3. Melissa Ray says:

    Thank you both for your comments. I’m pleased to hear you are interested in learning more about my time in Thailand – it was an adventure! I will share more in future posts 🙂

  4. Thanks for the recommendation Melissa, Micheal is added to my Muay Thai blog reader now.

  5. test2 says:

    Hello, i think that i saw you visited my weblog so i came to “return the favor”.I’m trying to find things to improve my site!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!

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