In a recent entry, I stressed the significance of amateur boxing. I emphasized just how important it is for aspiring boxers to accumulate as much experience as possible. As I’ve said before, a boxer learns by boxing so it is essential for amateurs to spar and compete regularly. That’s how a boxer develops and progresses throughout the ranks. The Cuban program serves as a perfect example. It’s not uncommon for top Cuban amateurs to accumulate a few hundred fights. No one can dispute their success. The question that I often receive however is whether or not such frequent competition is dangerous. Is there such a thing as too much? And should boxers limit how often they spar or compete?