Listen to the dialogue "Boxing as a Sport".
Mike talks about how he started boxing and why he chose it as a sport.
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Write the phrases that you will hear.
1. Mike: Well, I was but I had a couple of amateur fights and I don't think people quite understand how much goes into one fight because leading up to the fight, a couple of months before the fight, a friend of mine and I would be training at least five times a week.
2. Mike: And we would do really hill over and over again and we'd do interval training on the sand and in addition, of course, we were doing lots of sparring and lots of conditioning and stuff that would just really push your body to the limit and really test you.
3. Mike: Well, especially with boxing, you get a lot of and more so over time because unlike other martial arts, boxing is designed to keep you standing and taking hits and that's why you see a lot of professional boxers as they get older and near the end of their career or even after their career, a lot of them have severe brain damage.