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Hall Working with a Boxing Coach to Get Better

This is interesting – DeAngelo Hall is working with a boxing coach to try and get better on the football field in 2009:

When Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall first approached Mark Craig and asked for his help, Craig wasn’t sure what to think. A popular boxing coach in the area, the 42-year-old Craig had just wrapped up his third summer working out with a handful of Redskins players. But Hall’s proposal was different. He wanted to take part in training camp’s two daily practices, lift weights at Redskins Park and then hook up with Craig in the evenings for a boxing workout — a 14-hour day of pain and sweat.

“I thought instantly, ‘Why in the world does he want to do this after a full day of practice?’ ” Craig said. “But later on, thinking about it, you can see that the kind of person he is, he wants his bases covered. He wants to do more than other athletes because he wants to be the best.” So on a half-dozen nights during camp, Craig and Hall met and slipped on boxing gloves. Craig put Hall through the same routine he’d give any of his fighters: heavy bags, mitts, speed bags, jump ropes. Thus far, Hall says he couldn’t be more pleased with the results.

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