first of all, im 23 and doing boxing for like 3 years now... I'm training seriously, have 8 training sessions per week and also I spar with some good people.
Just today I had my first 2 fights, the bell rang all of a sudden I forgot everything I knew about boxing, I didn't work with the jab, was flying forward when punching and let my hands down... I won my first match but the opponent was a beginner, my second opponent knocked me down in the third round and the fight was stopped by my trainer.
I feel like beating myself up for that, it's nothing like the way I usually spar.
Is it just that I have to fight a couple more times to get used to that feeling or is there any other way to get a clear head when fighting ? I have watched other peoples first matches and they didn't seem to be so bad, even though they were less experienced than me and usually worse than me.
Thanks in advance!