I always wonder if this is more Urban Legend than reality.
Every guy will tell you immediately after sex, their brain is sort of scramble and body is a drained, so doing any task that requires mental or physical exertion isn’t advised, but honestly what is the real recovery time?
If you have sex with your lady at 9am, would it really effect what you are doing at 9pm (the little voice in my head just say: “Rob it depends in my lady”)?
Boxers are superstitious, so I understand why Manny feels this way, but three weeks seems a bit excessive. The homie Larry Brown Sports has the details.
Believing the old adage that sex saps strength, Pacquiao follows a strict no-[wife] policy during training. “We’ve talked to doctors about it,” [trainer Freddie] Roach says. “Sex lowers your testosterone, so you’re not as mean.” Most boxers abstain for a week or more before a bout. “I ask my guys for 10 days,” Roach says. Of course Pacquiao beats the others even when it comes to abstinence. He stays chaste for 21 days before a bout, husbanding his energies for postfight festivities.
When men have to go three weeks without sex, it is normally not by choice. I do agree you probably will be angrier by abstaining. At the three week mark I would be ready to fight someone.
We will see if it helps Pacquiao beat Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12th.