My back is nearly healed to the fullest extent. I can bend and grab my toes with no pain; there is only a slight tingling sensation in the corners of my torso that is diminishing day by day. It actually feels better than the state of performance it was at before the injury. Deadlifts will not elude me for much longer. I will not tolerate setbacks of any manner because they will ruin the plan that I have for this year. This is the only mention I will make of this boxing experiment until the event itself, but it's something that I've had in mind for a long time now. I won't lose at it.