This. My standard is being able to spar hard for rounds that are 33-40% longer and more numerous against world class competition without ever gassing. Everything else is mental. Edit: I guess you're asking how to get to there? There is no standard, one is always trying to improve, it's how hard you're trying that causes less or greater adaption. Actually, no, I re read your op, you asked how I know I'm ready and I've answered.