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Published: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:55:56 -0500


What I Learnt From Boxing

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:09:11 -0600

To me, boxing is life. It taught me everything from good nutrition to never giving up.

Men, Unleash Your Potential With Boxing

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:08:31 -0500

Boxing is the epitome of a manly art. Throughout history, boxing has been an avenue for young men to build strength, speed and mental fortitude which prepares them for the ring and for life.

About Boxing Gear, Gloves And More

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:32:11 -0600

Boxers are not really required investing in upper halves simply because of the fact that the game itself doesn't have a place for jerseys. The jerseys with sleeves hinder the kind of movement involved here.

Boxing Gloves - The Best Friend Of Professional Boxers

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:08:46 -0600

The game of boxing is being loved by all and sundry. The game is highly appreciated across the globe among its trillions of fans. There is lot of action, thrill and excitement associated with this game. This is certainly the deadliest game in which the lives of the boxers are at the stake.

Boxing Gears: To Help You In Leaping Forward Towards Success

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:24:02 -0600

In order to achieve success in boxing, it is mandatory to do lots of practice. There is a famous saying that practice makes the man perfect. To achieve success, one has to practice a lot. The practice not only helps in improving the skills but also helps in enhancing the strength of the player.

How Boxing Gears Are Helpful In Protecting You From Injuries

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:09:14 -0600

We all love to watch the game of boxing. This game has gained huge popularity across different corners of the world. The game is certainly full of adventure and excitement. This game is considered as the deadliest game on this planet.

Modern-Day Boxing

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:02:30 -0500

When Cassius Clay aka Mohamed Ali passed away earlier this year, the world lost a great sportsman and a champion for human rights. Not many of the current generation may have heard of this great athlete who rose from very humble beginnings to conquer the world of Boxing and remained a huge favorite with many of the earlier generation even as a debilitating illness kept him away from public view for many years. The sport of Boxing is a blend of combat and martial art where two opponents use techniques to aim punches...

The Psychology of Boxers

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 11:16:13 -0500

For centuries, boxing has primarily been viewed as a physical and testosterone filled sport. A sport where physical strength and ruthless egos drive a match and fill seats in an arena. While the brutality of the sport may be what attracts fans, it is the psychology of the sport that truly depicts a great boxer. The mental stamina and toughness of any given boxer can make or break how successful they are on any given day. In the boxing world, this is called, "mind management."

Why Boxing Is On Its Way Out

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 06:09:03 -0500

The age of heavyweights ruled the world. People from all over the globe traveled to Las Vegas and other popular cities to watch massive, hulking men duke it out in the ring. Now, however, the heavyweight champs are a thing of the past. Few consumers are willing to pay top dollar to watch relatively unknown boxers dance around each other for twelve rounds. This is especially true now that the biggest names in boxing are all lightweights or welterweights.

Fighting for His Family: The Billy Miske Story

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:04:43 -0600

We all see many of the boxers and MMA fighters of today as arrogant, brash individuals only caring about themselves. Billy Miske was the opposite of that. His story should inspire us all as to what's really important in life.

Ayub Kalule: The Road to The Fight With "Sugar" Ray Charles Leonard

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 06:44:02 -0600

Ayub Kalule's defense of the World Boxing Association (WBA) Junior-Middleweight against African-American Olympic gold medalist and superstar "Sugar" Ray Charles Leonard, is Kalule's most internationally acclaimed fight. Kalule had won all 36 of his previous professional fights. The fight took place at the Astrodome in Houston in Texas, amidst a crowd of about 30000, on June 25 1981. In the first and second round of the fight, Leonard was surprisingly the attacker of the solidly built Kalule. Leonard was certainly, faster and more agile of the two, this enabling him to penetrate Kalule as the champion worked to figure Leonard out.

How to Box - 15 Boxing Tips

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 08:31:29 -0600

Boxing involves mostly punching and defense. It may not sound very complicated, but training to knock an opponent out requires complication and sweating off those muscles to a huge extent. Here are a few tips to help in training, improve your punch and develop your defense.

John Baker Muwanga and Oscar Joseph Nsubuga: Uganda Sibling Boxing Champions

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:12:30 -0500

John Baker Muwanga, one of the best regarded of Uganda's boxing champions, was born on April 2nd 1956 in the vicinity of Kampala, growing up in Nsambya. The late Joseph Nsubuga, another of Uganda's renowned former boxers, was Muwanga's older half-brother. Equally unique and fascinating is how Muwanga started boxing, how he progressed, and why and how he hang up his gloves.

Uganda Pugilist John "the Matador" Munduga: The Buddy of John "the Beast" Mugabi

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:41:52 -0500

Pugilist John Munduga, a Lugbara of northwestern Uganda ancestry was one of the nation's top boxers during his amateur career of the late 1970's and early 1980's. He was conspicuous for his lean build and tallness. Though he was in the lower weight classes, he was slightly over 6 feet tall. He has been regarded as one of the most skillful of Ugandan boxers. He would dabble as captain of the Uganda boxing team as he represented Uganda in several regional tournaments. Munduga competed at the summer Olympics that were held in Moscow in 1980, and he was there the national captain. As a professional, he fought in Europe and the United States where he brawled with several famous and top boxers. Munduga had a very high knockout ratio, and he remained undefeated for a relatively long time.

What Equipment Do You Need for Boxing?

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:18:26 -0500

Do you want to start boxing and choose boxing as a professional career? The first thing you need to know is the types of equipment needed for boxing training. To guide you on the matter, here is a perfect article to help you.

How To Find Boxing Gyms In Your Area

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:45:29 -0500

Want to learn how to throw a punch like a pro boxer? Here's how to locate reputable boxing gyms in your area.

Boxing Politics, Still An Unavoidable Part Of The Sport

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:30:13 -0500

Even in 2015, the back and forth posturing is still frustratingly prevalent in the industry. Boxing is one of the oldest sports there is and as such carries a lot of history, baggage and in some senses, old school ways.

Whom To Bet On The Mayweather Jr Vs. Pacquiao Big Fight

Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:03:11 -0500

The best way to appreciate the virtues and shortcomings of both Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao without any bias is not to take side with of the boxers. As both the boxers prepare themselves for their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2nd, it becomes almost nigh impossible to reason with the fans of why any of them would lose, as no fan will accept his choice of fighter as the second best and has a worse chance of winning the bout. However, for the boxing experts, the flaws on a fighter as well as...

Boxing Gloves Buying Guide: Tips to Remember

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:57:22 -0600

Boxing gloves are one of the important ingredient of boxing sports. They varies both in sizes and weights. Deciding which one pair to buy is a big conundrum. So this article clearly explain in detail that which one pair to buy.

Ultra White Collar Boxing - From Rookie to Rocky in Eight Weeks

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:26:27 -0600

Boxing without doubt is a one of the most challenging of all sports. It requires speed, agility, finesse, power, endurance, and ultimate mental toughness. Boxing pushes you like no other, pitting you against an opponent with the same desire to win as yourself.

After 5-6 Years of Disappointment, Agony, Anxiety and Longing, This May Very Well Be the Year!

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:43:20 -0600

This has been long awaited. Find out why in 2015 Floyd Mayweather and Manny Paquiao will face off.

Basic and Easy Muay Thai Workouts

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:10:50 -0600

To be a good muay thai fighter you need a rigorous workouts. Here you can find some of the very basic and best techniques to train and master your muay thai skills.

The Evolution of the Sport of Boxing

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:40:41 -0600

Boxing may have the longest history of any sport. Learn how something as basic as a fistfight evolved into today's modern sport.

3 Things You Need To Know Before Ordering Boxing Gloves

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:33:48 -0600

Just like other sports, Boxing also needs thorough training and professional costumes to put on. Here is a quick guide to learn things before ordering boxing gloves.

Tips On Running A Youth Boxing Program

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:42:15 -0500

Tips for new amateur boxing coaches who work with youths. How to have a youth amateur boxing gym that runs smoothly.

The Benefits Of Boxing

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:42:52 -0500

All forms of exercise can be beneficial and worthwhile but some are definitely more fun and exciting than others. Boxing is a physical activity that offers amazing benefits and loads of fun at the same time.

Shaking Up the World

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:18:26 -0500

In 1964, a young and brash Cassius Clay was expected to lose to the heavyweight champion. He pulled off a memorable upset instead.

The Brown Bomber's 100th Birthday

Wed, 21 May 2014 14:55:17 -0500

Joe Louis, the "Brown Bomber," would have been 100 years old on May 13. His reign as heavyweight champion didn't shatter boxing's glass ceiling, but it did influence America's black community.

Boxing Trunks and Groin Protectors

Tue, 06 May 2014 10:43:45 -0500

Boxing trunks are noteworthy apparel for boxers and this is one of the very first things that spectators may notice during competitions and main events. People look forward to their respective design and color as these are also used to identify each boxer in the ring. They stand out amongst the crowd with their glossy and shiny look that matches quite well with a boxer's robe.

Why The Boxing Gym Thins Out

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:13:09 -0500

Sometimes the gym is packed. When it is not packed, there are reasons for that.

Rampage Fighter Leaves for Bellator

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:19:00 -0500

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson now has an official new home for his mixed martial arts career, ever since he signed with Bellator MMA. The acrimonious sister organization of the much more successful UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) was eager to snatch up the former Light Heavyweight leader as soon as his contract with the UFC was up. According to leaks from email to BR MMA, Spike TV, "Rampage" Jackson has signed an exclusive contract with the company and possibly Bellator to fight later this year under its logo and advertising brands - in fact, Rampage has already soundly beaten two...

Characters In The Boxing Gym

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:04:37 -0500

Boxing gyms attract a lot of people. Unfortunately, some real characters show up.

How To Choose A Boxing Gym For Kids

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:28:37 -0500

Boxing can be fun for kids. This is how to choose a suitable gym for them.

Going From Amateur Boxer to Coach

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:25:58 -0500

Amateur boxers can also make good coaches. Here are tips on how to become a coach.

How To Choose A Boxing Gym

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:40:16 -0500

There are various types of boxing gyms. Which one is right for you?

Top Reasons to Choose Kickboxing As Your Workout

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:21:07 -0500

Find out how Kickboxing can help you reach your fitness goals and gain self confidence! These are just two ways that Kickboxing can benefit you, read on to learn more.

Tough Girls Guide To Surviving In A Boxing Gym

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:54:16 -0500

What women should look for in a boxing gym. What to expect in a boxing gym atmosphere. How to avoid some issues in the gym.

Floyd Mayweather Wants Fans to Cherry-Pick the 'Cherry-Picked'

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:56:22 -0600

Floyd Mayweather, Jr, the businessman that he is, wanted his Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram followers to decide who will he fight next between England's Amir Khan or Argentina's Marcos Maidana. Does anybody even care?

Will Mayweather Vs Pacquiao Ever Happen?

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:58:22 -0600

A Mayweather vs Pacquiao megabuck showdown can easily be the best boxing event of all time. Both fighters can make at least $30 million at the very least. But it doesn't seem to be anywhere near the horizon so what are the odds that it will happen?

The Allure Of Boxing As A Sport

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:04:40 -0600

When you think of sports perhaps boxing is not the particular activity that comes to mind. Maybe you think that boxing is something that is only done by professionals in a ring against an opponent and is not something that would be considered a fun and fulfilling form of exercise. If so, you be surprised to learn that many people enjoy boxing as a great exercise that they can do right in their own homes.

The Best Ways Of Boxing A Taller Fighter

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:35:20 -0500

As long as a fighter tips the scale within the limit of his weight department, it really doesn't matter weather condition he is tall and his challenger is small. If you are not a tall fighter, then there will be a number of parties where you have to combat somebody you literally have to look up to.

One of the Best Pound for Pound: Juan Manuel Marquez

Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:31:58 -0500

Juan Manuel Marquez story is inspiring and is an example for other young boxers to follow. Hailing from Iztapalapa one of the poorest regions in Mexico, Marquez's rise from an average Mexican to a boxing legend is nothing short of amazing.

Developing Skills In Self Defense Combative Arts

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 07:10:58 -0500

An article about the general strategy of developing knowledge of self defense arts. Using boxing as an example, a fundamental approach to learning is described.

Finding Boxing Memorabilia

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:34:57 -0500

Finding boxing memorabilia is an art in itself. To get those rare treasures you need to know the right places to look.

Sports Theology

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 07:03:56 -0500

Sports betting in the United States is a $380 billion industry. The biggest gambling event in the United States is the Super Bowl, with an estimated $3 billion dollars being placed into play for one game. Ever stop and wonder why?

The Importance of Body Shots

Thu, 16 May 2013 13:20:39 -0500

Why do we use body punches? There are three very important reason to use body shots.

Best Weight Cutting Diet Tips For Muay Thai, Boxing and MMA

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:29:37 -0500

Weight cutting is most athletes least favorite thing to do for combat sports. Whether it's for Muay Thai, boxing, wrestling or MMA chances are you will need to do it at some point in your career. Check out these top tips I've learned throughout my fight career that are sure to help you!

Boxing and Jogging - They Go Together

Mon, 15 Apr 2013 06:19:53 -0500

Do you want to be a good boxer? Well then you need to have superior cardiovascular strength. You also have to have strong legs which will not turn to rubber as the fight drags on. This means you need to do a lot of running, stadium steps, and wind sprints. Of course, you also need time to spend in the gym working out, building up your muscles, sparring, and working on your speed and strength. It would make sense not to waste the time while jogging, and to do a little shadowboxing as you go.

So, You Think Boat Ownership Is for You?

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 08:02:13 -0500

Not long ago, I met an interesting lady, she was a sailor, and she told me a story, she said that she had been told in her younger years that "women couldn't sail," almost as if she couldn't possibly figure it out, and that even if she could, she'd never be any good, and it wouldn't be allowed anyway. "Oh really!" she thought and said to herself; "watch me!" She did become a most excellent sailor and became a member of one of the premier yacht clubs in Marina del Ray, as well as earning her PhD.

Has The Sport Of Boxing Seen It's Brightest Days?

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:54:32 -0500

Boxing used to have so much magic that surrounded each championship match. Children remembered where they were when Mike Tyson knocked out Larry Holmes. But now these children who are now adults can't tell you who the Heavyweight champion is. Is this because of boxing's shade past? Have they taken their fans for granted?

Muay-Thai Boxing for Children

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:51:16 -0500

This 700-year-old Thai martial art may almost seem, as though there is the spiritual part to Muay-Thai. Perceived once upon a time, as the best resources for Thailand to defend itself against foreign invasion...

How to Develop Your Uppercut and Surprise Your Opponent

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:08:22 -0500

One of the most glamourous and sought after punches. It is also one of the most difficult punches to master.

Learn How to Box at Home

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:03:38 -0500

Learn how to box at home only takes a small investment, a lot cheaper than an annual gym membership and it is the ideal way to become fitter and learn a new skill. What do I need? A heavy bag (and somewhere to hang it), 16 oz gloves, wraps and a skipping rope is all that is required.

Are Boxing Equipments Safe?

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:06:41 -0600

Through this article, we are going to explain about boxing game and its equipments. The boxing game is a contest to show your strength, energy, flexibility and endurance by fighting with each other throwing punches with gloves hands.

Muhammad Ali: Boxing's Great One

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 09:44:00 -0600

When one thinks of boxing, one would automatically think of Muhammad Ali. No one has redefined the world of boxing as much as this phenom has. True to form, Ali's career has been nothing short of amazing. In the history of boxing, no one has ever defeated more champions and top contenders than this heavyweight. He has certainly come a long way from being an underdog to boxing's all-time greatest.

Mike Tyson: The Price Of Fame

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:17:45 -0600

They say that fame comes with a price. Behind the spotlight, there is an unfamiliar world full of luxury cars, beautiful women who are willing to give themselves to you, non-stop partying, and an endless flow of booze. Of course, this world is restricted to only a privileged few, so mere mortals have no place there. However, living in a world of glitter and glamour comes at a high price and Mike Tyson is living proof of it.

What George Foreman Taught Me About Self-Confidence And Resilience In Sports And In Life

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 08:19:25 -0600

Every athlete, parent of athlete and coach needs to know how to be self-confident and resilient. George Foreman, the former heavy champion, shared some great tips about being mentally tough and about bouncing back from setbacks.

Boxing: Knocking Out Racism and Inequality in America

Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:24:55 -0500

Modern boxing is as old as America. They grew up together, and like America herself, boxing is as majestic as it is brutal. It's as beautiful as it is primal. From the bloody and outlawed "exhibitions" in New Orleans to the "bare-knuckle" brawls in the shantytowns out West, boxing came of age with America. It has been called the "Sweet Science" and "the Manly Art of Self Defense," but ultimately "boxing is a sport of confrontation and combat, a weaponless war," pitting two warriors against each other to do battle in the squared circle.

Why We Love Mike Tyson

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:35:53 -0500

First off, you might not love Mike Tyson, that's fine, but it would be hard to say that you don't love greatness. I think a part of all of us wants to see greatness in action, particularly in sports. We are inspired by guys like Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Tiger Woods, Wayne Gretzky, Roger Federer, Usain Bolt, Muhammad Ali, they move us to achieve more and become better.

Y'all Must've Forgot

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:12:45 -0500

You've been training for months, years, maybe a decade, and you've picked up a ton of knowledge along the way. As you go it's easy to forget the little things you used to do and the optimal mindset, especially if you've taken some time off or got stuck in a rut. It's not until you get clocked, land a sweet shot or suffer from absolute boredom in the gym that you remember some of the things that made you a better boxer along the way.

Squats for Boxing

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:05:55 -0500

When it comes to weight training for boxing, no other single exercise has made as much of a noticeable difference in my boxing as regular and serious squats. It's not so much the squats as it is the leg strength. When I first started boxing I had come from years of weight training and had a decent amount of size and strength. Unfortunately for my height at 5'7" weighing 177lbs was not going to put me in an advantageous position to win fights.

Boxing and Fear

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:53:53 -0500

I ran into a guy who used to train with me at a gym that had both boxing and BJJ, he was a purple belt at the time and had just gotten his black belt, he jokingly said that he had the surgeries to prove it. He went on to tell me about his stand-up experience which wasn't as good, he had to step back since he had gotten a few concussions and according to him "couldn't think straight for 6 months". I also got this email about a month ago: "I'm a little embarrassed about this,...

Boxing - How to Train to Prevent Fatigue

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:27:31 -0500

In this article I discuss how to train to prevent fatigue in boxing. Boxing is a demanding sport that requires your push your endurance thresholds, by training with a heart rate monitor you can measure progress and athletic standards.

Will First World Nations Which Guarantee Their Citizens Health Care Outlaw Boxing?

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:20:17 -0500

When I was younger I played soccer for seven years, I was quite agile, and since I was a very good runner I was a key member of the team playing center halfback, and occasionally as a forward striker. Obviously, in soccer one of the skills of the players is "heading" the ball. Of course, as scientists learn more they realize that this can cause slight brain trauma, scarring tissue, and slight cognitive decline even in teenagers whose bodies are growing, and whose immune systems are very strong. Okay so let's talk about all of this if we might - sports and protecting the human brain that is.

What Must Chad Dawson Do To Beat Andre Ward?

Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:36:21 -0500

This article evaluates the traits and styles of fighting both Chad Dawson and Andre Ward bring into the ring to determine which strategies would be most beneficial for Dawson when he fights Ward on September 8, 2012. With both fighters being superbly skilled and evenly matched, it will be the small tactical adjustments that determine the winner.

Boxing Workouts at Home for Fitness

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:38:35 -0500

Doing boxing workouts at home can prove to be beneficial for you because they will not only strengthen your muscles and bones, but will also help you maintain your weight as well. After having taken consistent efforts, many people have experience amazing results and this is why boxing workouts have become so popular. Anaerobic, cardio, coordination, endurance and strength training are some of the common exercises that are included in a typical workout regimen.

Mike Tyson and the Infamous Biting of Evander Holyfield's Ear

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:07:19 -0500

In 1997, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield faced each other in what would become an infamous Heavyweight Championship bout. Tyson would be disqualified for not once but twice biting a chunk out of his opponent's ear...

How to Get Started With a Boxing Workout at Home in 5 Simple Steps

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:02:52 -0500

How would you like to do a real boxing workout at home? No more cheesy aerobics DVDs and no more junk gadgets you bought on late night TV. What makes boxing so cool, is 3 things. It's authentic, fun and it works. Read on for how to get started.

About Amir Khan: What Would He Look Like With A New Trainer?

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:34:05 -0500

Due to Amir Khan's recent loss to Danny Garcia, There has been talk in the media about Amir Khan possibly firing Freddy Roach and hiring a new trainer. This is a hypothetical analysis how some of boxing's best trainers can help Khan improve as a fighter.

Dealing With the Counter Left Hook

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:25:06 -0500

This is difficult. Some guys are really good at countering with the left hook and moving their head and feet simultaneously. They step back and fade away into safety and you become exposed as you come in short taking shots.

Why Do We Box?

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:09:32 -0500

Why do I box? I struggled to figure this out for years. Mainly because I wanted to put it to myself in a way that would sound cool to everyone else.

Advice on Interval Training

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:51:33 -0500

Interval training is the heart and soul of conditioning for boxing. Boxing itself is comprised of intervals, short bursts of speed throughout three minute rounds spread out among long arduous workouts. It makes sense that if you want to be a top boxer, meaning you want to have the conditioning and skills to hang with the best, you must incorporate intervals into your training.

Compound Attacks

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:37:39 -0500

From a tactical point of view, I can't think of anything that will take your boxing to the next level more than implementing and launching compound attacks. The classic scenario is you go to your opponent with a set of punches and head movement, and he knows that after you have launched your attack he can make his move or take a break for about 5-10 seconds while you reset. However, when you set up a second immediate attack (within 1 or 2 seconds) there is an element of surprise and sustained pressure which separates you from 90% of fighters...

Jump Rope Like You Mean It!

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 12:36:11 -0500

The only thing that annoys me more than lazy skipping in the gym is a guy who doesn't hit the heavybag, and trust me these guys are out there. They show up, do an extended warm up, hit the double end bag and then mess around waiting to get padwork from their beloved coach. Anyways, if you are anything like the way I started out then you're probably skipping rope like you're strolling through the housewares section at Sears.

Breathing for Boxing

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 10:12:09 -0500

Despite boxing being about 70% anaerobic, your body's ability to process oxygen is essential to good boxing. Being 70% anaerobic means that boxing simulates short sprints, explosive movements, and dextrous agility that requires big energy on demand and needs less oxygen than a more aerobic activity. The optimal training formula for for boxing is not locked in however, old school long distance roadwork is still a staple of many coaches' and boxer's regimens.

Pro-Style As an Amateur

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 14:40:38 -0500

When I first started boxing, I had a textbook on amateur stance and style; hands high, left hand about six inches away from the chin, fairly upright stance and active defense with a focus on 'cover and counter' type rhythm. It wasn't long before my coach pulled me aside and said that this was not going to work. He had me pull my hands to my chin, square up just a bit and start working on my head movement with immediate counters and punching while the opponent was punching.

The Machine Gun Puncher

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:02:12 -0500

Every now and then you'll come across this guy: he's less skilled than you, doesn't believe in defense, has no patterns or combinations--he just comes straight ahead with rapid fire machine gun style punching. I'm not talking about rapid fire high volume punchers like Pacquiao or P. Williams, these guys have style and slick head movement and footwork to compliment their onslaught.

London 2012 Summer Olympics - Boxing

Fri, 06 Jul 2012 17:04:27 -0500

The game of boxing is unknown to none. Since we witnessed the first ever boxing competition at the Olympics in 1904, the sport has been witness to the rise of many great sportsmen and legends who have taken the game to a completely new level of awe and excellence.

Roy Jones Jr Should Retire Now

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:33:19 -0500

I first saw Roy Jones Jr. as an amateur boxer when he was a teenager. As a teen the Pensacola, Florida native was a celebrated boxer who won national championships in the junior Olympics (16 and under), the Golden Gloves, and he also represented the USA in the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Useful Boxing Combinations

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:39:45 -0500

There's a quick mantra I tell myself when I'm training: 'head, hands, feet'. I repeat this to myself during my workouts every now and then to?remind myself that?I should be moving at least one of these three things?at all times, ideally you should have two or three moving.?You'd be surprised how many good boxers don't?adhere to this and have limited their potential.

Staying Motivated to Go to the Gym

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:38:08 -0500

Motivation, or lack thereof is one of the biggest factors in determining how far you go in the sport of boxing. We all come to this sport with a drive, a will to be better, to dominate and to win. The biggest problem I found throughout my training was not how to stay motivated, but rather how to prevent?becoming unmotivated.

Delivering the Jab

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:37:14 -0500

The jab is the king of all punches: it's versatile, it sets up the big 'payday' shots like the right hand, left hook, and uppercut.?You can throw it?while moving in almost any direction and?it leaves your balance intact. It goes without saying that having a good jab can take you from average to above average, and from good to great.

Creating Benchmarks in Your Training Routine

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:36:12 -0500

In this article, I'm going to discuss the long term goals of your training so you can gain perspective on what you want to accomplish this week, for your next fight, and for the toughest fight you'll ever have. Like most of us still in the fight game, we haven't reached our full potential just yet, and the positive aspect of this is that we have a lot to look forward to in terms of work to be done, skills to be had, and fights to be won. The problem however, is that fighters don't have standard...

Training Your Mind

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:35:33 -0500

In this article I discuss how to train your mind to be prepared in any fight. This is a step-by-step mental training process I recommend for every boxer.

Shadowboxing for Beginners

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:35:01 -0500

There are many different ways to shadowbox, and in this article I'd like to share some of the most effective ways to use this aspect of your training. At the amateur levels, shadowboxing is often overlooked, which is surprising because next to sparring and good padwork shadowboxing is the closest thing to simulating a fight. When considering how you want to train any aspect of your boxing you must take into account what stage you are at in your boxing program, and in this article I mean that on a mini-scale.

How to Take Care of Leather Boxing Gloves

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:24:17 -0500

This is a question we get quite a lot and a recent thread on a forum has compelled me to write a short article about it. I want to separate the facts from the old wives' tales that float around on the net.

A Guide to Boxing

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 08:54:37 -0500

Boxing can be traced back to the 3rd millennium BC from ancient carvings found at historical sites. The range of punches has not changed too much since then.

Muay Thai Training Techniques to Improve the Way You Fight

Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:39:46 -0500

Muay Thai is a form of mixed martial art that originated in Thailand but has now gained worldwide popularity. It serves a variety of purposes. Although the primary aim is to learn a means of self defense, but many people take up Muay Thai for the cardiovascular exercise and the general fitness that can be achieved through these sessions.

Mexican Boxing: Our Pride and Passion

Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:37:59 -0500

An account of the Mexican/Mexican-American boxing fanatic experience in 2002. This detailed experience provides insight on why today the sport of boxing is as popular as ever within the Mexican culture.

Essential Equipment in the World of Boxing

Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:04:52 -0500

The boxing industry is considered one of the most sought after and prolific sports industry in the world. With notable names like Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, and many others ruling the boxing world, we might sometimes wonder what makes them a great success in the ring as well as how they keep themselves safe all throughout their professional boxing career.

The London 2012 Olympics Boxing Competition

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:24:01 -0500

The 2012 London Olympics boxing competition should be great, featuring all of the best men's and women's amateur boxers from across the globe. Follow along with all the action and see how boxing in London plays out.

Helpful Precautions for Your Safety During Kickboxing

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:56:45 -0500

Kickboxing has emerged as a popular choice among people as an intense workout method. Not only does it help a person develop self defense skills, but it also provides an excellent way to stay lean and fit as well as maintain an overall fitness of the body systems, especially the cardiovascular.

When You Lose Momentum and Drive Pre Competition

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:48:40 -0500

Losing drive pre competition can be make or break. Read what makes the ones who get through it different to those who give up.

Famous Heroes of the Boxing Ring: Three Best Fighters of Their Generation

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:44:37 -0500

Boxing is a sport that has been close to many sports fans. Its agility, precision and stances have brought one of the greatest fight shows on earth thus bringing some of the world's greatest fighters. In all of boxing's glory years, here are the best fighters of their generations that many consider today as famous heroes.

Shadow Boxing - 7 Tips for Success

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:55:58 -0500

Shadow boxing is a fundamental part of any boxing training session. In this article, find out why this is the case and get 7 tips that will ensure that you get the most out of your shadow boxing session.

Sergio Gabriel Martinez - Right Hook Anyone?

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:24:16 -0500

Sergio Gabriel Martinez was born in 1975, and his first trade work was in the field that his father worked, as a metal and construction worker. Martinez was athletic in various sports and didn't decide to become a boxer until 1995. He was trained by his uncle, and his amateur record was 39-2.

Andre Ward - A Rising Boxing Star

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:05:32 -0500

Andre Ward was born to an Irish American father and an African-American mother. He could have excelled in other sports, but he chose boxing to concentrate on. He grew up in California, and he became a good friend with boxer Andre Dirrell when he was just 17.

How to Find Right MMA Fitness and Training Gym

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 16:52:07 -0500

One of the most challenging fitness regimes that one can follow is that of mixed martial arts and for that MMA fitness is required for that. For all those who are really serious and very passionate about mixed martial art then you should enroll yourself in a fitness and training centre in your area. To be able to do that one needs to be capable to find the right place for learning this. There are certain things that you need to keep in mind...

Professional Boxing Styles - A Few Quick Tips

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 13:52:20 -0500

Every boxer has his own boxing style and there are various types of boxing styles to choose from if you are a boxer yourself. Watching Youtube videos, visiting gyms and undergoing training will help you develop your own style of boxing.

Beating The Odds - A New Approach to Betting on Boxing

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:30:20 -0500

Can a new approach to an ancient game finally shift the advantage from the casino's to the players? This article will explore the idea of boxing betting as a profitable gamble.