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by on January 20, 2023
Boxing is a combat sport in which two people engage in unarmed, competitive fighting using only their fists. It is one of the oldest sports in history and has been around for centuries. Different countries have developed their boxing styles, each with unique characteristics and techniques. There are five major styles of boxing: the out-fighter, slugger/brawler, boxer-puncher, pressure fighter, and counterpuncher.                                   Out-Fighter Style The out-fighter or boxer is a fighter who maintains a distance between himself and his opponent. This boxing style focuses on tactics such as speed, agility, and footwork to keep the opponent at bay. Out-fighters use their jab to probe for an opening while staying out of range before unleashing straight punches or power shots like hooks and uppercuts. Out-fighters typically have a good defense but lack significant power in their offense. The out-fighter must be wary of their opponents' power and offensive pressure while maintaining distance and waiting for an opportunity to attack.   Slugger/Brawler Style The slugger/brawler style of boxing is a very aggressive approach. Fighters who use this style rely on their power to intimidate opponents, using powerful punches and combinations to wear down the target. Sluggers will often take a few hard hits to land their own, as they prefer an up-close and personal fight instead of keeping their distance and relying on speed or technique. The slugger/brawler style requires incredible stamina, strength, and toughness, so it isn't for everyone. If a fighter can pull off this style successfully, however, it can be a devastatingly effective way to dominate an opponent.   Boxer-Puncher Style The boxer-puncher style is a combination of two different styles. It combines an out-fighter's speed, agility, and footwork with the power and aggression of a slugger/brawler. Boxer-punchers are usually well-rounded fighters who can transition between offensive and defensive strategies to outwit their opponents.   Counter Puncher Style Counterpunching is regarded as one of the most challenging boxing styles to master. It involves waiting for an opponent to make a move and then quickly reacting with a combination of punches or other defensive moves. Counterpunchers rely on timing, hand speed, reflexes, and footwork to outmaneuver their opponents. They use their opponents' power against them by allowing them to commit and then land powerful shots simultaneously. Because counterpunchers are so patient in waiting for openings, they often shape and create the fight instead of just reacting to it.   Pressure fighter The pressure fighter is an aggressive boxing style involving constant forward movement and attacking the opponent. This fighter typically overwhelms their opponents with a flurry of punches to score points or knock them out. Pressure fighters tend to be relentless and focus on wearing down their opponents with a barrage of punches.   Conclusion Boxing is an ancient sport with a wide variety of styles. Each style has unique techniques and strategies, allowing boxers to find the one that best fits their skillset and preferences. Whether you prefer the speed and agility of an out-fighter, the power of a slugger/brawler, the versatility of a boxer-puncher, or the defensive prowess of a counterpuncher, there is a style of boxing that is perfect for you.   Written by: Iamyourwriterana PREVIOUS PAGE |  NEXT PAGE
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by on January 6, 2023
Boxing is a combative sport between two athletes. It requires each player to throw and hit punches at their opponent. This battle of the fists requires speed, precision, and stamina. Each hit has an equivalent point that is decisive in the outcome of a match. A boxer must not throw punches mindlessly. It requires quick-wit and strategizing. A deep understanding of this increases the odds of winning. Check out the 10 boxing punches below that every boxer should know.                                 The 10 Boxing Punches   1. Jab A jab is a sudden move used in various combinations. It is one of the first techniques taught to beginners and diligently mastered by experienced boxers. The non-dominant hand is usually the one that performs the jabs.   2. Cross The cross is a straight punch that outputs a lot of power. The release is from the rear hand and crosses the body position to hit the opponent. It is an efficient knock-out weapon when mastered. The dominant hand executes this high-impact move.   3. Lead Hook A lead hook is a short-side upper punch from the non-dominant hand. The arm must be at a ninety-degree angle and parallel to the ground.   4. Rear Hook A rear hook is a short-side upper punch from the dominant hand. It is a punch that requires a lot of body coordination. Like the lead hook, positioning the foot, shoulder, back, and elbow is fundamental.   5. Lead Uppercut A lead uppercut is a short swing upward punch. It is a close-range move that packs a wallop. It is the left hand for an orthodox and the right hand for a southpaw.   6. Rear Uppercut A right uppercut is like aiming to hit the chin of the opponent to ensure victory. It is like the lead uppercut. It is the left hand for a southpaw and the right for an orthodox.   7. Lead Hook to the Body A lead hook to the body is similar to the lead hook. It has the intent of striking the body for points. This move has a risk of leaving the chin defenseless.   8. Rear Hook to the Body The rear hook to the body punch is the same as the rear hook. It has the intent to hit the body of the opponent. Bending the knees low with this move is advisable to lower the risks of the chin being open for attacks.   9. Jab to the Body The move jab to the body is a sudden punch. It aims to hit the opposite player's body. When doing this technique, it is wise to allow your head to slip while punching. It is a secure way that the head does not become vulnerable.   10. Cross to the Body The cross to the body is a straight punch from the rear hand. This move requires some back hip rotation and flexibility. Like all punches aiming for the body, keeping the knees low is key to lessen the risks of a backlash. An orthodox throws it from the right hand, and a southpaw uses the left hand.   Knowing and learning different combinations of these ten boxing punches gives a boxer the advantage of strategizing. Therefore, winning a boxing match is not far from reach.   Written by: TVLH210622 PREVIOUS PAGE |  NEXT PAGE
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by on January 2, 2023
Introduction Boxing is the world's most popular Martial art, with more than 100 million participants in over 200 countries. But boxing is not just a sport, it is also a way of life. And while it provides superb physical exercise and mental relief, there are many other benefits of skipping rope that boxers will find useful.   1. Increased Speed and Agility Skipping rope is one of the most basic skills in boxing, as it's a part of most training routines, to build speed and agility. Skipping rope is a very efficient way to improve footwork and coordination. If you are skipping the rope in front of a mirror, you can focus on maintaining balance and moving your feet faster than usual.                                  2. Increased Stamina and Endurance Boxing can be a physically demanding sport, and skipping rope will help you perform like an athlete without getting tired. With the constant motion of skipping rope, you will develop stamina, which is often neglected as a training tool in boxing due to the high impact landing of punches. Skipping rope also provides oxygen to the muscles to ensure longer endurance during workouts and fights.   3. Improved Eye-Hand Coordination Skipping rope can help enhance your hand-eye coordination, as you need to be able to concentrate on the rope and keep it moving. If you watch someone skipping rope, you can notice that they frequently change their hands to either catch the rope or keep it in motion with a fast movement. This is called "rhythm working" and helps with catching punches. The same principle applies when fighting.   4. Increased Cardio-Vascular Fitness The cardiovascular fitness of an athlete is critical for fighting, and skipping rope can help increase it. The benefits of skipping rope include increased stamina, coordination and speed, all important for fighting. Skipping rope is a common training method for wrestlers, which involves a lot of jumping and running on their toes. Besides that, skipping rope also helps improve cardiovascular fitness by improving your aerobic capacity (the amount of oxygen you can use during exercise).   5. Improved Muscular Endurance Muscle endurance is a balanced form of strength, speed and power. It comes from working out at a high speed, as in sparring or skipping rope. You will be able to work out for longer without getting tired. This makes the training safer and promotes fat loss by burning more calories than normal gym workouts.   6. Improved Flexibility In boxing, you are required to move in many directions, and it requires flexibility to perform your best. Skipping rope can help with improving flexibility in your feet, ankles and back. Furthermore, it improves coordination as well as agility.   There is one more important benefit of skipping rope in boxing training that is not listed above, and that is the psychological aspect of skipping rope. Skipping can be a great way to blow off the pressure and relax during training sessions. You can also cheer up yourself and your sparring partner by cheering them on while skipping. These are all important ways to increase your performance in the ring.   Written by: Bethany_Rene PREVIOUS PAGE |  NEXT PAGE
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As exercise is one of the essential needs of the body to be healthy, pursuing a particular sport gives a different level of fitness and body conditioning. One of the most amazing sports is boxing. Training for boxing needs cardio and HIIT workouts while at the same time strengthening the muscles at a static dynamism. One specific exercise that is best for boxing training is skipping or jumping because it improves stamina and mental alertness. Here are the types of skipping exercises that are best for boxing trainees to include in their regimens.                                 Boxing trainees need to master two basic skipping steps such as: Bounce Step This is the very basic skipping step where you carry all your body including the feet together up and down when jumping and landing while managing and skipping the rope movements. This is perfect for beginners not only because of its lowest difficulty level, but it hones the body and mind while progressing toward the more difficult skipping types.   Alternate Foot Step The Alternate-Foot step skipping type is where you are like doing the steps of running while skipping on a rope. In this procedure, you must be sure to keep a pace of non-stop and unobstructed running completely not bothered by the rope that you are skipping on. This is done by passing the rope under the feet after every one of the feet touches the ground surface.   Double Under Similar to the bounce step in which you leap twice because the rope crosses twice beneath your feet. This is definitely a dynamic activity because you need to keep in mind not stepping on the rope while keeping your pace perfectly in passing under the feet.   Boxer Skip The boxer skip is purposed for building endurance in the body without using more muscles and without getting too tired easily. This skipping step can be done in a longer period of time while setting the entire physiological aspects of the body inclined to higher gears and fast dynamism in the near future. Basically, Boxer Skip induces explosiveness while in a very balanced rhythm through a higher foundation on footwork and leg strength. Boxer Skip is done like you are in a jogging rhythm and stepping on alternating-foot. One of the differences between the boxer skip and alternate foot is the speed and size of the footsteps. But the biggest difference is that in boxer skip, the rope passes in the interval where both feet touch the ground surface. There are also other types of skipping that boxing trainees can do to induce their body's strengths and improve their weaknesses. Skipping step tricks such as: Foot Cross High Knee is done by skipping the rope while jumping higher and having the knees bent Front Straddle is done by skipping rope in a running position but knees bent Lateral Hops is when jumping to every side while skipping the rope Other types of skipping steps when skipping are to add some arm tricks such as Arm Criss-Cross and Arm Side Swing. Written by: GigiQuin PREVIOUS PAGE |  NEXT PAGE
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by on December 23, 2022
10 Essential Boxing Equipment For Boxing Boxing has been around for ages, and to this day, it remains one of the most effective ways to get a full-body workout. There are countless places where people can find information about boxing, but within this guide, here are the 10 essential boxing equipments that a boxer needs.                                 1. Boxing gloves Boxing gloves is very important for a boxer. The primary purpose of these gloves is protection, which is why they tend to look bulky and bulky compared to other types of gloves. Boxing gloves and hand wraps provide protection for the knuckles.   2. Boxing shoes Boxing shoes are explicitly designed to simulate the impact of a punch. The foot is often the most vulnerable part of the body during boxing fight or sparring, so boxers need to protect it while they train to avoid getting hurt.     3. Running or Training Shoes While wearing boxing shoes is recommended during training or sparring session, some people still prefers to wear running or training shoes since that is what they are comfortable wearing during training or running. Also, your boxing shoes will wear quickly if you use it during training session. Many people only wear boxing shoes during sparring or fight to make sure it has good traction and minimise slipping that can lead to injury.   4. Boxing Pads Using a boxing pads is part of the boxing training that's why most boxing gym provides pads that people can borrow when they just started or when they forgot to bring their own. It's recommended to buy your own pads since hands get really sweaty during training. Boxing pads is used to practice boxing combinations alternately with a partner.   5. Speed bag Many professional boxers use various types of unique punching bags to practice their punches, including speed bags and heavy bags. Both of these punching bags come in different shapes and weights. While speed bags are generally used for practicing punches at a fast pace to improve timing, heavy bags are usually used for practicing heavy punches to improve punches strengths and techniques.   6. Light/heavy bag Aside from the speed bag and the heavy bag, many boxers also use a light/heavy bag to practice their punching power and accuracy. Many professional boxers have both types of bags, so they can alternate between using the two depending on what kind of punch they need to practice.   7. Skipping Rope It's recommended to have a skipping rope in your training bag so that you are not sharing with other people. Skipping rope is always part of an endurance training that's why most boxing gym provides people a skipping rope that they can use during training.      8. Boxing Hand Wraps Wearing a boxing hand wraps under gloves is very important especially when you are at the beginner level. It's a protection for your hand when you throw high impact punches since it acts as a cushion for your fist. It also provides additional support and stability to your wrists reducing the risk of having an injury.   9. Mouth Guard Wearing a mouth guard is a must during sparring session to avoid the risk of cracking or breaking your teeth. Mouth guard protects your teeth, tounge and gums.     10. Boxing Headgear Wearing a boxing headgear or head protection is a must especially when you are at a beginner level. It's good to wear a head protection while you are still improving your boxing head movements and boxing techniques. Headgear protects your head since it reduces the impact of a punch.     Conclusion. There are many different types of boxing equipment for both amateur and professional boxers, but more than this gear may be needed when you begin to face more advanced opponents. To ensure your success as a boxer, speak with a fitness and good boxing trainer to get information regarding boxing training that will help to improve your boxing skills.   Written by: Lomia_K PREVIOUS PAGE |  NEXT PAGE
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by on December 17, 2022
Introduction Boxing is a great workout for men and women of all levels. It can be done with a partner, or you can do it by yourself. Boxing is also very effective for building upper body strength and technique. The following are the top 10 best boxing workout you need to try out:   1. Dumbbell Deadlift Double-overhand grip (palms facing each other) with a dumbbell in each hand. Lift the dumbbells off the ground together, keeping your arms straight. Keep your back straight throughout the movement, and bend at the hips as far as you can to lower the dumbbells back down to the starting position. Stop every two to three repetitions and perform a slow eccentric phase of 1 second on the way up, and 2 seconds on the way down.                                 2. Seated Row The seated row is a great exercise for the upper back and the Latissimus Dorsi, which is the large muscle that covers most of the back. Use heavier weights (approximately 15lbs) to build strength in your upper back. Use a medium to wide grip (your hand is not parallel with your torso). Sit down on a regular bench with your feet flat against the floor. Draw your shoulder blades together, squeeze your shoulder blades and keep the elbow locked. Slowly pull the dumbbells up toward you in a row pattern until they are just outside of shoulder level. Pause at the top and then slowly return to the start.                                 3. Ladder Drill The ladder drill is an easy way to build strength in your biceps. The ladder drill is a great exercise to build muscle endurance and strength. This particular ladder drill is done with one arm at a time. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a dumbbell in one hand. Face forward and bend your arm to bring the weight from behind your head. With the other hand, draw an imaginary line from the wrist of the bent arm to your elbow. Do as many of these rows as you can in 20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds and then repeat twice more.                                 4. Jump Rope The jump rope is a great cardiovascular workout that helps improve your overall endurance as well. This is one of the best exercises to build lean muscle and lose fat. A jump rope will get your heart rate firing fast and to keep up with it, you need to be in shape. The jump rope requires balance and coordination which will also give you a good cardiovascular workout.                                 5. Kettlebell Snatch The kettlebell snatch is an exercise that will build brute strength as well as power and speed. The kettlebell snatch is not a lot of fun to do, but it's a great muscle builder. A kettlebell can be used with either one or two hands. The two-hand snatch (also known as the swing) uses both arms; it is characterized by a quick descent and a pause at the bottom position to catch the weight before going up again. The one-hand snatch is much like the two-hand snatch, but the movement is reversed. The bell is brought up with one hand and caught on the opposite side of the body with one hand, before being brought back down.                                  6. Push-up The push-up may very well be the most effective exercise for developing upper body strength. One of the key pointers to doing a push-up right is to keep your back flat and your body aligned. A push-up can be done on the ground or a bench. Keeping your elbows tucked in close to your body is another important factor. You should perform at least 3 sets of these exercises with 10 repetitions each set. Try resting for 2 seconds at the bottom of the exercise and lifting yourself back up as you inhale. Try holding it at the top for 1 second and then lowering yourself as you exhale.                                 7. Sit-ups The sit-up is a great exercise for your lower back. For this exercise, get on all fours and put your hands on the ground with your fingers facing away from you. Your body should form an "L" shape, with hands and feet in line with each other. Slowly lower down to the ground while still keeping your body straight and level. Lower yourself until you can feel the stretch in your hips. Then push yourself back up until your arms are straight and your body is in a vertical position.                                  8. Barbell Squat The barbell squat is a great exercise for building overall strength. Squats are a great exercise to build muscle and strength in your legs, as well as your core muscles. The good thing about doing the barbell squat is that it will help you improve your posture and lower back. The squat-type movements work the quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves while also being a great way to build strength in your lower body.                                   9. Bodyweight Dip The dip is one of the very effective exercises for working your triceps, chest, and shoulders. You need to be cautious when doing this exercise as you can tear your triceps very easily if you are not careful. This exercise is also known as the "behind-the-back dip". The dip targets the lower part of your chest as well as your shoulders. A lot of people believe that dips make the pectoral muscles smaller than a bench press, but this is not true. If you look at any professional bodybuilder's chest, you will find that he has well-developed pectoral muscles and the reason for that is because of the dips.                                  10. Hanging Leg Raise The hanging leg raise targets the abs. This exercise is one of the very effective exercises for strengthening your abdominal muscles. The hanging leg raises apart from being one of the best exercises to build six-pack abs are also known as knee-ups. This exercise can be performed by hanging off any bar or stable object, such as a chin-up bar. You can even use the pull-up bar or a playground swing. For this exercise, hold on to the bar with your arms fully extended and lift your legs off the ground (with knees straight). You can also perform this exercise by hanging one leg at a time.                                  Conclusion You will not notice immediate results with some of these exercises. You need to practice and analyze your progress regularly to determine whether you are making progress or not. Start slow and gradually build up your routine. It may take several weeks to see visible results but stick with it.   Written by: Alice_daisy PREVIOUS PAGE |  NEXT PAGE
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If you are really interested in boxing then it is very important for you to hire a personal boxing trainer. The personal trainer that you will hire would be highly beneficial for you as they would train you in the right way and motivate you immensely to achieve your fitness and weight loss goals. Without the help of a personal trainer, achieving these goals might be tough for you. While looking for a boxing trainer, it is very crucial to find someone who is actually good. Finding a good boxing trainer would ensure that your fitness and weight loss journey completes smoothly and effectively. A good boxing trainer is someone who fits certain criteria. Below are few things that you need to keep in mind for finding a good boxing trainer.                              Correctly registered It is very important for you to know that a boxing trainer needs to be registered for operating in their country. They need to obtain certain amount of training in order to be eligible to become a boxing trainer. With the right amount of training, they are eligible for operating in the fitness industry.   Remain fit A good fitness trainer is someone who is fit themselves. In order to prescribe something to someone, an individual needs to follow that themself first. While looking for a personal boxing trainer, make sure that they follow a healthy lifestyle too.   Good communicator The personal trainer needs to be a good communicator too. A good communicator would be able to help you and make you understand certain things in a much better way. They would be able to train and correct you in ways which you can understand well and relate to. If you understand and relate well with your personal boxing trainer then you would feel more comfortable with them. This would be highly beneficial for your fitness journey.   Professional attitude It is very important for a boxing trainer to know and understand their responsibilities and boundaries well in order to build strong relationship with their client. Moreover, they need to answer the call of their client in a professional manner, be punctual, maintain personal hygiene, dress appropriately and focus their attention strictly on their client.   Hard but fair Some clients needs to come out from their comfort zones in order to achieve the necessary results. A good boxing trainer won't hesitate to push out their clients from their comfort zones but at the same time, they would ensure to remain fair with them.   Reviews For finding a good boxing trainer, you need to Google or research well about them. You need to read some reviews and testimonials before making the decision. The reviews and testimonials would help you to determine which boxing trainer would be the best fit for you. These days, many boxing trainers have an online presence. So, getting the necessary information about them online would be easy for you. The good boxing trainers have well maintained website where you would get a lot of information about the kind of services they have been providing. So, make sure that you visit their website before making the decision.   Written by: nantababy PREVIOUS PAGE |  NEXT PAGE
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Boxing is a very popular combat sport that helps in training people and it also offers a host of health benefits. This sport is an excellent way of improving physical fitness so that your mind and body will be improved. Apart from the many health benefits it offers, there are a lot of risks involved in playing this dangerous sport. Hence, it is important that you learn proper techniques of boxing before you enjoy this sport but for this finding a good boxing gym is extremely crucial. It is important that you choose a gym that has encouraging atmosphere as it helps in constant improvement of the sports. Moreover, you need to look for a trainer that can tailor workouts according to your personal preferences and physical abilities. Whether you are an experienced boxer or an amateur, you cannot underestimate the importance of finding a good gym so that you can develop your skills and achieve your fitness goals.                                 Tips for finding a good boxing gym Do thorough research- finding a boxing gym should be done with a Google search so that you will able to locate reputable gyms near you. You can also talk to your friends and family members who can recommend you some good gyms so that you can achieve your boxing goals. Look for a reputable gym- a reputable gym has a motivating and supportive kind of atmosphere so that it can help boxers of every level. Experienced and skilled trainer will help in skill development and will customize training programs according to your requirements. Pay attention to gym culture- a good boxing gym should have a culture where you feel completely at ease while you are learning new skills and techniques. The gym culture should match your personal preference so that you will enjoy your training sessions at the gym. Consider the cost- the membership cost of the gym needs special consideration when you are finding a good boxing gym. Always choose a facility that is affordable so that you can pay the monthly membership without any kind of financial constraints. Make sure that the gym that you choose caters to your fitness goals so that you can enjoy the practice sessions at the gym. Types of gym- there are a large variety of boxing gyms that offers the best training to boxers. But you need to determine the objective of joining the gym so that you can choose gyms on the basis of services offered by the gym. If you wish to take up boxing seriously, then you will need to look for a specialized gym but for achieving fitness goals, you can choose a low priced gym. Experience of the trainers- the quality of the gym is directly dependant on the experience and skills of the personal coach and trainer. For achieving success in boxing, you need to make sure that the trainer is highly skilled and will help you learn techniques so that you will become a successful boxer. Always look at the past achievements of the trainer and inquire about the boxers he/she has trained in the past. This will make it easier for you to choose a gym based on the quality of the equipment and experience of the trainer so that you will get the desired results.   Written by: maraschino PREVIOUS PAGE |  NEXT PAGE
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Boxing is a popular combat sport that has gained momentum in the recent times because it offers a plethora of health benefits to the boxers. The reason for the popularity of this sport is because it helps in physical conditioning of the body. Boxing is also considered as a form of exercise by amateurs and it is the reason why it is gaining traction recently. Since, boxing is the most physically and mentally demanding sports in the world, it can offer benefits like improving speed, strength and endurance of then body. If you want improve your overall fitness then you should go ahead with boxing training which is far more superior than any other exercise. It can strengthen your muscles and bones while helping you to burn more calories so that you will maintain healthy weight.                                 Health benefits of boxing Improves cardiovascular health- the most effective way of improving cardiovascular health is by choosing boxing for a full body workout. While you are throwing punches, your heart will work harder for supplying blood and oxygen to every part of the body. Boxing also increases your heart rate which eventually helps in improving your cardiovascular health so that you can prevent health issues like strokes, high blood pressure and heart attacks.   Burns more calories- boxing is known as a cardio vascular driven type of exercise that helps in improving the cardiovascular function. It eventually helps you to burn more calories as you can burn about 13 to 15 calories per minutes while boxing. It will make a huge difference in your weight loss progress, physique and shape when you do boxing regularly.   Improves bone density- when you want to improve bone strength or reduce the risks of osteoporosis, you should choose boxing as it helps to avoid the negative effects of bone mineral loss. When you want to improve your bone strength or prevent any bone related conditions then you should choose boxing as it offers a plethora of health benefits.   Works every muscle- boxing is an excellent workout for every muscle of your body and it is known to improve your overall fitness level. Whether you are looking for fitness, strength, agility or coordination, you should choose boxing as it helps in creating a perfect body balance so that you will enjoy many benefits. This upper body workout will help in working your core, back and shoulders so that you will get a fit and healthy body. Boxing also helps in building resilience and this is the reason why you should add boxing to your regular fitness routine.   Supports healthy weight- whether you want to maintain healthy weight or lose weight, choosing boxing can help in burning calories in an effective manner. It also helps in building muscles as it is an effective form of workout that helps burning a large amount of calories at a same time. Boxing workouts might appear challenging and fast paced, but the amount of calories that you burn is amazing so that you will enjoy weight loss and maintenance.   Written by: tabrez PREVIOUS PAGE |  NEXT PAGE
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Boxing is a combat sport practiced worldwide by amateur and professional athletes. So, who was the first boxer ever? The first recognized public fight occurred in 1743 in London, England, where Jack Broughton won a four-round bout against William Brayley. Broughton's victory is widely regarded as the first recorded bout of boxing ever by most historians and sporting officials. The characteristics of boxing have evolved over U.S. and Canadian participation rules, governing the rounds of a match that can be won by either fighter with a knockout or decision within these rounds regardless of number of rounds fought or scorecards rendered; only one round per match has to go the distance for an official bout to be called "a decision.                                The late 18th century saw the codification of the ring as it is understood today, with boxing rules first appearing in 1743. Broughton's London Boxing Rules from 1744 were compiled as a standardized set, and were standardized throughout the British Empire by three boxing academies: Broughton's own Wandsworth School of Arts, the Royal Naval School at Portsmouth, and the London Prize Ring Club. The rules continue to be used today in amateur boxing events in most major world cities and countries. The U.S. adopted similar rules, thus boxing is universally regarded internationally as a discipline administered by the laws of one modern nation-state that has been codified with universal sanctioning procedures. In 1889, the Marquess of Queensberry rules were first used in the United Kingdom. They have been used ever since. Queensberry rules mandate that fighters be male and that two eight-counts must elapse before a decision is made. The duel in which James J. Corbett won to become the first World Heavyweight Champion was fought under the Marquess' rule set. Corbett's victory made him the only man to be both a British and American heavyweight champion. Boxing is a competitive sport in which two people, one attempting to inflict punishment on the other while avoiding being pricked, are penned in an enclosed area and physically confronted. Both boxers fight under controlled conditions; they are not allowed to use their hands or fists in the process. Boxing is controlled by a referee who enforces the rules of boxing management that govern ring and bout conduct. The referee may halt the bout if one boxer does not defend himself or deliberately leaves himself at risk of being seriously injured with no effective defense. The referee is also charged with stopping the fight if he thinks a boxer is too injured to continue being punched. The referee may stop the bout because it is no longer safe for either fighter to continue. Referees will stop the contest if it has been at least four rounds and one of the boxers has shown dominance in the contest. Once a boxer has been knocked down, his opponent must cease fighting for one minute before continuing or else their opponent may be declared the winner by knockout (KO). To help protect the fighters, there are three ringside physicians who watch especially for signs that a fighter is in danger and may enter the ring to assess such damages as swelling and cuts. In conclusion, people would watch the fights and wager their money on which boxer would win. In earlier bouts, it was considered a brutal sport but over time it has evolved into a sport that is seen as the best of all sports because it uses your fists, along with your speed, strength, skills and agility to dominate your opponent. It also requires mental skills to outwit and out maneuver your opponent in order to take home the trophy/gold medal.   Written by: Jared_Wax PREVIOUS PAGE |  NEXT PAGE
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by on December 4, 2022
If you are a huge boxing fan and love to watch the sport in action, you might wonder what the difference is between amateur boxing and professional boxing. While both sports have something in common and share many of the same links, they also have distinctions that set them apart. This article will explore those differences so you can decide which sport is for you. Amateur boxers train hard to become champions in their weight class, but amateur boxers will not offer purses or contracts. These boxers are often supported by their families, friends, and teammates in addition to financial assistance from the local club that they belong to. Amateur boxing focuses more on the training of boxers and the sport itself and less on fighting for money. Professional boxers fight for purses and contracts and can be employed by several places, such as promoters, managers, or other team members. These boxers are often supported by sponsors and money earned during each match. While many professional boxers receive some training before entering the ring, they must focus all efforts on winning matches, which means that they might not become well-rounded boxers in terms of technique compared to amateur boxers. Professional boxers focus on winning by any means necessary.                               Amateur boxing usually focuses on the rules and strict regulations, whereas professional boxing is less concerned with rules and regulations. For example, amateur boxing has regulations involving scoring, rounds, ring dimensions, and equipment, while professional fights do not have as many rules. However, both sports have referees who ensure that all of the competitors abide by the existing rules of each match. The referee's job is to ensure that no boxer receives an unfair advantage over their opponent and that each competitor follows the rules for their match. As mentioned previously, professional boxers fight for purses and contracts, but amateur boxers fight for experience and competition. Amateur boxers do not have to worry about making weight, their age is not a factor, and they do not have to compete against experienced boxers. Therefore, amateur boxing is great for getting started in the sport and those who want to keep practicing their skills regularly. Amateur boxing involves a limited number of championships for each weight class, whereas professional boxing has more heavyweight champions. Amateur boxing usually has more weight divisions than professional boxing, though the weight divisions in both sports are similar. While amateur boxing can occur in different locations and on various surfaces, such as grass or cement, professional boxers are restricted to making their matches in arenas. Professional boxers will often have to travel long distances between their hometown and their matches, while amateur boxers can make these trips while competing in other areas of their training. Amateur boxers usually have to fight in restricted weight classes, such as 105 pounds and below, whereas professional fighters are free to fight in any weight class they want. Amateur boxers are also limited to fighting on fewer days each year. A boxer must win two out of three fights within 12 days to win the national championship or belt. A professional boxer can make up the difference in weight by fighting three or more times within fourteen days to keep his title. Professional boxers often have many trainers and coaches guiding them through their matches, but amateur boxers are supported solely or partially by their teammates, advisers, and trainers.   Written by: Lomia_K PREVIOUS PAGE |  NEXT PAGE
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by on December 2, 2022
Boxing is a contact sport with rules order to ensure each fighter competes on an even playing field and to minimize the chance of unintentional deaths. The rules of boxing are designed to create a set of guidelines that govern the environment in which the fighters compete and set limitations on what they can do.                               What Are The Rules Of Boxing? 1. Clinching A clinch refers to the act of a fighter holding each other's arms or heads against their own body with the intent of restraining them. The rules of boxing prohibit the use of any striking techniques such as elbow strikes, shoulder thrusts, or headbutts while in a clinch. The clinch is a dangerous position because it allows both fighters to strike at will and is considered one of the most dangerous positions for a competitor in boxing.   2. Rounds A round is a segment of the fight that is completed when both fighters have had an opportunity to strike any legal area on their opponent's body once. The rules of boxing require each round to last for three minutes or a maximum of ten non-stop punches being delivered by the competitors. 3. Weigh-In The rules of boxing require all competitors to weigh in for their fight the day before the match. Each competitor weighs in front of a judge and witnesses to prevent any attempts at weight cheating during the fight. This is the most common way for boxers to gain advantages over their opponents because competitors usually lose a lot of weight during the fight. 4. No hitting below the belt The game of boxing has strict rules against hitting below the belt which means striking an opponent in the groin area or any other body part below the waist. This can be risky for the competitor and the referee may disqualify a fighter if they do not discontinue striking after being warned. 5. No headbutting The boxers are prohibited from delivering a headbutt or any of the techniques known as a "sleeper punch" during their matches. The rules of boxing consider these techniques to be an important part of the sport and their use of them can lead to a disqualification in the ring. 6. Knockdowns A knockdown occurs when a boxer is knocked down by their opponent and unable to immediately continue fighting. The referee will call a knockdown when they are deemed too injured to continue fighting. If the competitor who is struck can show enough of an attempt at self-defense the fight can continue. After a knockdown, the rules of boxing require that the fallen fighter be given eight seconds to recover before continuing with the match. 7. Fouls Fouls occur when a boxer uses an illegal punch or action during a match. Each foul has a designated penalty from the referee based on its severity. The most common foul that occurs often is called "holding" or "punching down". This refers to striking an opponent with the intent to hurt them and is considered illegal as it causes no contact. The penalty for holding an opponent is usually a warning from the referee while punching down has caused a disqualification that means the opponents will lose the fight. 8. Disqualifications Disqualification is considered the most severe penalty that can occur during a fight. This occurs when a boxer intentionally breaks one of the rules of boxing or cannot defend themselves while hitting an opponent. The rules of boxing maintain that the referee will disqualify a competitor if they feel they are unable to defend themselves against their opponent. This often occurs when they are knocked down so many times that they are unable to continue in the match and gain little to no offensive opportunities during the play-out. Boxing could be considered a dangerous sport, especially in the early 20th century when bare-knuckle fights were legal. The rules of boxing offer a level playing field for both competitors and are important to maintaining an environment where the fighters can compete safely.   Written by: Alice_daisy PREVIOUS PAGE |  NEXT PAGE
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