Styles make fights, and the best style is a versatile one. Yet, every boxer has a natural style–tendencies in their game that ideally maximizes their strengths and minimizes their weaknesses. Your opponent (or you) will resort to one of these four basic types of styles and their accompanying guards.
New boxers must adapt to the culture of boxing and learn what is acceptable. Failure to do so will result in some kind of retaliation by the sparring partner, the coach, or the other participants/teammates. I will lay out and explain some of the most commonly followed rules and expectations for beginner boxers.
Boxing has its official rules, but it also has some soft rules that almost all seasoned boxers know, and that rookies should know. In this article, I will lay out and explain five of the most general rules of boxing as a sport.
Boxing shoes are any pair of shoes that are made for the sport of boxing. It might sound like I just said nothing helpful, but it’s important to distinguish boxing shoes as a sport-specific shoe, designed and optimized for the physical demands of boxing. This article will cover what attributes they typically have, when you should use them, and what factors you might consider when purchasing a pair.
Dehydration (i.e. cutting water weight) is one of the key ways to cut weight for a match. In this article, I will explain how to effectively dehydrate and re-hydrate in amateur boxing.
Ring to Cage offers a compelling USAB-Approved headgear that can double as your go-to training headgear. This entry will my review of the product.
This drill develops the boxer’s lateral agility and can directly translate to boxing-specific movements.
The way boxers position their hands in their stance is called their guard, and every guard has its strengths and weaknesses. This article will give you an overview of the different types of guards in boxing.