Mayweather sparring in a media workout.

Does being punched hurt?

Many factors influence whether a punch hurts. In this post, I’ll focus on the pain from a punch (instead of its damage) and explain when punches hurt and when they don’t.

Pound-for-Pound Lists

A pound-for-pound (P4P) list is a ranking of boxers according to numerous objective and subjective factors. Accordingly, this list is a handy tool for both experts and enthusiasts to compare boxers across weight divisions and across time. In this article, we compile some of the most prominent P4P lists and explain how each list ranks their boxers.

Types of Boxing Styles

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.