This is a comprehensive training and nutrition guide for aspiring or actual amateur boxers. It presents information from national and international boxing organizations, knowledge we’ve gained from years of boxing experience, and guidance from coaches who were amateur boxing champions or coached amateur boxing champions.
Category: Competitive Scene
What are the key attitudes and principals for athletics? This article explains the most fundamental keys to being an athlete. It is very helpful for beginners who don’t have access to an involved coach yet.
BoxRec is an online record keeper compiling data about past and present professional boxers and their bouts. It was inaugurated in May 2000 with 20,000 bouts. With nearly 100 editors representing 38 countries, it now has data on over 2.1 million bouts, making it the premier boxing record resource.
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.
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.
Losing and cutting weight is an important part of boxing, whether you’re competing or just training. This article gives an extremely digestible synopsis on the common methods for losing and cutting weight for boxing.
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.