Do you ever close your eyes or jerk around when you’re about to get hit? This is a natural response. Some people even say you can never fully “stop” it. However, with enough training and discipline, you can dramatically reduce your flinch response, or even use it to your advantage.
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.
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.
AIBA Coaches Manual (2011)