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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this short post, I outline how and when to execute the body jab.
Throughout my match with an opponent much taller than me, I found myself throwing this combo repeatedly. It was so effective because it allowed me to close the distance and land the punch I was looking to land.
Defensive boxers are those “slick” boxers who usually make their opponents miss and punish them for doing so. They might throw less punches overall and are seen to be “technicians” more than anything else. Here, I analyze the greatest boxers known for their defensive mastery.