In boxing, weight is cut before bouts, but the amount of weight to cut varies between professional and amateur boxing. In amateur boxing, the typical weight cut is much less than that of professional boxing.
USA Boxing specifies that the target areas in boxing is everything in front of the boxer’s ears. This means that not only is the face a part of the target area but also the front of the body, i.e. everything under and in front of the armpit is also a part of the target area. In this post, I will briefly specify what targets one should aim for and the notable effects of hitting each area, provided that each is hit hard and accurate enough.
Positioning is when a boxer is obtaining an effective angle and distance relative to his opponent. In this post, I will cover how a boxer gets into position and what is a good position and what is a bad one.
If you are entering collegiate boxing, you may ask yourself how much time do I need to prepare for competition, how do I train for the match, what kind of shape do I need to be in to compete. I will address all these questions in this article.