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Dwight Muhammad Qawi – The Body Jab

Dwight Muhammad Qawi

How to Jab a Taller Boxer The Camden Buzzsaw was a fan favourite in the late 1970’s through to the 90’s and serves as an inspirational story on overcoming the odds. I won’t go too deep into his background here but will mention a few key points. Qawi served time in prison, had no amateur […]

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Sandy Saddler – Rear Hand Tricks

Sandy Saddler

Old School Boxing Defence Sandy Saddler is considered one of the greatest Featherweight boxers of all time, some would even say he is the best ever but he is almost always mentioned in the top 2-3 alongside the man he fought four times – Willie Pep. Now Saddler was known for three things, firstly the […]

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Danny Lopez – The Knockout

danny lopez

Danny ‘Little Red’ Lopez was a Featherweight champion who was known for his punching power. An all out exciting fighter he was a favourite of the TV networks too and in this video I take a look at how at opponents strength can be turned into their downfall. Lopez and Arturo Gatti were quite similar […]

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Mike Tyson – Drawing the Lead

Mike Tyson drawing the lead

Iron Mike – Brains as well as Brawn When you think of the baddest man on the planet you think knockouts and intimidation – but Iron Mike Tyson wasn’t just a ferocious puncher…at 5’10 in the heavyweight division and literally always coming up against taller and bigger opponents, Tyson had to have a few tricks […]

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George Benton – Rear Hand Placement

George Benton Philly Shell

Philly Shell Hand Positioning Floyd Mayweather Jr made the shoulder roll popular, this guard has been used for over a century in boxing but it was really Mayweather Jr who popularised it and suddenly everyone wanted to use the shoulder roll or its most popular variation, the Philly shell. With the lead hand low position, […]

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Terry Norris – Clearing the Way

Terry Norris

Old School Boxing Tricks – Hand Trapping Occasionally we see a move in boxing make a resurgence and people begin to think it is a new trick, something which has never been done before but there really isn’t anything new in boxing and this move shown in the video below is the same…. Vasyl Lomachenko […]

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Rocky Marciano – Step in

Rocky Marciano

In the video below I take a look at one of the methods Rocky Marciano used to close the gap against his opponents. With a 68in reach, Marciano has the shortest reach of any heavyweight champion in history, so closing the gap against often taller opponents with a longer reach was imperative to Marciano’s success […]

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How to use the Shoulder Roll if you are Southpaw

How to use the Shoulder Roll if you are Southpaw

The Shoulder Roll Southpaw Style – Pernell Whitaker In this article I am going to take a look at how you would use the shoulder roll if you happen to be a southpaw boxer. Pretty much all the examples we see of shoulder roll experts in the professional game are right handed orthodox boxers – […]

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Tony Zale – The Feint

Tony Zale

Tony Zale was a former Middleweight champion in the 1940’s, a decade I consider to be the greatest in boxing history. Zale was nicknamed the man of steel, not just because he hailed from Gary, Indiana – a steel town but also for his ability to take an enormous amount of punishment and still carry […]

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Oscar De La Hoya – Tempo

Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya was nicknamed the Golden Boy and in my opinion something which really stands out about him the most is his resume. De La Hoya fought a host of big names and for that reason he deserves a lot of credit for fighting up through the divisions and taking on many of […]

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