Boxing Skills – The Spin and Shoot

The Spin and Shoot

Turning an opponent, spinning an opponent are great skills to possess in boxing, even better though is to add a punch to the end of the turning or spinning. This is because by turning your opponent you have moved them to a position of weakness whilst you are in a position of strength. They say […]

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Boxing Tricks – The Push and Shoot

The Push and Shoot

The Push and Punch The push and shoot is a great tool to use for inside fighting, many past greats such as Henry Armstrong(who was featured in my book Forgotten Legends of the Ring), often used this tactic to land unsuspecting punches on their opponents. The trick is best used inside by using the lead […]

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How to Defend the Double Jab by James Toney

how to defend the double jab

The Catch and Slip How to defend the double jab is not something I am commonly asked, which is almost a surprise because you would think the double jab is one of the attacks a boxer is most used to seeing and having to defend against. I have previously made a video on how to […]

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Footwork – Your First Line of Defence

Head Movement or Footwork? So the other day I was updating my Instagram and I was browsing through the various boxing channels I follow(as you do). Now one of the guys I follow is a very big Mike Tyson and Cus D’Amato fan. Tyson was known for a lot of things and one of his […]

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Breathing for Boxing

Watch Your Breathing… When it comes to boxing, people always tend to concentrate on the punching, the footwork, avoiding punches but something which is often overlooked is how you breathe whilst training. How you breathe is a crucial element of your game, I have had people tell me they cannot spar or compete in boxing […]

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Andy Ruiz Jr makes History and Shakes up the Heavyweight Division

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua Review Andy Ruiz Jr makes History – Shakes up the Heavyweight Division. Well what can you say? Time and time again we hear one punch can change the game when it comes to a heavyweight clash, but when you say he has a punchers chance, that was pretty much […]

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Defending the Jab by Joe Louis

defending the jab

Joe Louis and the Jab Defence Now we all know Joe Louis as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, many people do believe that he was actually the best heavyweight of all time. With a fantastic record of 66-3 and reigning as the world champion from 1937-1949, it would be tough to argue […]

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How to Counter the Right hand by Archie Moore

Archie Moore

Defending the Right Hand Archie Moore was one of the all time great boxers who would have his share of fans labelling him as the greatest light heavyweight boxer in history. He also holds the record of the most number of knockouts – over 130 to his name! So you know when you hear the […]

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How Boxing Helps Mental Health

How Boxing Helps Mental Health

Why Boxing is Good for Mental Health It is well known that exercise is a great choice when it comes to battling mental health and other related issues such as self esteem and confidence. The endorphins released always help to make things better and as the old saying goes, a healthy body leads to a […]

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Countering the Jab by Roberto Duran

countering the jab by roberto duran

How Roberto Duran countered the Jab Countering the jab is an extremely important aspect of your boxing, why? Because the jab is the most commonly thrown punch so you have to develop some form of defence and counter attack to this punch, if you don’t you are in for a long night and a very […]

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