Category Archives for Boxing

How to Counter the Right Cross by Mike McCallum

how to counter the right cross

Mike McCallum was a three weight world champion who boxed in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Heavily avoided, McCallum was known as the body snatcher for his penchant to target the body in his attacks. Featured in my book Forgotten Legends of the Ring, McCallum had a sharp boxing IQ and was certainly someone you’d call […]

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Floyd Mayweather Jr – Check Mate

check hook

I have written in the past about not being predictable in your boxing, many times we see the really great boxers aren’t those who punch the hardest or punch the fastest, but think the quickest and make things hard for their opponent, whether that is mixing it up with how they throw certain punches or […]

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Arturo Gatti – Decoy

arturo gatti

The video in this article features Arturo Gatti, now Gatti is setting up the body shot but there is so much more we can learn from what he is doing. Firstly, yes Gatti sets up the shot to the body by hitting up top. A more basic example of this is touching up top with […]

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Floyd Mayweather Jr – The Knockdown

Floyd Mayweather Jr The Knockdown

Floyd Mayweather Jr in my opinion is the best boxer we have seen in the 21st century. Known now as ‘Money Mayweather’, there was much much more to his game than simply generating hundreds of millions of dollars fighting the biggest names in combat sports including Manny Pacquaio and Conor McGregor, after all to make […]

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Thomas Hearns – A Masterclass on the Feint

Thomas Hearns

Recently I have made a number of videos on the feint and how they were used by various fighters, for good reason too because feinting is such an essential art in boxing, I just cannot believe you can afford to box without proper use of the feint because the better the boxer you are going […]

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Closing the Gap – Bernard Hopkins

closing the gap

So what is one referring to when they talk about ‘closing the gap’? Closing the gap in boxing usually refers to closing the distance between yourself and the your opponent. <br /> Ok so we have established that closing the gap is basically the distance between you and your opponent, that gap can also be […]

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Nicolino Locche and the Feint

nicolino locche and the feint

In today’s article I am going to go over the feint and how it was used by Nicolino Locche to win the world light welterweight title back in 1968. The feint is used to open an opponent up by faking a punch to extract a reaction to help you read what your opponent is going […]

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How to Fight Someone Bigger than you by Charley Burley

how to fight someone bigger than you

Recently I put up a quick video on social media about Charley Burley. Now Burley was the first person I featured in my book Forgotten Legends of the Ring, Burley is often cited as the greatest boxer never to win a world title, not because he wasn’t good enough but because he was also the […]

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Old School Boxing – Defending the Jab Cross

defending the jab cross

The Catch and Step Out Defending the jab cross is second only to defending the jab in the combinations you will have to face and defend against as a boxer. The old one, two is the most basic combination of them all and as such that means it is the combo you will likely see […]

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The Check Hook

Check Hook

The hook is one of the most explosive, if not the most explosive punch in boxing. Left hook knockouts(or right hook if you happen to be a southpaw) provide many a highlight reel and the greatest exponents of the hook are celebrated in boxing. Who had the greatest left hook for example? You might hear […]

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