Category Archives for Boxing

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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How to Use the Uppercut by Sugar Ray Robinson

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how to use the uppercut by sugar ray robinson.

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Who was the Best ever Boxing trainer?

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Boxing Coach – Who’s the greatest? Boxing trainers don’t always get a love of love, they are the people who work diligently in the background, making sure their fighter is in shape for the contest, working on a game plan, ensuring the fighter makes weight, gets his sparring partners. When a fighter wins or puts […]

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Boxing Feints by Muhammad Ali

Boxing Feints

How to use the feint by Muhammad Ali   Feinting is an extremely important art in boxing. The better you become as a boxer, the more important it is to learn boxing feints in order to open up your opponent. A skilled opponent would have been drilled in defending the basic punches and punch combinations, […]

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Punching with the Roll – Salvador Sanchez

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  Boxing Tricks – Punching with the Roll Salvador Sanchez might have gone on to become Mexico’s greatest ever boxer but sadly died in a car accident aged just 23. Not only was he headed for greatness in a land full of supreme fighters, he would have become an all time great boxer and one […]

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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

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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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