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The Benefits of Boxing

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If you’re willing to work hard, then boxing might be the sport for you — regardless of your size or strength. This guide outlines the many reasons to begin boxing.
How to Build Confidence in Boxing

How to Build Confidence in Boxing

Boxing is a demanding sport that can take a toll on your mind and body. This must-read guide focuses on how to develop and maintain confidence throughout training.
How to Scout an Opponent in Boxing

How to Scout an Opponent in Boxing

Sometimes you get the opportunity to watch a future opponent compete. This boxing guide walks you through some things to look for as you scout your future opposition.
Communicating During a Boxing Match

Communicating During a Boxing Match

Communication is essential to boxing. This guide explains what to expect throughout a bout when it comes to interactions among boxers, trainers, and referees.
Resistance Band Training for Boxing

Resistance Band Training for Boxing

Implement resistance bands into your workout to improve your agility, strength, and conditioning. Read this guide to learn how these bands can aid you as a boxer
How to Pass Time on Fight Day in Boxing

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Fight day is full of excitement and nervousness. This guide lends some tips to help you fill the idle time on the day of your boxing match.
A Brief History of Women's Boxing

A Brief History of Women's Boxing

Most people assume that boxing is exclusively a men’s sport — but this is a misguided generalization. This guide discusses the increasing amount of women in the sport.
How to Improve Recovery for Boxing

How to Improve Recovery for Boxing

Boxers participate in grueling workouts that leave them tired and sore. This guide discusses some ways to improve your recovery time while training.
Defensive Drills for Boxing

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Defense is arguably the most essential skill in boxing. This guide focuses on some simple drills to help you improve your defensive techniques and maneuvers.
How to Beat a Taller Boxer

How to Beat a Taller Boxer

Taller boxers usually have longer arms, which makes it difficult to close the distance and land clean shots. This guide prepares you to offset such an advantage.
How to Win a Boxing Match

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There’s more to boxing than winning, but it certainly feels good to have your hand held high after a bout. This guide provides some tips to help you win a fight.
Pre-fight Procedures for Amateur Boxing

Pre-fight Procedures for Amateur Boxing

So you’ve trained hard for months on end, and fight day has finally arrived. From weigh-ins to physicals, this boxing guide reviews the entire pre-bout routine.
How to Use the Slip Bag in Boxing

How to Use the Slip Bag in Boxing

A well-rounded boxer moves his head effectively, making him a difficult target to hit. This guide explains how the slip bag can improve your head movement.
Basic Kettlebell Training for Boxers

Basic Kettlebell Training for Boxers

If you’re looking for an alternative way to strengthen and condition your body, you can finally end your search. This boxing guide introduces kettlebell training.
How to Work the Corner in Boxing

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Boxers need coaching not only while training, but also during an actual bout. This guide discusses the importance of the cornerman.
How to Beat a Counterpuncher in Boxing

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Crafty counterpunchers do their best to outwit you. This guide provides some tips to help you outbox an astute opponent.
How to Box a Pressure Fighter

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Some boxers try to force you backwards at all times, which can put you on the defensive for the entire bout. This guide explains how to offset this aggressive strategy.
How to Safely Cut Weight for Boxing

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Many boxers try to compete in the lowest possible weight class. This guide offers tips to help you safely drop some extra pounds for boxing competition.
An Intro to Pilates for Boxers

An Intro to Pilates for Boxers

Pilates strengthens the “powerhouse” of the body: The core and surrounding areas. Learn how to use Pilates in your training for boxing.
An Intro to Yoga for Boxers

An Intro to Yoga for Boxers

Nowadays, many athletes cross-train in order to become as well-rounded as possible. This guide outlines how yoga can benefit boxers.
How to Use the Punch Shield in Boxing

How to Use the Punch Shield in Boxing

Boxers and trainers often overlook the value of the punch shield. In this guide you’ll learn some basic shield drills that are sure to make you a better boxer.
How to Improve Your Boxing with Feints

How to Improve Your Boxing with Feints

Boxing is often referred to as a “chess match.” Read this guide and learn how to set up your opponent by incorporating feints into your game.
How to Use the Boxing Ring to Your Advantage

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In the ring, the ropes can be your best friend or worst enemy. This boxing guide tells you how to take advantage of your positioning in the ring.
Warming Up & Cooling Down in Boxing

Warming Up & Cooling Down in Boxing

Many athletes underestimate the benefits of warming up and cooling down. This guide identifies how pre- and post-training routines can improve your boxing.
White Collar Boxing: Boxing for Adults

White Collar Boxing: Boxing for Adults

Finding fun, organized sports leagues can be difficult for adults. This guide explains one of the most popular activities for passionate athletes: White Collar Boxing.
Tabata Training: Conditioning for Boxers

Tabata Training: Conditioning for Boxers

Most boxers are in peak physical condition. This guide discusses one of the most effective ways to keep in shape for an upcoming bout: Tabata training.
How to Increase Punch Power in Boxing

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Everyone wants to possess knockout power. This boxing guide discusses some easy steps you can take in order to improve your punch power.
How to Increase Hand Speed for Boxing

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Hand speed is one of the most desired boxing skills, and this guide discusses some of the most basic ways to get lightning-quick hands.
Boxing Tips for Fighting on the Inside

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All boxers end up close-range at some point during a boxing match, regardless of fighting style. This guide dishes out some tips regarding boxing on the inside.
College Boxing Explained

College Boxing Explained

Many people are surprised to hear that inter-collegiate boxing still exists. This guide discusses the current college boxing system.
The Boxing Venue Bucket List

The Boxing Venue Bucket List

Learning to box requires work in the gym, but watching the best fighters in the world helps too. Here’s a list of the top boxing venues to watch a pro match.
Pro Boxing's Sanctioning Bodies

Pro Boxing's Sanctioning Bodies

There are normally several different world champions in each weight class at one time. This guide clarifies why and explains the sanctioning bodies of pro boxing.
How to Maintain Your Boxing Gear

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Without proper care, boxing gloves and wraps can stink up your bag. This guide explains how to save some money and keep your gear in tip-top shape.
Concussions in Boxing

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Boxing-related injuries are rarer than most people assume, but concussions occur. This guide discusses preventative measures, symptoms, and recovery for head injuries.
Cross-training for Boxing

Cross-training for Boxing

Training for a boxing match can be monotonous if you never change up your routine. Cross-training allows you to prevent burnout and develop new skills.
Core Exercises for Boxers

Core Exercises for Boxers

Your core muscles are involved in nearly all of your movements as a boxer. Learn how to train these muscles so you can be ready for any opponent.
Basic Plyometric Training for Boxers

Basic Plyometric Training for Boxers

Every boxer wants to become quicker and more explosive. This guide focuses on some basic Plyometric drills that improve those abilities.
How to Counter Uppercuts as a Southpaw

How to Counter Uppercuts as a Southpaw

Successful in-fighters terrorize opponents with crafty combinations with uppercuts. This guide focuses on countering these uppercuts as a southpaw boxer.
How to Counter Uppercuts

How to Counter Uppercuts

The uppercut is one of the most dangerous punches in boxing. This guide discusses both defending against and countering the right and left uppercut as an orthodox boxer.
Boxing Dimensions

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This guide covers the requirements for competitive boxing rings under various governing bodies.
Boxing Rules & Regulations

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Read this guide to learn about the rules and regulations governing different levels of competitive boxing.
History of Boxing

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Boxing was one of the first competitive sports known to man. Check out this guide to learn about the origins of the sport.
Boxing Glossary

Boxing Glossary

Check out this Boxing glossary to find the sport-specific definitions for which you have been looking. From A to Z, we've got all the words covered.
How to Counter the Left Hook as a Southpaw

How to Counter the Left Hook as a Southpaw

The hook can momentarily stun you if you don’t see it coming. Learn how to defend against this punch and respond with effective shots as a southpaw boxer.
How to Counter the Left Hook

How to Counter the Left Hook

This guide reviews defensive countering techniques for the left hook — one of the simplest, yet most effective punches in boxing.
How to Counter the Straight Right as a Southpaw

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An orthodox boxer’s greatest weapon against a southpaw is his straight right hand. This guide discusses how to counter your opponent’s cross as a southpaw.
How to Counter the Straight Right

How to Counter the Straight Right

The straight right is often devastating when it lands cleanly. Read this guide and learn how to defend and counter against one of the most common punches in boxing.
How to Counter the Jab as a Southpaw

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Southpaws often struggle to find good boxing advice. Look no further lefties, because this guide teaches southpaws how to counter the jab of an orthodox opponent.
How to Counter the Jab

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Boxing is a technical sport where you often need to outsmart your opponent. This guide discusses how to counter your opponent’s jab, a necessary skill as you improve.
How to Set Goals as a Boxer

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Becoming a successful boxer takes time and plenty of practice. This guide explores goal setting as a necessary step toward success in and out of the ring.
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