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Introduction to Youth & Amateur Boxing

Introduction to Youth & Amateur Boxing 15 Comments

Boxing instills incredible life values in young participants. Check out this guide to learn about the possibilities for young athletes.
Boxing Rules & Regulations

Boxing Rules & Regulations 12 Comments

Read this guide to learn about the rules and regulations governing different levels of competitive boxing.
How to Increase Hand Speed for Boxing

How to Increase Hand Speed for Boxing 12 Comments

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.
How the Pro Boxing Scoring System Works

How the Pro Boxing Scoring System Works 6 Comments

If you’re unfamiliar with the scoring guidelines in professional boxing, then this is the perfect guide for you.
Basic Boxing Combinations

Basic Boxing Combinations 4 Comments

Now that you’ve learned how to throw the basic boxing punches, it’s time to put them together in some basic sequences.
Common Boxing Injuries & Prevention

Common Boxing Injuries & Prevention 4 Comments

Athletes of every sport – not just boxing – have experienced injury in some form. This guide describes common boxing injuries and potential preventative measures.
Concussions in Boxing

Concussions in Boxing 4 Comments

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

The Benefits of Boxing 4 Comments

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.
Boxing as a Southpaw

Boxing as a Southpaw 3 Comments

If you are a southpaw boxer, you are labeled as “strange” by some but “fortunate” by most. Learn about some of the advantages you have as a southpaw by reading this guide.
Boxing Dimensions

Boxing Dimensions 3 Comments

This guide covers the requirements for competitive boxing rings under various governing bodies.
How to Maintain Your Boxing Gear

How to Maintain Your Boxing Gear 3 Comments

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.
How to Box a Pressure Fighter

How to Box a Pressure Fighter 3 Comments

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 Work the Corner in Boxing

How to Work the Corner in Boxing 3 Comments

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

How to Score Amateur Boxing 2 Comments

Learning how to score points is the first step to winning a competitive boxing bout. This guide describes amateur scoring systems in place under different governing bodies.
Nutrition & Diet Tips for Boxers

Nutrition & Diet Tips for Boxers 2 Comments

Serious boxers maintain disciplined diets. Read this guide to find out how to sustain a healthy weight while giving your body the necessary nutrients to box.
How to Become a Competitive Amateur Boxer

How to Become a Competitive Amateur Boxer 2 Comments

You must be adequately trained and licensed prior to entering the ring for competition. This guide answers questions about becoming an amateur boxer.
Why Boxing is Called the Sweet Science

Why Boxing is Called the Sweet Science 2 Comments

You may wonder why boxing is often referred to as the “sweet science.” Read this guide and uncover the history behind this unique phrase.
Mental Training for Boxers

Mental Training for Boxers 2 Comments

Nervousness is simply a part of sports. This guide breaks down the idea of stress as it pertains to boxing, and suggests some ways to remain cool under pressure.
How to Counter the Jab

How to Counter the Jab 2 Comments

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.
Boxing Drills: Double-end Bag

Boxing Drills: Double-end Bag 2 Comments

Hitting a moving target in boxing is never easy. Find out how to improve important boxing skills, such as accuracy, by working with a double-end bag.
The Basic Guide to Boxing Gloves

The Basic Guide to Boxing Gloves 2 Comments

Selecting the right boxing gloves can be a daunting task. By breaking down the different types of gloves, this guide will make your shopping experience less stressful.
How to Beat a Counterpuncher in Boxing

How to Beat a Counterpuncher in Boxing 2 Comments

Crafty counterpunchers do their best to outwit you. This guide provides some tips to help you outbox an astute opponent.
Essential Boxing Equipment

Essential Boxing Equipment 1 Comment

Boxing is a demanding sport that requires a fair amount of equipment. Check out this guide and get some insight into the necessities for every boxer.
Introduction to Boxing Handwraps

Introduction to Boxing Handwraps 1 Comment

Do you even need wraps when boxing? What types of wraps exist? From the importance of handwraps to the various styles and techniques, this guide has you covered.
Boxing Drills: The Heavy Bag

Boxing Drills: The Heavy Bag 1 Comment

The heavy bag is one of the best pieces of equipment in boxing. This guide discusses basic drills that you should incorporate into training with the heavy bag.
Basic Boxing Punches: The Cross

Basic Boxing Punches: The Cross 1 Comment

Accurate power punches can make your opponent tentative to exchange with you. This guide discusses one of the most feared punches in boxing, the cross.
Running Routines for Boxers

Running Routines for Boxers 1 Comment

Even a skilled and talented boxer struggles if he’s out of shape. This guide explores useful running routines for dedicated boxers.
Essential Footwork Tips for Boxers

Essential Footwork Tips for Boxers 1 Comment

In order to “float like a butterfly” you have to develop effective footwork. This guide outlines fundamental boxing footwork drills.
How to Set Goals as a Boxer

How to Set Goals as a Boxer 1 Comment

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.
Speed Bag Training For Boxers

Speed Bag Training For Boxers 1 Comment

The speed bag requires boxing coordination and rhythm. This guide describes the benefits of the speed bag and explains how to include the bag into your routine.
How to Counter the Jab as a Southpaw

How to Counter the Jab as a Southpaw 1 Comment

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 Straight Right as a Southpaw

How to Counter the Straight Right as a Southpaw 1 Comment

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.
History of Boxing

History of Boxing 1 Comment

Boxing was one of the first competitive sports known to man. Check out this guide to learn about the origins of the sport.
Boxing Tips for Fighting on the Inside

Boxing Tips for Fighting on the Inside 1 Comment

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.
How to Increase Punch Power in Boxing

How to Increase Punch Power in Boxing 1 Comment

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 Use the Boxing Ring to Your Advantage

How to Use the Boxing Ring to Your Advantage 1 Comment

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.
How to Safely Cut Weight for Boxing

How to Safely Cut Weight for Boxing 1 Comment

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.
How to Win a Boxing Match

How to Win a Boxing Match 1 Comment

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.
Defensive Drills for Boxing

Defensive Drills for Boxing 1 Comment

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 Pass Time on Fight Day in Boxing

How to Pass Time on Fight Day in Boxing 1 Comment

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.
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 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

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 Hold Focus Mitts in Boxing

How to Hold Focus Mitts in Boxing

It’s essential to integrate mitt training in your boxing workouts in order to improve accuracy and combination fluidity. This guide explains how to use focus mitts.
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