This guest blog comes from the folks at Tauro Sports. They reached out and said they wanted to do a profile of this rematch for our blog. See if they think history will repeat, or if the former champ will take back his belts.
Andy ‘the Destroyer’ Ruiz shocked the world a few months back when he dropped Anthony Joshua in the 7th round.
But, Andy Ruiz is locked into a rematch with Anthony Joshua due to a contractual clause on the part of AJ. The boxing odds heavily favor Anthony Joshua in the second iteration of this fight, and most experts and pundits think that Joshua, being the great – former– champion that he is, will adjust and destroy ‘the Destroyer’ when they face-off once more. Continue reading “Fight Preview: Andy Ruiz, Jr vs. Anthony Joshua – The Rematch”
Core strength is the unsung hero of a fighter’s physical development. It is the link in the chain that transfers strength and power from the legs to the arms and fists.
It is the central platform that provides stability to a fighter’s defensive movements.
It is the engine that powers a fighter through round after round of constant motion.
In every aspect of the game the success of a boxer relies on core strength.
Read on to learn how core strength fuels your in-ring performance. You can also see what kinds of exercises will help you build your core for maximum benefit in the ring. Continue reading “Core Strength Training – Boxing from Your Center”
For new fighters, shadowboxing looks kind of silly. You don’t hit anything, you make weird sounds, and you seem to be bouncing around at random.
But if they really paid attention to a fighter who takes shadowboxing seriously, they’d see a fighter that is focused. They’d see a fighter that moves with purpose and precision. They’d see a fighter honing their technique like a pro.
Shadowboxing forms one of the foundations of boxing training. Everything you want to do in the ring, you’ll perfect, by yourself, punching the air. Continue reading “Shadowboxing Fundamentals – 6 Tips for Improving your Training”
We asked our friends at FighterCulture.com to write up their thoughts on some of the fundamentals of bagwork for us. This is a pretty good outline on some of the key concepts to making sure you’re getting the most out of your Heavy Bag work.
Hitting the heavy bag, commonly referred to as bagwork, is one of the most essential drills in combat sports like boxing, Muay Thai, or MMA. However, using the punching bag properly is a skill on its own.
In this article, we are going to talk about bagwork fundamentals and will give you some tips on how to utilize the punching bag the best way possible. Continue reading “Bagwork Fundamentals – 6 Important Tips when Hitting the Bag”
Before a match, we often compare fighters based on their power and their reach. We tend to break opponents down based on how hard they hit.
What often gets left out of that discussion, because it’s hard to quantify, is a fighter’s overall level of conditioning. And a fighter’s level of physical endurance is often a more critical indicator of success than any other factor.
But it doesn’t matter how hard you punch, if you can’t last long enough into the fight to land it. Continue reading “Conditioning Fundamentals for Boxing and Martial Arts”