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The Essentials For Boxing Beginners 0

Posted on September 23, 2020 by John Harris

After watching the latest big-name pay-per-view boxing bout, you’re probably thinking about taking up boxing again. For real this time.

And you should!

Boxing is a ton of fun and a great outlet for your competitive juices.

Or, if you don’t want to get punched in the face, boxing is also a great option to get in shape.

You’ll build strength, cardio endurance and look absolutely shredded.

If you’re going to take this boxing thing seriously, though, there are a few essentials you’re going to need.

Here is a complete list of everything you’ll need before you start hitting the punching bags.

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A Look At Sports In 2020 And What’s To Come 1

Posted on July 02, 2020 by Alina Jovia

There is simply no denying that 2019 was an exceptional year for sports and sports betting. Heck, this is something that you could say pretty much every year. It seems like the bar only continues to rise every year. That being said, 2020 promises new experiences with many upcoming major events and tournaments. Even with the COVID-19 virus out there looming, there are still some great events on the ticket and many past events that fans can reminisce about. 

 If you are a betting person, you can take a look at some of the best odds here.

Take a look back at what the New year has brought fans so far and what it still has to offer going forward.

The Return Of The Notorious

The start of the year had high hopes, as McGregor, a born fighter, was slated to get back in the octagon in the first month of the year. He didn’t officially throw a single punch in the octagon in 2019, and it was certainly a poor year without him. 2020 immediately promised to change that as they had him scheduled against Donald “The Cowboy” Cerrone at the start of the year. This match held for high hopes given the fact that boy men were not afraid to stand and trade. And, the fight as UFC 246 wasn’t a bad one for as long as it lasted. It would be safe to say that this fight lived up to the hype and made a promising start for the year in sports.

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4 Good Reasons to Watch Boxing Scores At Home Than Live 0

Posted on May 05, 2020 by Andrea Simon

What’s better than having you’re your feet up sitting on the couch, enjoying a chilled beer, and watching your kids play while viewing your favorite live boxing match? It is the best feeling in the world for many men as far as relaxing, and sports are concerned. Sure many of you may like to go out there and be face to face with the harsh conditions of a boxing stadium while watching your favorite players beat the life out of each other. But there are people that would give anything just to enjoy the weekend at home relaxing and spending time with family from the daily grind of life. 

So here are a few things that these people enjoy at home that keeps them away from crowded stadiums and boxing arenas and you will too!

Comfy Seating

Stadiums and arenas are notorious for their rock hard plastic chairs for spectators to sit and enjoy the game. So they aren’t essentially enjoyable and tend to make the experience uncomfortable. You have to be in an upright position all the time sitting on these chairs. No to forget the absolute discomfort that comes when a spectator has to go out of the row and bump into your feet several times to do so. Well, you could avoid all that and relax at home, getting live scores of the ongoing game just like a spectator from your comfortable seating.

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Women In Boxing: New Trend Or Necessity? 0

Posted on February 21, 2020 by Bertha Garrett

More and more women have started to show an interest in boxing, and are taking part at both a pro and amateur level. There are some big stars out there like Katie Taylor fighting on the undercard of some big male fights, and people are starting to see the growth in the women’s sport. 

The benefits of boxing are clear. As a workout, there isn’t much that can beat it. Plenty of celebrity women, and women who act as role models, are also starting to take part in boxing as a workout. 

According to Andy Stenzler, Rumble Boxing CEO and Co-founder:

“Rumble is group fitness for the individual. We believe in the power of coming together to fight for a collective goal, but we also celebrate what it means to be unique. Rumble was created to shake up the stale norms of the group fitness world, and we remain committed to authenticity. Rumble is a collection of the most inspired and inspiring fitness instructors on the planet. Impressive athletes in their own regard, they step onto the podium at Rumble as part DJ, part motivational speaker, and complete Master of Ceremony. The 45 minutes that follows is an awesome orchestration of a workout engineered to the beat of custom hip-hop and house mash-ups. The music, the lights, the program, and the collective heartbeat of the room all come together”

Now let’s take a deeper look which are the pros of boxing as a workout for women.

Improved Total Body Strength 

Boxing at a good standard requires strength, and builds strength in a variety of different areas. If you go to the gym and work on one particular area of the body then you can strengthen your body in this area, but boxing works on a huge amount of the muscles in your body and on your core. This can lead to an improvement in your overall body strength.

Boxing doesn’t mean you have to turn into a bodybuilder. Instead, it provides a way to grow your body strength from head to toe.

Enhanced Cardio-Vascular Health

“Cardio” is a term that can strike fear into people. As well as working on your strength, boxing is a great way to work on your cardio and your heart health. One of the great things about boxing is that your focus is always on the fight, or the sparring you are taking part in. This means that you don’t always realise just how much exercise you are getting through.

Moving around a ring or building strength with the exercises involved in boxing can give great cardio exercise. It can be compared to high intensity interval training and other workouts that have grown in popularity.

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The 4 Greatest British Boxers of all time 0

Posted on December 12, 2019 by Varun Kumar

In recent years, there has been an increased interest in Boxing in the United Kingdom. Citizens of the UK now prefer to watch live boxing matches on the Sky website. The country has produced world champions, such as Carl Frampton, Anthony Joshua, Amir Khan and Kell Brook in recent years. To add to the list of fine boxers, here are the top 5 boxers in the history of boxing in the United Kingdom.

BRIGHTON,SUSSEX – FEBRUARY 16,1922: Ted Kid Lewis (R) lands a left punch against Tom Gummer during the fight at The Dome, ,on February 16,1922 in Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom. Ted Kid Lewis won by a KO 1. (Photo by: The Ring Magazine/Getty Images)

John “Jack” Broughton

John “Jack” Broughton was the true pioneer of modern boxing. He was the first person to codify a set of rules to be used in boxing contests. Born in the village of Baunton in Gloucestershire, Broughton left home at age 12 and made his way to Bristol where he worked at the waterside. He gained recognition as world champion after defeating Bill Greeting and Tom Pipes. In his 42 years fighting career from 1725-1767, Broughton never lost a fight. He also held the Bare’ Knuckle Championship of England for over 20 years.

He operated a boxing arena in London from 1742 until his death. His rule of pugilism was used in boxing until the London Prize Ring Rules surpassed it in 1838.

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Punching Bags – The Different Types to Select From 1

Posted on December 08, 2019 by Sujain Thomas

Sports enthusiasts need multiple practice equipment for training sessions. One of the popular sports equipment is the punching bags, which can cater to various training purposes. To know which type to invest in, you should research on the crucial types.

Are you planning to opt-in for a gym membership? If yes, then you can think about investing and using a punching bag first and then decide on the gym membership. Try and check-out the different types of punching bags available online before you invest.

  1. Freestanding punching bags

The punching bags that are free standing have a base that gets filled with either water or sand. You can move this bag quickly from one place to the other. People often keep it in the storage space, as well. The tall versions usually get designed for kicking and punching workouts. Also, there are heavy freestanding punching bags that come with a bigger base. These bags don’t shift from their place when it gets kicked. It is apt for punching and is opted in for the boxing candidates, both amateurs and professionals.

2. Jumbo or heavy-duty punching bags

Generally, pro sports enthusiasts make use of heavy-duty punching bags for heavy-duty training. The bag has an increased weight and helps to enhance muscle strength and tone. Over some time, the bag will gather strength. You can use then as hanging or freestanding bags. It is ideal if you want to train for strength and enhancing your core muscles. Soon you will be able to give the powerful hits when you practice using this punching bag. 

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Stan Jones – Weight Training Trailblazer
      October 11, 2020 | 1:48 pm
      Stan Jones

      The Sports Then and Now Athlete of the Month was one of the great linemen of his era and is considered a trailblazer for using weight training and conditioning to develop his skills.

      After a standout career at the University of Maryland, Stan Jones spent nine seasons as an offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears, making seven Pro Bowl appearances and earning first team All-Pro three times.

      In 1962, assistant coach George Allen suggested Jones move to defense to help solidify that unit for the Bears. He played both ways in 1962 and then in 1963 moved permanently to the defense.

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