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Why Boxing?


Almost all sports are considered more mainstream and better understood by the general public than boxing. It has always been a little bit of mystery to parents and prospective fighters and yet, people still find their way to sport. Those few are intrigued, even though from the start, it’s harder to find out the how, why and where? Through their persistence though, they ultimately end up being the lucky few. They are the ones who persevere and follow that attraction towards the very thing that makes boxing so special. It’s different.

Mean What you Say

It has been stated a hundred different ways;  what you confess you possess, your thoughts become actions, what you think about you bring about, but no matter what clever spin you put on it, the simple truth is your mind and mouth have a tremendous impact on what action you take.  You are most likely to do exactly what you think about most and what you say you’re going to.  It’s part science, part psychology and all up to you.

The Attributes of a Fighter

Being a fighter takes a special combination of skill and will, power and finesse and an unmatched physical and mental toughness.  Boxing requires a resolve to not only survive, but thrive in any situation you’re faced with.  From technique to tenacity, these are the most important characteristics of any great fighter.

The Art of Intimidation

In boxing, the fight starts long before the opening bell rings.  It begins in the gym, through weeks of preparation.  It unfolds as you devise your strategy and as you research your opponent, looking for ways to exploit his weaknesses.  Then, it takes form when you meet your opponent face-to-face for the first time.  That’s when you make that initial brush stroke in the art of intimidation.  If you want set the proper tone to put your opponent on the defensive from the time the weigh-ins start, through the final bell, there are some very specific tactics you can employ to gain the upper hand and keep it.