Sunday, April 20, 2014


It Starts in the Heart

by Doug Ward on July 9, 2013

One of the biggest compliments a boxer can be paid is when someone says that he “has heart.”   Inside the boxing ring, that means you can take a punch, you show an undeniable will to win, you relentlessly fight to the finish or are just plain unstoppable.  As much as any fighter would take […]

The Attributes of a Fighter

by Doug Ward on August 29, 2012

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.

Strong to the Finish

by Doug Ward on February 17, 2012

Some of history’s greatest fights were decided in the championship rounds, the final minutes of the fight, when one fighter began to fade or the other simply decided he wanted it more.  There’s an invaluable lesson to be learned from this aspect of boxing history.  The question is…which fighter you are going to be.  The […]

Jabs from Blydell – Are You Balanced?

by Blydell Martin on December 19, 2011

You can be better than your opponent, have more skill, speed, ability, strength and talent. But if you don’t have the heart, confidence, and fortitude to execute, you allow a man with heart and less skill to be just as good or better than you. Blydell Martin is currently a boxing trainer with TITLE Boxing […]

Coaches, boxing experts, writers and everyone involved in the sport can dissect fighters and fight outcomes endlessly.  Some match-ups are obvious, but those that aren’t, carry an element of surprise that can be attributed to a few overriding characteristics.  These traits are not an accurate jab, a powerful hook or even an earth-shattering right cross.  […] Most logical people wouldn’t consider walking into a fitness gym for the very first time and lifting every weight in the joint or grabbing a surf board and finding the biggest wave to conquer off the beaches of Waikiki. These types of activities achieve the best, most long-lasting results when you build up to […]