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This preview shows page 1 - 6 out of 25 pages. The truth is, and this is especially true of boxing , an ability to move smoothly and swiftly in all directions without over commitment whilst maintaining a rock solid base so at any given moment you are able to execute powerful punches with good balance and firmly planted 4 feet is just as important as learning the actual punches themselves. It is a common error of so many who take up boxing to assume that the sport is just about throwing punches but this failure to recognise the importance of boxing footwork training is a massive handicap. It is worth noting that without it you will never achieve full power in your punches, be able to move properly into an attack, or to move away from trouble without going off balance leaving openings for your opponent to exploit. It is exactly this mastery of basic footwork skill that plays a major role the success of the elite and sets apart the real champions from their contenders. You must not only learn the basic footwork, but also continue to acknowledge and respect it whatever your level. However complicated a technique you may be learning it should never compromise your basic stance and guard, so in truth doing the basics well all the time may not actually as easy as you might think.
Contests in Mr. Figg's time, in addition to fist fighting, also contained fencing and cudgeling. On 6 January , the first recorded boxing match took place in Britain when Christopher Monck , 2nd Duke of Albemarle and later Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica engineered a bout between his butler and his butcher with the latter winning the prize.
Early fighting had no written rules. There were no weight divisions or round limits, and no referee. In general, it was extremely chaotic.
An early article on boxing was published in Nottingham, , by Sir Thomas Parkyns , a successful Wrestler from Bunny, Nottinghamshire , who had practised the techniques he described. The article, a single page in his manual of wrestling and fencing, Progymnasmata: The inn-play, or Cornish-hugg wrestler, described a system of headbutting, punching, eye-gouging, chokes, and hard throws, not recognized in boxing today.
Hitting a downed fighter and grasping below the waist were prohibited. Broughton encouraged the use of 'mufflers', a form of padded bandage or mitten, to be used in 'jousting' or sparring sessions in training, and in exhibition matches.
Tom Cribb vs Tom Molineaux in a re-match for the heavyweight championship of England, These rules did allow the fighters an advantage not enjoyed by today's boxers; they permitted the fighter to drop to one knee to end the round and begin the second count at any time.
Thus a fighter realizing he was in trouble had an opportunity to recover. However, this was considered "unmanly"  and was frequently disallowed by additional rules negotiated by the Seconds of the Boxers. Intentionally going down in modern boxing will cause the recovering fighter to lose points in the scoring system.
Furthermore, as the contestants did not have heavy leather gloves and wristwraps to protect their hands, they used different punching technique to preserve their hands because the head was a common target to hit full out. The rules were published under the patronage of the Marquess of Queensberry , whose name has always been associated with them.
Play media The June Leonard—Cushing bout. There were twelve rules in all, and they specified that fights should be "a fair stand-up boxing match" in a foot-square or similar ring. Rounds were three minutes with one-minute rest intervals between rounds. Each fighter was given a ten-second count if he was knocked down, and wrestling was banned.
The introduction of gloves of "fair-size" also changed the nature of the bouts.
An average pair of boxing gloves resembles a bloated pair of mittens and are laced up around the wrists. As a result of their introduction, bouts became longer and more strategic with greater importance attached to defensive maneuvers such as slipping, bobbing, countering and angling.
Because less defensive emphasis was placed on the use of the forearms and more on the gloves, the classical forearms outwards, torso leaning back stance of the bare knuckle boxer was modified to a more modern stance in which the torso is tilted forward and the hands are held closer to the face.
Late 19th and early 20th centuries[ edit ] Through the late nineteenth century, the martial art of boxing or prizefighting was primarily a sport of dubious legitimacy. Outlawed in England and much of the United States, prizefights were often held at gambling venues and broken up by police. Still, throughout this period, there arose some notable bare knuckle champions who developed fairly sophisticated fighting tactics.
Coney in found that a bare-knuckle fight was an assault occasioning actual bodily harm , despite the consent of the participants. This marked the end of widespread public bare-knuckle contests in England. Throughout the early twentieth century, boxers struggled to achieve legitimacy.
Modern boxing[ edit ] The sport rising from illegal venues and outlawed prize fighting has become one of the largest multibillion-dollar sports today. A majority of young talent still comes from poverty-stricken areas around the world. Places like Mexico, Africa, South America, and Eastern Europe prove to be filled with young aspiring athletes who wish to become the future of boxing.
Even in the U. According to Rubin, "boxing lost its appeal with the American middle class, and most of who boxes in modern America come from the streets and are street fighters". A minute is typically spent between each round with the fighters in their assigned corners receiving advice and attention from their coach and staff.
The fight is controlled by a referee who works within the ring to judge and control the conduct of the fighters, rule on their ability to fight safely, count knocked-down fighters, and rule on fouls. Up to three judges are typically present at ringside to score the bout and assign points to the boxers, based on punches and elbows that connect, defense, knockdowns, hugging and other, more subjective, measures. Because of the open-ended style of boxing judging, many fights have controversial results, in which one or both fighters believe they have been "robbed" or unfairly denied a victory.
Each fighter has an assigned corner of the ring, where his or her coach, as well as one or more "seconds" may administer to the fighter at the beginning of the fight and between rounds. Each boxer enters into the ring from their assigned corners at the beginning of each round and must cease fighting and return to their corner at the signalled end of each round.
A bout in which the predetermined number of rounds passes is decided by the judges, and is said to "go the distance".
The fighter with the higher score at the end of the fight is ruled the winner. With three judges, unanimous and split decisions are possible, as are draws. A boxer may win the bout before a decision is reached through a knock-out; such bouts are said to have ended "inside the distance".
If a fighter is knocked down during the fight, determined by whether the boxer touches the canvas floor of the ring with any part of their body other than the feet as a result of the opponent's punch and not a slip, as determined by the referee, the referee begins counting until the fighter returns to his or her feet and can continue.
Some jurisdictions require the referee to count to eight regardless of if the fighter gets up before. Should the referee count to ten, then the knocked-down boxer is ruled "knocked out" whether unconscious or not and the other boxer is ruled the winner by knockout KO. A "technical knock-out" TKO is possible as well, and is ruled by the referee, fight doctor, or a fighter's corner if a fighter is unable to safely continue to fight, based upon injuries or being judged unable to effectively defend themselves.
Many jurisdictions and sanctioning agencies also have a "three-knockdown rule", in which three knockdowns in a given round result in a TKO. A TKO is considered a knockout in a fighter's record. A "standing eight" count rule may also be in effect. This gives the referee the right to step in and administer a count of eight to a fighter that he or she feels may be in danger, even if no knockdown has taken place.
After counting the referee will observe the fighter, and decide if he or she is fit to continue. For scoring purposes, a standing eight count is treated as a knockdown. In general, boxers are prohibited from hitting below the belt, holding, tripping, pushing, biting, or spitting. The boxer's shorts are raised so the opponent is not allowed to hit to the groin area with intent to cause pain or injury.
Failure to abide by the former may result in a foul. They also are prohibited from kicking, head-butting, or hitting with any part of the arm other than the knuckles of a closed fist including hitting with the elbow, shoulder or forearm, as well as with open gloves, the wrist, the inside, back or side of the hand.
They are prohibited as well from hitting the back, back of the head or neck called a "rabbit-punch" or the kidneys. Be aggressive but not reckless.
Empty your tank before the bell rings. Basic Fighting Styles These are some general ideas to fighting different kinds of opponents. Ultimately, you will have to improve your conditioning and technique to improve your fighting ability.
As your boxing skills develop, so will your ability to handle different kinds of opponents. And even then, there will always be someone who easily negates your style. Power puncher — either use a good defense or move alot. The goal is to avoid his punches without using more energy them him. That means to use fast punches, not power punches.
Once you do, you can try more powerful shots. Be smart and aim with good punches. Come closer to him to take away his punching space or use a solid guard to block many of his punches. Try to trade punches and see if you can get them to tire out.