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Learn How To Box in the Simplest Way - by an Olympic Boxer, Tony Jeffries
Jun 26, 2020

Are you a big boxing fan and can pick the winner of most fights, or someone who just loves to watch the sport? Maybe you've tried a bit of boxing back in the day, but do you really know how to box? 

On the video below, I break it down for you and teach you everything you need to know - the punches, the movement, the stance, in the simplest way possible. 

I've learned that being able to fight, and being able to teach someone how to box, are two completely...

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Fighting On the Inside vs Fighting On the Outside
Jun 26, 2020

Author: Tony Jeffries

Generally, top fighters master either boxing on the outside or boxing on the inside,  but some great fighters master both! 

In the video below, I show you the difference between fighting on the outside vs fighting on the inside.  

I would say Canelo Alvarez and GGG are two of the best current fighters that are masters at both of these styles, and that’s why, when they’ve fought, it makes it very exciting to watch! 

I like to...

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What's The Difference Between a Street Fighter & A Boxer's Power Punch?
Jun 26, 2020

"I'm not a boxer, I'm a street fighter"

by Tony Jeffries

Before I competed in the 2008 Olympics I was a nightclub doorman in Sunderland, and often used to hear “I’m not a boxer, I’m a street fighter." Normally said by drunk chavs after they had found out that I was a boxer, and it used to always make me laugh.

They never used to want to have a fight, and normally they didn't say it in a bad way, but a lot of them did think that just because they'd had a street...

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5 Secrets to Team Great Britain's Success in Amateur Boxing
Jun 26, 2020

If it wasn’t for these 5 things below, Team GB Boxing would not be one of the most feared boxing teams in the world.  In the video I show you an Olympic boxing drill -  that is part of the reason why we are the best!  

Before you watch the video I want to let you know the 5 secrets to GB boxing success:

  1. They train and live with champions
  2. They have the best coaches in the country 
  3. They have the best support team that money can buy
  4. They have the best...
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How To Hit the Speed Ball Like a Pro Boxer - Secret Tip!
Jun 26, 2020

Have you ever seen a pro boxer hitting the speed ball really fast? 

It is very impressive and it’s not that hard to do - when you know this secret tip - revealed in the video below!  

Yes, it will still take practice, but after watching this video I think you will be shocked at how simple it can be!

You'll look and sound like a pro on this impressive piece of kit, that is in just about every boxing gym. 

Secret Tip To Hit The Speed Bag Like a Pro...

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How To Get More Power Into The Lead Hook Tyson Style - 25 Combos To Try
Jun 26, 2020

The lead hook is such a notorious punch in boxing. In this video I show you 25 different combinations all starting with the lead hook.  

Who remembers when Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion of all time when he KO’d Trevor Berbick?

If you remember it, you won’t believe this, that was actually 34 years ago! Yes, it was November 22 1986, now you feel old right.

I was only 1 then so I don’t remember seeing it live, but I have watched that fight a...

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Mike Tyson at Age 53 Teases His Comeback - Should He Do It?
Jun 26, 2020

Author: Tony Jeffries

Mike Tyson at Age 53 Teases His Comeback - Should He Do It?

On Mike Tyson's Instagram account he posted a clip of himself training  and wow,  he looks fast, sharp and powerful. In the video below I break down how he is getting so much power into his punches so check that out.

Right now I want to talk about this “comeback” everyone is talking about. Is he really back? If so is this the right decision? Who would he fight? 

At the same time...

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How To Jump Rope (Skip) Like A Boxer - Video by Tony Jeffries
Jun 25, 2020

When most people think of jumping rope, they think of boxing. In this video I give you a step-by-step tutorial on how to skip like a boxer.

Jumping rope or skipping as we say in the UK, has been around boxing since the beginning of time, and I challenge you to think of a boxing movie where you don’t see the actor jumping rope and for a very good reason.

The benefits are great which include:

  • Improving Coordination
  • Improving Breathing Efficiency
  • Burns Major Calories
  • It’s a full...
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How To Land Hook To Body - Body Shot Video by Tony Jeffries
Jun 25, 2020

Some people say getting hit with a body shot is worse than being hit with a headshot.

On this video, I'm going to show you how to land the perfect hook to the body!

The body shot:  

I stopped a ton of my opponents with this shot, or hurt them leading to a stoppage.

I remember a few times being blasted with a hook to the body, once I was sparring with a kid named Hosea Burton at Joe Gallagher's gym. I say kid because at the time he was around 17 years old and I was fresh from the...

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