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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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by Kieran Flanagan

Boxing for fitness is so popular and it should be

Now more than ever, people are realizing the benefits of boxing training. As an amateur boxer who has trained in gyms for many years I have always favored it over any type of training.

I’m training more and more women who want to learn boxing and love hitting the pads,  It’s a skill people enjoy learning, and a form of exercise that pushes you to your limits, gets you extremely fit, and...

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By Glenn Holmes

 

Now is a great time to take stock of yourself and your career. Take inventory of where you are at, and make the changes necessary to get to where you want to be. It’s tough with a busy schedule, or maybe a full time job that pays the bills getting in the way of you applying yourself to things you know will take your career up a level or even get you on track to the career you want.

 

With so much negativity in the world right now, the good news is..you...

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