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The reasons Holyfield may win over Mike Tyson despite being older

Check out the reasons why Evander Holyfield is in the upper door of the match against Mike Tyson.

Temporarily ignore the previous confrontation achievements, also temporarily forget that they are legends. If Holyfield is in a match with Mike Tyson, the win of the “Real Deal” will be much higher for the following reasons.

Bodybuilding, fighting style counteract each other

First, the biggest difference is the fitness between the two boxers. Evander Holyfield is 189cm tall and Mike Tyson is 178cm tall. The next problem that can cause trouble for Mike Tyson is in the fighting style.

With “Mike Steel” he is the type of boxer to actively attack, forcing the opponent to change their attacks so that he takes advantage of his strength to win. Meanwhile, Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield is an excellent counter boxer.

Evander Holyfield is an excellent boxer counter

If this alone, all advantages seem to favor Evander Holyfield. First, as a boxer, Holyfield with a higher arm span and higher body strength helped him to hold the advantage in distance. Besides, the counter counter is the fighting style depending on the tricks and feelings.

At the age of Pentecost, when factors such as physical strength, speed, were affected, the boxers only had short-term strength of muscles, superficial experience and sensation. Mike Tyson’s card is a physical force, speed does not seem to be a concern anymore.

Mike Tyson is a boxer who uses combo, strength, speed to hold down and create attack loopholes.

Holyfield was different, although his speed and physical strength were affected, but the flexible playing style of the young Holyfield’s mind helped him build a huge “trick”. This is also the advantage of boxers who play counter when facing younger boxing fighters.

Fighting experience

Since his retirement, Mike Tyson has almost quit training. He also once admitted to hating boxing so much that he did not dare to go to the gym for fear of meeting himself in his youth.

Meanwhile, although Holyfield is as bankrupt as Mike Tyson, but because he has no opportunity to participate in television shows, the only job that helps him overcome the crisis is to be a sparring partner with young rivals.

The young boxers, rising stars will pay Holyfield to practice with him. Thanks to that, Holyfield’s physical strength, strength as well as feeling and a variety of other scouting skills are still sharpened. After all, if the rematch, Mike Tyson’s victory was really limited against Evander Holyfield.

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The famous boxer coming from black slaves (Part 2)

Professional gladiator at the age of ‘old man’

A year after fighting Maddox, Richmond defeated a Jewish fighter named ‘Fighting’ Youssep. The match put him on the world boxing map and was quickly compared to puncher Jack Holmes, before leading Richmond to the second and final loss in life, against a nearly 20-year-old new opponent: Tom Cribb .

But Richmond’s second defeat was probably one of the greatest in boxing history at the time. Richmond and Cribb fought for 90 minutes in 25 rounds without anyone yielding. Eventually, Cribb defeated 42-year-old Richmond, becoming the boxing champion who ruled England from 1809 to 1822.

Richmond met his opponent Maddox in 1809 and won after 52 matches when he was 45 years old. Finally, Richmond saved enough money to own a pub. It was here that he met Tom Molineaux, also a free American slave. Instead of continuing to fight with each other, Richmond becomes Molineaux coach, with the overall goal of defeating national champion Tom Cribb.

But after losing twice to Cribb, Molineaux fired Richmond as his coach. Strangely enough, Richmond eventually became friends with Cribb and the two “former enemies” built a lasting friendship.

The professional career of Richmond is 17 wins and 2 losses. Richmond’s final victory took place when he was a “old man” 50 years old.

During his later years, Richmond continued to participate in boxing training and joined a pugilism club in London. Pinnacle vin When the coronation arrived in July 1821, he was the only black person invited to attend the coronation of King George IV.

His presence at the coronation showed a big difference between the white and black people of that time. While whites enjoy the privilege, pugil fighters must fight hard, often on the streets, to gain social respect and be considered the embodiment of success.

After the King’s coronation, Richmond returned to Cribb and his coaching career. Eight years later, in December 1829, Richmond spent his last night in the Tom Cribb pub in central London and died the next morning at the age of 66.

At the Tom Cribb pub in central London, today there is still a memorial billboard Richmond, on which the inscription “Liberation slaves, boxers, businessmen”.

Bill Richmond pioneered the black sports effort and was the first black athlete to gain the reputation and respect of British society and the Royal Family at that time. Perhaps without Bill Richmond fighting for his skin color in history, the world would probably not have had other sporting “giants” like Muhammad Ali and Jesse Owens.

In 1999, Bill Richmond was registered on the International Boxing Fame. He is one of the most famous boxer coming from black slaves in the history.

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Types of boxing

Why is Boxing harder to play than MMA? (Part 2)

Sophisticated tricks defeat the experienced opponents

But that is just the blow, Boxing’s strategy to keep strength is also a difficult problem to solve. Because the weapon is a fist, which has a short range but flexibility, the punches are forced to use their mobility to control the match.

Accordingly, the tempo of boxing is always maintained at the highest level because everyone has to move. This is also the reason why Boxing boxers easily exhausted than other martial arts because of the abuse of the law.

Ben Askren’s Lay n Pray tactic reduced the tempo of the game to below average

Boxing holding tactics are also more complicated because of the nature of the subject. The legs are forced to move so that they cannot receive attacks, you cannot “cuddle” the opponent to recover, even more unable to use the “concrete” strategy as safe as Kamaru Usman did with Tyron Woodley at UFC 235.

You must calculate each blow strikes, each stage “threaten” to the opponent to hesitate to attack. Even forced the opponent to “burn physical” when confronted with you.

In boxing, even when defending, you are still forced to move

In a rematch between Canelo and Golovkin, Canelo did the unthinkable, pushing back against the cardio Golovkin monster. Instead of fearing the strength and stamina of the opponent, Canelo Alvarez decided to lead the match in the rematch.

This cheeky tactic has caused Gennady Golovkin to have “breathless” moments after pitted against Canelo Alvarez. In other words, Canelo used the “suicide” tactic to burn Gennady Golovkin’s stamina. That was something no one could have anticipated before choosing to confront someone like Gennady Golovkin.

Along with Taekwondo and Wrestling, Boxing is considered a “basic fighting sport”, ie any country with an interest in sports must also have this subject. Now, if we are suddenly asked “the only country in the world without Boxing”, perhaps your only answer is the Bhutanese Buddhist paradise? Big mistake! Bhutan has a national Boxing team.

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The famous boxer coming from black slaves (Part 1)

Born in slavery, Bill Richmond fought tirelessly to become the greatest African American sports boxer of his time.

Born to be a warrior

On July 19, 1821, King George IV ascended the throne to rule England during a lavish coronation at the Palace of Westminster. In the dazzling palace, with solemn rituals, one was surprised and puzzled when 18 large figures appeared, especially among them a black man.

It was one of the top boxers in England, and also the most prestigious athletes of the time. But the fact that a black man had the honor of attending the King’s coronation was extremely rare in conservative 19th-century English society.

Bill Richmond was born a slave on Staten Island, New York in 1763 and grew up in the family of Richard Charlton, a wealthy pastor of St. Peter’s Church. Then an accidental meeting in the summer of 1776 changed the life of the slave boy.

That day, Brigadier General Percy, commander of British forces in the United States, entered a bustling pub where his soldiers were having a cup of tea. A battle broke out, and a lone protagonist defending himself became the center of attention: the 13-year-old Bill Richmond. General Percy was impressed by the boy’s fighting spirit, after which he persuaded Pastor Charlton to sell the young man.

In the 1700s, pugilism, also known as boxing, was one of the most popular sports in England and was probably the number one after horse racing. Initially General Percy arranged pugilism matches for Richmond solely to entertain his guests, and the black boy’s opponents were often the most “evil” British soldiers Percy could find. see.

The famous boxer

In 1777, Percy sent the young man to northern England, attending a school in Yorkshire. After marrying and having a child with a white woman, in 1795, Richmond moved to London and became the boxing coach of the Camelford Lord Thomas Pitt, a former navy officer who loved boxing.

Together Pitt and Richmond attended prizefighting matches (barefoot boxing), the boxers were not wearing gloves and the match could last a lot. Prizefighting is similar to today’s MMA or UFC matches, really brutal and bloody.

But it was not until 36 years old that Richmond entered the professional boxing career. In 1804, Richmond faced the notorious and invincible warrior George Maddox. Although the match lasted 9 innings, Richmond did not win, but his effort was a victory. Maddox often kills an opponent in just a few rounds, and it is unthinkable for a rookie to fight 9 rounds with him.

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Joshua accepted to lose a championship title to fight Fury

Anthony Joshua, a boxer who holds three WBA, WBO and IBF championships, wants to fight Tyson Fury in 2020, instead of attending belt battles.

Joshua currently holds three of the four major boxing belts, including WBA Super, IBF and WBO. In 2020, he is supposed to protect the IBF belt against Kubrat Pulev, and the WBO belt against Oleksandr Usyk. If fighting both matches, the goal of fighting Fury this year is unlikely to be realized.

The organization of the All-England match still faces a barrier from Fury, as the boxer may have to fight a third battle with Deontay Wilder, if the American boxer activates this provision within the next month.

In mid-2018, Gennady Golovkin was stripped of the middleweightweight IBF for not agreeing to a title defense match, because he was busy with Canelo Alvarez. Later, Canelo himself was deprived of this IBF belt in mid-2019.

Absolute champions began to be mentioned in the late 1980s, with Mike Tyson among the first champions to acquire the three WBA, WBC and IBF belts in the middle of 1987. By 1988, the WBO was established. It took 20 years for the remaining three organizations to be recognized as one of the four major titles of boxing.

The concept of absolute champion is now understood as a boxer who acquires all four WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO belts. Around 2004 WBO coined the names unified champion (boxers won two of the four major champions), undisputed champions (won three belts), and super champions (all four belts). However, this division has not been agreed upon by the remaining organizations.

A boxer, if stripped but not due to losing, is still called the absolute champion. In 2000, Lennox Lewis was stripped of the WBA belt for not attending the organization’s title match. However, he was still called the absolute champion until April 2001, when losing to Hasim Rahman.

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Types of boxing

Why is Boxing harder to play than MMA? (Part 1)

Boxing has only hand to hand while MMA has to fight hands, legs, wrestling. But why is Boxing harder to play than MMA?

In MMA, it is clear that the martial artist needs to know as many martial arts as possible and to maximize his potential and limit his opponent’s abilities in order to achieve the ultimate victory.

A MMA fighter must face many attacks from objects, fastening, punching, kicking, and knees. Obviously, MMA must pay attention to different aspects than MMA, but for that reason , MMA climax is not “hard” as Boxing peak. Because the rules were so wide, MMA had a time when it was misunderstood as a rule of life and death without rules

The code is strictly limited

Boxing is the most challenging stage in the martial arts. You must not use your feet, not use attorneys, not hugging, not turning, not running. However, you still have to ensure victory.

If in MMA, you cannot punch, you can kick, if you cannot kick, you can find a way to bring the game to the floor. Even non-professionals who watch MMA can speak up tactics. basically like that. However, in Boxing, if you cannot punch, what else will you do?

Constraint is the premise for creativity

Because only two fists are used to attack, Boxing fighters have only one concern is the opponent’s hands. All the focus was on each other’s fists, making the blow more visible and predictable than ever. Without being able to be clever or creative, Boxing-fighters would not be able to strike effectively.

To hit an opponent, you must be tricky.

In front of the big competitors, you must also be a big old fox to confront them. Gradually, the old tricks need to be replaced by the more advanced “tricks”. The beat, the psychology of hitting, the power begin to play so the trick becomes even more sophisticated and unpredictable.

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The interesting history of Mexican fighting style in boxing

Not sectarian like other martial arts, but the style of boxing is very diverse. The fighting style of a region, a country also always distinguishes itself from the rest. Boxing has many different playing styles, and each region of the world has different ideas and styles of play.

What influences the fighting style and style of a region or a country usually depends on the initial factors such as the boxing country, the culture of the host country, the physicality of the people of the host country.

The interesting history

Mexico used to be a poor country, with low wages and living standards. Mexican people always have to cross the US to do “underground” here with higher salaries.

American employers love to use “underground” labor for a variety of reasons, low wages, no paper insurance, and high labor productivity. Mexican workers built relationships with American capitalists at that time.

For American capitalists, more specifically boxing bosses, it was very difficult at that time to find people to train with the fighters. Partly because not everyone can afford to raise many boxers at once, partly because Americans like to watch Boxing and are not willing to take a fighter’s punches for a living.

The underground Mexican working class is willing to do everything for less than the standard US wage. This underground labor situation still exists today.

Gradually after these “martial artists” classes after working age, they will return to their homeland and open the boxing oven. This is the reason for the formation of the Mexican style – a close style at close range and belly fight.

Nowadays, the Mexican fighting style is one of the most feared fighting styles in modern boxing. The Mexicans, over time, have modified the style of play to become different from that of the old style.

Mexican boxers still compete at close range, but the ability to evade attacks and counter has gone to a new level. These consecutive combo combos are gradually replaced by a series of calculated attacks launched from many different angles. Stubbornness is also accompanied by the thinking mindfulness in boxing.

Highlight Mexican boxing

Mexicans, with legendary names dominating in the past such as Oscar De La Hoya, Erik Morales, Antonia Barrera until now Canelo Alvarez, Mikey Garcia, Santa Cruz, will continue to affirm the position of the Mexicans on world arena.

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MU legend becomes a boxer at the age of 38

After 2 years away from the pitch, former center-back Rio Ferdinand is ready to become a professional boxer.

Through social media accounts, former center-back Rio Ferdinand confirmed his preparation for professional boxing. On Instagram, the Manchester United player posted a trailer introducing himself as a boxer.

Today (September 19), Ferdinand held an official press conference to confirm his upcoming boxing match. Thus, Ferdinand is about to follow the famous British athletes like Andrew Flintoff (cricket), Sonny Bill Williams (rugby), Leon McKenzie (former Norwich player) and Curtis Woodhouse (former Sheffield United player) to try boxing. .

Recently, the former center-back in 1978 also sent challenges to famous punches like Tyson Fury, Tony Bellew or David Haye.

Rio Ferdinand confirmed his upcoming professional boxing match

While on the football field, Rio Ferdinand weighed 82 kg, equivalent to the cruiserweight class of boxing. But with Rio Ferdinand challenging Tyson Fury, it’s possible that the former Manchester United star has increased his muscle to compete in the 90 kg heavyweight class.

The former Manchester United star has long been interested in boxing and fists. Since leaving the soccer field in 2015, Rio Ferdinand has posted lots of boxing practice photos and videos on social media. Rio also actively practices in the gym to build and maintain strong muscles. It can be said that Rio is one of the few former players who maintain a strong physique after retirement.

The legend of MU transferred to boxing at the age of 38

Rio shared a joy with Anthony Joshua, after the young puncher defeated the legendary Wladimir Klitschko in April.

The former England midfielder locked himself in the gym and worked hard to forget the sadness of losing his wife and mother, and his daughter Rebecca Ellison had breast cancer in 2015. Before moving to boxing, Rio Ferdinand assumed the role. commentators, familiar guests present in live football shows.

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How is boxing affected by Covid-19 pandemic? (Part 2)

Boxing does not have a tournament, there is no system for ranking players. It operates in a very primitive way. The punches challenge each other, the winner has money to bring back, the loser is empty-handed (although sometimes there are cases where the punch-losing person still has money). “All the fighters need is money, not a health report,” the Independent wrote.

Boxing has up to 4 management agencies including WBA (World Boxing Association), WBC (World Boxing Council), IBF (International Boxing Federation) and WBO (World Boxing Organization). Representatives of these four agencies never accept to sit together to elect a top management and they also do not agree that there will be only one champion.

The existence of WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO is simply making money. The organizers will host their own championship matches to call for sponsors, sell tickets, collect money, and award prizes to the winners. All 4 agencies have their own rules. The only thing they have in common is that they don’t have a long-term management plan. In weight classes, the world will always have 4 champions.

Tris Dixon, editor of Boxing News, wrote: “It never will be possible for these 4 organizations to sit together to come to an agreement. Because simply every organization has its own piece of cake and they are all living well with it so no one will share any one. ”

The fighters themselves have no need to change anything. “The fighters keep fighting, getting money and that’s enough. They don’t need to be a champion of a tournament, because their ultimate goal is always money, ”added British journalist Frank Warren.

Famous handler Amir Khan said that he himself and many other hands do not understand how the management mechanism operates. So whenever they had money, they would go to the floor, and Covid-19 would look after it.

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Amateur boxing and professional boxing (Part 3)

The punches of amateur boxers are often fast and accurate, and professional boxers, in addition to the above two factors, also contain the power to knockout the opponent, so it must be lurking to punch and also to avoid. This you can see most clearly in the heavyweight of amateur and professional.

It can be said that the fighting style of Ali, Foreman, Amir Khan, Pacquiao uses the speed quite similar to that of Olympic style, speed, and accuracy. And the professional style found in South American fighters like Marco Maidana or Saul Alvarez.

Winning the Olympic gold medal, it proves that you are the best amateur boxer of the year, so it will be the contract of the boxing bosses, boxing companies to sign professional contracts. very easy. Today, with the Olympic gold medal, amateur boxers will start their professional careers more easily.

The money and the championship belt are what the best fighters are aiming for. Notably, Vasyl Lomachenko won the Olympic twice (2008, 2012) and played four matches, which was WBO’s Featherweight champion.

The past has witnessed a series of fighters have Olympic medals, although not made of gold, but later became world boxing legends. Names such as Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfied, Wladimir Klitschko, Oscar De La Hoya, Mike Tyson (young award), Amir Khan, Floyd Mayweather, Jr are all very successful. on the road boxing professional.

For countries with a long-time boxing background, such as the US, UK, Cuba, Ukraine. It’s always normal to be present at the biggest sports festival on the planet. However, in recent years, Asian countries, especially Japan, Thailand, Philippines have always been very good candidates for Olympic boxing.

Today, with the outstanding fighters from Asia, especially Southeast Asia, not only makes the Olympic arena exciting, but also brings fierce competition in professional boxing for the lower-middleweight classes. Especially Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Kazakhstan are the countries always present in the final of the recent Olympic Games.