The greatest talents of Boxing (Part 1)

In this series, you will find the greatest talents to grace at boxing. The top 10 pound-for-pound boxers who have been remarkably good within the ring.

Boxing has nurtured many great talents over the years, both lightweight, welterweight, middleweight and even heavyweight. The best have been able to master the ring, and have the ability to put a knockout blowing any time to the opponent from the first to the last second.

Roy Jones Jr. (USA)

A modern day boxing legendary, Jones was called fighter of the decade in the 90s due to the ability to mainly box at middleweight or light heavyweight, and be an adept in both classes. In 2003, he was the first ever former middleweight who hold such title to win a heavyweight title within 106 years, showing his class at different weight categories.

He won 35 fights before his first loss, a disqualification, and 52 others before he was first defeated, against Antonio Tarver in their second of three bouts. He has been the ring for 56 times, with 52 wins, 38 of which he knocked his opponent out feast and lost only four matches.

He got a total of 30 title fights, there was time he held seven titles at once, including the IBA, IBF, IBO, NBA, WBA, WBC and WBF titles. He is also about to fight undefeated Joe Calazghe for the title of Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight belt.



In 2019, boxing legendary Mike Tyson turned 53 years old and in this post, we talk about the most legendary peels of this amazing warrior.

Combat vs Don Halpin 

This was Mike’s third fight on May 23, 1985 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, in New York which he won KO at 1:04 in round 4 of 6.

Combat vs Michael Johnson

Mike jostle against his eighth bout as a professional boxer with the numbers of his rival were not as impressive as him. Johnson was presented with 11-5, 8 KO’s and in the first moments, he received a good hook to the neck by Tyson that hurt him strongly. Tyson stopped a few moments for his rival to recover but few seconds later Mike gave a sudden right and thus finish the fight in the first round. This fight was organized at the Atlantis Hotel Casino in New Jersey.

Combat vs Lorenzo Boyd

Combat on July 11, 1986 and became Tyson’s 24th consecutive victory. Ty won in the second round due to Boyd’s ineffective defense which gave Tyson a chance to put a liver so strong that blow to the face and culminating the fight.

Combat vs Larry Holmes

Got a real fight from one of the toughest boxers in history, the fight happened on January 22, 1988 in the convention hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Larry needed to recover the winning title, so he face a young star like Mike who gave a strong and aggressive fight that would culminate in the 4 round after he walked for the third time provoking the completion.

Combat vs Michael Spinks

The June 27, 1988 became the historic date for Tyson’s career because it was his last night of glory before his boxing fight with Michael Spinks which fans and journalists predicted a negative result for Mike. However, the result amaze all when Ty took 91 seconds to defeat the champion with the right that characterizes him.

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Different Fighting Styles In Boxing (Part 2)


An out-boxer is the opposite of being a pressure fighter, throwing as many effective punches as possible for the duration of a man match. It’s about staying on the outside, using the reach as a weapon to keep opponents at bay with crafty technique.

Out-boxers usually have long wingspans and possess a height and reach advantage to perform a long, rangy, and effective jab, peppering their foes with pinpoint accuracy, connecting with shots from the outside to prevent opponents from getting on the inside.

Out-boxers prefer to defeat opponents with technique, with the majority of victories come by decision and score knockouts or by accumulating damage on an opponent, breaking them down with accurate punching until a precise finish.

Notable out-boxers are the heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, legendary boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr., and Muhammad Ali.


The slugger pays nearly no attention to strategy, instead, they rather overwhelm their opponent with strength and brute force. Most of the time, sluggers are also keen on taking a big amount of punishment in order to deal with their own volume of damage.

People would want to avoid sluggers because this type of boxer cares very little about avoiding firefights, they are .m“action stars” and like giving fans the most entertaining bouts.

Sluggers are mindful fighters, however with a lot of what they do involves a great deal of technique, a distinct ability to be able to force their way inside and trap opponents along the ropes or into corners. A key skill for sluggers is ring generalship or cutting off the ring.

Notable sluggers include Britain’s Ricky “Hitman” Hatton, Arturo “Thunder” Gatti, and “Irish” Micky Ward.

Each type of boxers has its own techniques, advantages as well as disadvantages in combating. Which one do you like to follow when you are on the ring? which one do people bet on the most? Boxing or is it MMA?

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Different Fighting Styles In Boxing (Part 1)

Boxing is a unique sport, with many different existing styles, all are highly-technical featuring subtle nuances and fluid movement. It is a form of martial art that takes years of practice to reach perfection. Boxing is more than what meets the eye. All textbook technique is good but it’s just the basics, anyone practices boxing will soon have to discover their own identity which is why it’s extremely important to diversify skills and develop the own unique style.

Boxing is obviously one of the coolest sports out there, producing unparalleled excitement, especially if you’re starting to discover your unique offensive and defensive style.  

In this post, we will take a look at the different styles that have been prominent in boxing history.

1) Pressure Fighter

Pressure fighting is a highly effective fighting style that is perhaps the most popular style in boxing. Famous boxers in the history of boxing were pressure fighters include Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, Roberto Duran, and Julio Cesar Chavez.

Manny Pacquiao is a master of pressuring his opponent in the ring which is all about unleashing a good volume of punches on opponent. Swarming with multiple combinations allows this type of boxers to overwhelm its opponents with bunches of punches, and keeping its foes on the defensive poses for long periods of time. Since boxing is centered on offense, this type of fighters scores major points with the judges every round by maintaining a solid stream of output. In modern times, judges give more interest in the aggressor types of boxers who initiate the action even though defense is surely important. This is the trademark of a pressure fighter which involves getting off first and often. It’s safe to say, this style requires tremendous cardiovascular endurance and supreme body conditioning. 

Each punch that this pressure and volume punchers throws expends energy, and there’s only so much energy to go around in a given match. A lot of emphasis is placed on cardiovascular endurance training.

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Boxing in Olympic Tokyo 2020


The Task Force has announced the establishment of an Athlete Ambassador Group to engage with, support and represent boxers. They will also collect valuable athlete input and feedback then report them to the Task Force. The purpose of this task force is to promote the athlete voice and representation in boxing, for Tokyo Olympic 2020 and beyond.

The Athlete Ambassadors will consist of 10 boxers, one man and one woman from every of the five regions, representing gender equality and global representation. Both 10 of them will be chosen from among nominations proposed by National Olympic Committees and National Federations on 30 September. They will be participated by additional athletes elected by their peers at each of the four continental events.   


To ensure the successful, fair and transparent delivery of the Olympic Qualification Events and the Olympic competition, the Olympic Boxing Task Force is currently deciding the appointment of PwC to independently oversee the process for choosing and evaluating boxing referees and judges.

The evaluation will be implemented prior to, and during, the five Olympic Qualification Events and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

This decision was build upon the successful management at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, where the partnership with PwC helped ensure the credibility, fair and transparency of refereeing and judging personnel as well as processes.


The establishment of the Olympic Boxing Task Force by the IOC Executive Board (EB) based on the recommendation of the IOC EB on 22 May, being approved by the IOC Session on 26 June. Which also means that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) by the IOC will be suspended and evaluated after Tokyo 2020. The decision was based on the suggestion of the Inquiry Committee founded by the IOC EB on 30 November 2018 over queries and concerns about AIBA in the areas of finance, governance, ethics and refereeing and judging.

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The Olympic Committee of Tokyo 2020 has announced in June 2019 the schedule as well as the names of cities to host qualifying events for Boxing. There are 5 destinations to receive the honor.

There are 4 Continental Events and a final World Qualification Event will be organized between February and May 2020 allowing global boxers the opportunity to seal their places at the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament.
The World Qualification Event is a special event which will give athletes a second chance to those boxers who have not yet qualified for the Games.
The Qualification Events are guaranteed to be a world-class, fair and transparent pathway to the Olympic Games with equal opportunities and the best possible conditions for all National Olympic Committees.
The qualifying schedule strongly emphasis on legacy, as all five events hosted by former or future host cities or countries of Olympic Games or Youth Olympic Games. The details are as follows:

Asia/ Oceania: WUHAN, China, from 3 to 14 February 2020. Venue to be confirmed later.

Africa: DAKAR, Senegal, from 20 til 29 February 2020
At Dakar International Expo Centre, Diamniadio

Europe: LONDON, Great Britain, from 13 til 23 March 2020 at Copper Box arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

America: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, from 26 March til April 2020 at CeNARD high-performance athletics training centre

World Event: PARIS, France, from 13 to 24 May 2020. Venue to be confirmed later.

There are a total of 286 athletes the same as Rio Olympic Games 2016; however, the number of female boxers tripled for Tokyo 2020 thanks to a major boost toward gender equality and in keeping with the enhanced quality and popularity of female boxing. The Tokyo tournament will feature 186 men and 100 women in comparison to 250 men and 36 women in Rio Olympic Games.

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Boxing is an ancient sport which was introduced to the ancient Olympic Games in the 7th century BC by the Greeks when players used soft leather thongs to bind boxers’ hands and forearms for protection. The earliest evidence for the existence of boxing dates back to Egypt around 3000 BC. Later, in Rome, leather thongs were replaced by the cestus – a glove studded with metal which led to the death of one or other contestant. After the fall of the Roman Empire, boxing came to an abrupt end and only being resurfaced in 17th century in England. The England began organising amateur boxing officially in 1880. At that time, only five weight classes were contested namely Bantam, in which contestants not exceeding 54 kilos; Feather, contestants not exceeding 57 kilos; Light, contestants not exceeding 63.5 kilos; Middle, contestants not exceeding 73 kilos; and Heavy, contestants of any weight.

In 1904, boxing made its Olympic debut in St Louis, and the USA, the only country entered, took all the medals. Since then, the Americans continued to dominate the sport, winning 109 medals (including 48 gold) out of the 842, the second place belong to the Cubans and Russians. 

Since being included in the Olympic games, boxing has been included at each edition of the Games, except in 1912 in Stockholm, due to Swedish law, which banned the practice. 

The rules of boxing have evolved during the 1980s with protective helmet obligatory in 1984 in Los Angeles; set-up of an electronic scoring system to strengthen the objectivity of refereeing in 1992 in Barcelona and standardised point scoring in 2007. 

Despite the fact that the sport is rather violence, women’s boxing made its debut at the 2012 London Games in London, in which 11 men’s events was replaced by 10 men’s and 3 women’s events.