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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.

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Amateur boxing and professional boxing (Part 2)

It is very difficult to knockout the opponent is also time. The time is only half of that of professional boxing, if you are led first, to balance and overcome need to attack a lot. That’s why, for those who passionate about boxing, sometimes watching Olympic boxing is better than the famous boxers competing.

In the Olympics, with only 9 minutes, the boxers have to give everything they have, the training for years must be used to victory, not time to explore each other before waiting for the half 6, 7 will show your quintessence.

Amateur boxing wins based on points, every clear punch (face, stomach must be clear) to get 1 point, and knockouts like Mike Tyson’s are only counted like that, one point at a time, not like a professional whoever wins a half will win 10 points 9 points are deducted or deducted, except for a knockout or fault (depending on the situation in the referee, the score will be determined, maybe 9-9 or 9-8).

Of course the opponent is always the best, but for an amateur, having a helmet is a bit difficult. For some boxing teams in Vietnam, the new Olympic video is always a training material, not a professional one, because it is easy to be wrong with professional boxers.

The winning of the game is mainly in points, so the fighters have to punch fast, as much and dodge as many punches as possible. Boxing has a saying: “Hit and not to be hit”. Of course, that is a universal saying for most martial arts.

In professional boxing, it is not uncommon to suffer a blow, to lie down to taste honey to knock an opponent, typically Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Strategies to keep a good distance, waiting for the opportunity of the opponent to open are also used frequently. However, with 9 minutes, it is not possible to make a saw like 5, 7, or 12 innings, so it is necessary to collect as many points as possible, and of course make the game always exciting.

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How is boxing affected by Covid-19 pandemic? (Part 1)

In the midst of the frozen world due to Covid-19, this month the Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing qualifier will still take place in London. Do fighters immune to corona virus or this event once again expose the flaw that has existed for so many years in boxing management?

Boxing has no highest executive organization

The major sports around the world for smooth, methodical and professional operation, thanks to a top management agency. For example, world football is run by FIFA, European football under UEFA.

Men’s tennis has the ATP rating system, women’s tennis is the WTA. Everything is so clear that when the world arose, the government would easily meet with the highest regulatory agencies to come up with a solution.

Recently, after the two positive cases of Covid-19 Premier League, the British Football Federation (FA) quickly met with representatives of the teams to unify the decision to postpone the four biggest English football leagues. April 3.

London is falling due to the Covid-19 virus, but from Saturday last week until March 23, 322 players from 42 countries still gathered in London to compete. In this group, there will be 77 punchers going to the next round, with the final goal of getting tickets to the Tokyo Olympic this summer.

Why do most sports events bring together many spectators, but “boxing” still takes place? Is it because the fighters are too strong and produce themselves with Covid-19? Of course not.

Boxing is still played in the midst of the pandemic is the most powerful denunciation for the management flaw of this sport. Although worth billions of dollars, is a sport that makes the audience spend tons of money to attend live, and also brings huge profits to the boxers, but boxing is not run by a team.

And therefore, not in the competition program at the department level, department or sports department in many countries.

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Amateur boxing and professional boxing (Part 1)

For amateur boxing (3 rounds, helmet and jersey), the Olympic gold medal is always the desire, the highest goal in amateur competition, and the key to opening the door to by winning the professional contract quickly.

Since 1904, Boxing has been present at the Olympic Games, and since then, boxing has grown, and the Olympic has been a better step for the boxer to go deep into the road. Professional boxing later. So let’s put aside the top professional boxers aside, this article will talk about amateur boxing, also known as Olympic boxing, another world of boxing but no less attractive.

Boxing is divided into 2 levels, professional and amateur. Professional boxing is directed to the championship belt (WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF…) amateur boxing is mostly present in the Olympic, Asiad Games…

Amateur boxing fighters are directly managed by the Boxing Federation The International Excess (AIBA), this makes boxing a fairly complicated management problem, because it does not unify a common boxing organization.

Back to the topic of boxing in the Olympics. As a boxing fighter, the Olympic gold medal is a special sacred thing. With so many sports (Athletics, Swimming, Shooting …), the Olympic has always been the number one goal in the athlete’s life. However, with boxing it is different.

The # 1 goal of good fighters in countries where Boxing is not Olympic, but the championship belts of Boxing organizations. In this case boxing like football, tennis, when the goal of the players life is the World Cup or the Grand Slam.

However, Olympic boxing still has its own appeal, as the matches are always exciting with the fighters coming to compete are excellent fighters, carefully selected from the qualifiers, and from the main. countries with boxers participating in the Olympics. 

At the Olympics, the only difference with professional Boxing, aside from costumes, is time. Within 9 minutes on the ring, fighters have to punch as many points as possible, because it is difficult to KO in the Olympic and not like a professional, even knockout is only counted as 1 point.

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Overview of the long history of boxing

Boxing has a very long history. Around 3700 BC, in Mésopotamie (ancient Greece) circulated boxing, the ancestor of boxing today. There was a time when this discipline declined, until it became popular in 1750 BC. Then, on the rest days, people often held the competition, with the participation of all classes.

The country of Greece has developed quite strongly in boxing competitions, even allowing opponents to be allowed to bring more leather or iron straps to their hands to take them down faster, because the competition law at that time was to fight.

When is a person unable to continue to fight?

By 746 BC, after Rome destroyed Greece, boxing was also transmitted to Rome with the enthusiastic response of the youth. However, as the development of boxing became increasingly ruthless, in 404 BC, the Roman emperor Theodosius the First made a complete ban on boxing.

Until the 16th century, ancient Greek – Roman boxing was a popular activity among the middle and upper classes of Britain in the revival movement. James became the king of boxing in England after defeating all other top players, and was the first to open a boxing school.

After that, a British next-generation champion, Jack Broughton, went further: opening a boxing school, inventing gloves to reduce accidents in competition, setting up a right-of-way rule.

By 1865, an English marquis, Queens Beery Vlll, had improved the rule of boxing to a more ingenious rule: only three rounds, three minutes each, instead of the sixteen rounds as Broughton rules. . Later Broughton rules became professional boxing rules and Berry rules became amateur boxing rules.

Since then, boxing has spread to many other lands on the planet. In 1881, the International Boxing Association was born, creating an opportunity for boxing to develop more widely. And in 1904, the Third Olympics officially classified boxing into official competitions.

Boxing today has developed around the world, famous for the technique of using only hands with three main attacks: straight punch, horizontal hook and hook up, plus the technique of using two moving legs combined with the body and head dodging.

In addition, boxing competition rules only allow the area to be struck in front of the body and from the waist up, forcing the boxing practitioner to practice even harder to gain. advantage in competition as well as in defense.

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Muay Thai or Boxing – Which Style is More Effective

Boxing involves hitting with your hands as well as foot and cardio vascular training. This type of striking requires quick hands and head movement to avoid being punched. Boxers have a more advantage of learning their martial art much faster because there is much less to master and much less to learn. Spending six months training Boxing you will be focused on punching and footwork, while in Muay Thai each month of those first six months will be spent trying to learn and master something new altogether.

Easier to Learn: Boxing

Which Martial Art is Better for Fitness?
Both Muay Thai and Boxing are great for improving fitness and cardiovascular strength. Even in their purest forms, both are great for strength and conditioning. There are sloppy western boxing coaches who don’t stress the importance of fitness in fighting, however if you’ve ever been in a professional or amateur competition you’ll know fitness is important. Muay Thai will also require you in hardening your body, particularly the shins.

It’s critical to remember that when the emphasis is more on fitness and strength rather than skills and technique you won’t have the attributes to properly defend yourself. Classes like “cardio kickboxing” are great options for losing weight and improving your body and heart, however they aren’t so good for self-defense and real life situations. Better for Fitness: Both

Who Would Win in a Fight?
So who would win in a fight between a Muay Thai vs Boxing practitioner? Luckily for us this strange fight has taken place at least once or twice before.
An important thing to notice is that this was under a professional competition, real life situations and other professional fights won’t always be the same as this way.

Which Martial Art Should You Train?
Boxing and Muay Thai are different martial arts, so when it comes to training the question isn’t essentially about which fighting style is better. It’s more about which martial art is more appropriate to you personally. Do you want to just concentrate on punching or do you want to add kicks, knees, and elbows

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Muay Thai or Boxing – Which Martial Art is Better for Self-Defense?

When it comes to self-defense and various real life dangerous situations, both Boxing and Muay Thai are great martial arts to practice. Boxing will probably get you into defensive position and competence a lot quicker in most situations, as the focus it puta on timing, spacing, and reading your opponent use of hands. Every fight begins with standing up and Boxing is one of the best skills to have in a fight with your hands.

Muay Thai will teach you how to read opponent leg’s movements. Most self defense situations do not necessarily require this skill, but when you meet an opponent who can kick, this gives a high chance of ruining whatever strategy you had in place with boxing.

Training Boxing enables you get much more proficient in self-defense in the short term (approximately 6 months training time). However, Muay Thai training emphasizes on he clinch and have a longer striking range.

Therefore, if you aim for Short term self-defense, choose Boxing and Long term self-defense choose Muay Thai.

Which Martial Art is Easier to Learn?

When you compare the two arts, both Boxing and Muay Thai can be easy and hard at the same time depending on which aspect of training you’re following.

Muay Thai involves the use of all striking points through elbows, knees, kicks, and punches. This type of striking takes a much longer time to master when compared to just using one form of attack. Not only do you need to learn how to master these type of strikes, but you also have to learn to master defending against these type of strikes. There is no Muay Thai professional that does not  know how to properly defend a low kick. Muay Thai clinching is also vitally critical to learn and that takes a long time to master.

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Muay Thai or Boxing – Which Style is More Effective? (Part 1)

It’s a common question that everyone asks “which martial art is better”. No matter you have been practicing some forms of martial arts for years, or if you’re a beginner looking to find the best martial art to begin with, you will be able to find your answer from this martial art breakdown. The truth is, a majority of martial arts are excellent and it’s silly to compare them with each other, it’s like comparing apples to oranges which hold their own beauty.

In this article, we are about to compare Boxing vs Muay Thai. Both of them are super useful for attacking, striking and self defense, and both are absolutely worth to learn. The question we want to answer is which out of the two martial arts are better for self defense, and which one is more powerful and practical for real-life situations.

Muay Thai vs Boxing

Boxing and Muay Thai share some similarities, as well as many differences. Muay Thai consists of some elements of boxing, however you can’t fight as a boxer when you practicing Muay Thai otherwise bad things will happen. Same applies for Muay Thai in a Boxing match, they are two completely different forms of martial arts with distinct advantages and disadvantages.

Muay Thai is useful because it brings a great advantage on the range and separation to the opponent. If a Muay Thai fighter fight a boxer in the street, he would have the advantage over his opponent of front kicking to keep him at distance. However, a Muay Thai fighter isn’t as strong with his hands as a boxer. A Muay Thai fighter would actually get a huge advantage in street fight, which is something that can’t be replicated by practicing boxing.

Boxing is useful because it holds advantage with footwork and self-defense. If a boxer were to fight a Muay Thai fighter in the street, chances are he would be able to easily avoid punches which can’t be compare in terms of strength. The main problem with Boxing is that boxers focus only on striking with hands, while Muay Thai focuses on both hands, elbows, feet, and knees

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Ranking the Most Unbreakable Records in Boxing (Part 4)

The Most Bouts and Wins in a Career: Len Wickwar

This record is quite hard to determine with precise accuracy. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, boxing was banned outright in some areas as an outlaw sport and had to be presented as “an exhibition” in some others.
So determining the complete records for boxers is not completely possible.

But by combing through newspaper archives with the most accurate database possible, it shows that lightweight Len Wickwar had the most verified professional fights and the most wins in a career.

Between 1928 and 1947, Wickwar compiled a record total of 467 fights which is the records that almost impossible be touched.

The Most Knockouts in a Career: Archie Moore
This is another record that is well out of the scope of contemporary prize possible for fighters. In a career that lasted three decades, “The Old Mongoose” Archie Moore was considered as a top-rated fighter from middleweight to heavyweight and won 183 professional fights, 131/ 183 by stoppage.
Moore was a crafty veteran who grew his power with him as he went up in weight categories. He is arguably considered as the greatest light heavyweight to ever live and has been held the title for the last decade of his career, while ranking at the top of the heavyweight division in his spare time.

Moore is also the only fighter to have competed against both Muhammad Ali and Rocky Marciano.

The Most Titles Held Concurrently in Different Weight Classes: Henry Armstrong
Besides Sugar Ray Robinson, Henry Armstrong is only one truly valid alternative: as the greatest pound-for-pound fighter to ever live. For a short period of time in 1938, Armstrong dominated as the undisputed world champion at 3 divisions of featherweight, lightweight and middleweight, all at the same time. In the time when there was only one world champion per division, Armstrong was the unquestioned king from division of 126 to 147 pounds.

To put that into context, in today’s era of titles and half weight classes, there could be up to 20 “world champions” at any given time, covering the same weight division.

Remarkably, in 1940 Armstrong battled against middleweight champion Cerefino Garcia. A win would have made him a world champion in four divisions during the time when there were only eight divisions.