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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje return at the end of October

Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s return schedule in the Justin Gaethje match was confirmed by UFC president Dana White in late October this year.

Stopping rumors of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s return after his father died earlier this month, UFC President Dana White confirmed that “Dagestan Eagles” will return to the ring on October 24 this year.

Accordingly, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s rival is still the person who currently holds the temporary belt – American boxer “Highlight” Justin Gaethje. The match will be the light unification championship as expected. Currently, the location and event of this match have not been determined. However, according to the timeline, Khabib vs. Vs. Gaethje will lead UFC 254 or UFC 255.

Earlier, sources familiar with the matter said Khabib had returned to training towards a 30-0 goal and met legendary George St Pierre before retiring. However, Khabib has not confirmed anything about this information.

Khabib has started to return to training to prepare for the match

Initially, Khabib vs. Gathje is expected to lead UFC 253 on 20 September. However, family events have greatly affected the preparation of the match for the Dagestan fighters. Perhaps this is the main reason why UFC decided to reschedule Khabib to fully focus on this match.

The UFC executive, Dana White, insists that the lightweight champion will have the right to choose his opponent in the last match of his career.

Currently, Khabib Nurmagomedov has returned to training after his father’s mourning period. However, his manager revealed very negative news – “Eagle” intends to play only two more games at UFC before retiring.

Of course, this decision partly comes from the influence of Father Khabib when he wants his children to finish their career with 30 victories, the ideal number for an MMA fighter.

According to UFC’s original plan, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s 29th match will be the confrontation with Justin Gaethje in September. As for the 30th opponent, according to Father Khabib’s wishes, it should be the legendary George St Pierre (GSP).

Dana White gave Khabib full control over the final opponent

This is not the first time Dana White has endorsed the Khabib vs. battle plan. George St Pierre. However, the success of the match schedule still came from the Canadian puncher when he had not clearly revealed his intention to return to the ring.

Along with the issue of age, weight is also something that hinders the match. When playing in Lightweight (155lbs) or Welterweight (170lbs), the disadvantage is obviously one of the two boxers before they hit the floor.

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The most noticeably fierce boxing matches recently

The boxer launched 232 punch knock-out opponents quickly

The puncher had a scary knock-out screen, using 232 punches to knock out the opponent.

The Covid-19 pandemic still has many complicated developments, so most of the martial arts events cannot take place. Although the United States is heavily affected by the disease, managers still organize mixed martial arts tournaments such as UFC, Bellator, Titan FC …

Joining boxing events in the US, over the weekend, Mexicans also held a boxing tournament in Mexico capital. The most notable competition took place in the super chicken class (58.97 kg) between the two home punchers, Miguel Berchelt (28 years old) and Eleazer Valenzuela (25 years old).

With a longer age and more experienced experience in battle, Berchelt played ahead of the young opponent in 5 rounds. In the sixth half, the 28-year-old puncher defeated his opponent after a series of punches described by Marca newspaper (Spain) as “brutal”, AS (Spain) said that this was a “wild” match.

In the post-match video compilation on social networking platform Youtube, Top Rank Boxing has statistics that Berchelt has hit 232 shots on target in a knock-out victory against Valenzuela.

After 39 games, Berchelt won 38 wins and lost only once, including 34 knock-out opponents. Loser Valenzuela spent the 39th match, losing the 14th, having 21 victories and 4 draws.

Fight for 25 minutes and then go to the emergency room

The UFC Fight Night event took place over the weekend with a very interesting focus match. Hosts Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker (New Zealand) offer fans a spectacular display with a total length of up to 25 minutes (playing 5 rounds, 5 minutes each).

From the first moments of the first half to the last second, the two punchers showed what the most quintessential they have. They repeatedly launched quality punches and strikes towards the opponent and stood firm until the last second.

The match closed with a victory for Dustin Poirier with a score (48–47, 48–47, 48–46) against Hooker and according to The Sun (England), both winners and losers were hospitalized shortly thereafter. The organizers decided to vote for this match as “the best of the night” with a prize of US $ 50,000 for winner Dustin Poirier.

The Daily Mail (UK) said that this is the “best match” in 2020 of UFC. After receiving medical treatment in the hospital, despite many wounds all over the body, the health of Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker was stable.

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Which boxing belt is the most prestigious nowadays?

With the Boxing Championship belt sprouting like mushrooms after the rain, even those who regularly follow Boxing can easily mistake the importance of each belt.

Currently in the boxing industry, there are many championship belts of many different leagues, but only 4 belts of WBO, WBA, WBC and IBF are truly recognized by the whole world.

The reason for the existence of so many different titles is because in the 1920s, a series of British boxing committees created a series of championship titles in order to attract customers for matches.

By 1963, the two largest committees of the time had grown into WBA and WBC – the first two official Boxing federations. 20 years later IBF and WBO were established, since then there are 4 Boxing unions in the world.

Boxing currently has too many world federations/associations

With the existence of 4 different federations/associations, the title of “World Champion” is no longer valid as it used to be. In addition, WBA has made the championship title “lighter” by dividing the championship belt into two categories “regular” and “super”.

What is a “regular” WBA championship title? Put simply, the WBA considers the league to have only one boxer at the top of the weight class is not enough to split the belt into “regular” and “super”.

Initially, the “super” WBA belt was only given to boxers who owned the championship belt in various weight classes as a special title. However, not long after, WBA blatantly created a “super” belt competition for all weight classes. Now every weight class has boxers that own “regular” and “super” belts.

WBA has once confirmed that they are planning to unify “super” and “regular” WBA titles into a championship title to avoid confusion, but this has not yet happened.

The IBO boxing championship belt

On the other hand, the IBO championship belt is one of the most controversial.

The IBO Federation was established in 1988, five years after the introduction of IBF and WBO. For many boxing fans the world-wide 4 leagues is too much and the existence of the 5th federation makes the meaning of the world championship title trivial.

One of the most recent examples of IBO belts not being recognized by the majority of Boxing fans is that after the match between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr, many media outlets around the world chose not to list IBO belts. in the list of titles that Andy Ruiz Jr won.

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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