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.