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Boxing Schedule May
Looking for information on upcoming boxing matches? Here is a schedule of some of the most notable boxing matches taking place in the near future:
May 5: Canelo Alvarez vs. Danny Jacobs
May 18: Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr.
Recent Boxing Results
Pound for pound, Canelo Alvarez is arguably the best boxer in the world today.
He plans to move up in weight to face Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight title on November 2, 2019.
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As of June 2020, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and BoxRec both rank Ali Raymi as the world’s best active female flyweight. Raymi is also ranked as the world’s second best active female bantamweight by The Ring magazine, third by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and seventh by BoxRec.
As of 2019, the following boxers are widely considered to be the greatest of all time in the sport of boxing.
-Muhammad Ali: Often referred to as “The Greatest,” Ali was named “Fighter of the Century” by Sports Illustrated, “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and Time, and “Athlete of the Century” by ESPN. His career record was 56 wins (37 knockouts) and 5 losses.
-Sugar Ray Robinson: Widely considered to be one of the greatest welterweights of all time, Robinson’s career record was 175 wins (108 knockouts) and 19 losses.
-Oscar De La Hoya: A former Olympic gold medalist, De La Hoya is one of the most successful professional boxers of all time. His career record was 39 wins (30 knockouts) and 6 losses.
The origins of boxing as an organized sport may be traced to ancient Greece. The earliest reference to boxing dates back to a stone carving from Minoan Crete, depicting two nude male boxers sanding toe-to-toe. In ancient Greece boxing was a well- developed sport and enjoyed consistent popularity. Boxing was part of the ancient Olympic Games from 688 BC, shortly after the Games’ recorded history began with the Ancient Greeks.
Boxing bouts were also held in Roman amphitheatres. The earliest known example is from Veneta, dating from the 2nd or 3rd century AD. However, it is probable that this form of combat also existed earlier as there is evidence that even the Egyptians engaged in such contests. It is thought that by 64 BC the Romans had borrowed Boxing rules from the Greeks.
Punches are the only offensive moves in boxing. A punch is a striking blow with the fist. There are four main punches in amateur and professional boxing: the jab, cross, hook, and uppercut.
The jab is a quick, straight punch thrown with the lead hand from the guard position. The jab extends from the side of the chin and impacts slightly to the left of an opponent’s chin (for a right-handed boxer). Jabs are thrown to create space for more powerful crosses or hooks, to wear down an opponent, or occasionally as an takedown attempt when timed correctly.
The cross is a strong straight punch thrown with the rear hand. From the guard position, the rear hand draws back so that the elbow is pointing out and up at roughly a 45-degree angle creating a “chamber” while rotating on the ball of its leading foot making bodyweight shift so that all punching power comes through as it strikes across directly to opponent’s face or chest. Proper execution weight transfer can give this punch explosive power. Because of this weight transfer it provides more power than most jabs but less mobility due to having less space to windup before punching resulting in slower ‘crosses’. The cross also has military applications because unlike a jab, which merely stuns an opponent or knocks him off balance, if timed correctly can land hard enough to break bones or even kill someone outright if directed properly. soldiers are therefore trained not just in how to throw proper crosses but how to fight with them should they find themselves without their firearms in close quarters combat situations where punches are their only means of self-defense against more heavily armed opponents who will definitely kill them immediately should they be disarmed
A hook is a semi-circular punch thrown with either hand. Left hooks are commonly thrown by boxers who also favor their right hand (orthodox stance), while right hooks can be thrown by those who favor their left hand (southpaw stance). While uppercuts can be delivered both inside and outside an opponent’s arm (depending on whether it is aimed at an opponents head or body) hooks are generally directed at targets within close proximity of the boxer – particularly at midsection level targets such as liver and ribcage – due largely to its shorter range of travel when compared to other punches such as uppercuts and straights/jabs making it harder for taller opponents outside of immediate range to defend against if they drop their guard expecting another jab or uppercut due largely to over familiarity with these longer range punches being far more common in boxing matches
The uppercut is a vertical punch thrown with either hand upwards into an opponent’s chin or solar plexus. The unique thing about this punch is how it leaves both hands free for other purposes such as defending low blows; which may come as often as high blows during chaotic exchanges where neither fighter has clear control over where the next one will land; since once again this type of localized fighting gives an advantage to shorter fighters who have less distance to travel when exchanging punches
Boxing is a sport that requires a variety of specialized equipment. In order to practice and compete safely, it is important to have the proper gear.
The basic pieces of equipment that every boxer needs are gloves, handwraps, and shoes. Gloves come in a variety of sizes and weights, and handwraps are used to protect the hands and wrists from injury during training and competition. Boxing shoes are lightweight and designed to provide good traction in the ring.
Other important pieces of equipment include headgear, mouthguards, punching bags, focus mitts, and jump ropes. Headgear is worn during training and sparring to protect the head from punches. Mouthguards help to prevent tooth damage and concussion. Punching bags come in a variety of sizes and can be filled with different materials, such as sand or water. Focus mitts are worn by a training partner during punching drills to help the boxer practice accuracy and timing. Jump ropes are used to improve footwork speed and coordination.