Liver Punch in Boxing – Why It’s So Painful

A boxer in pain after being punched in the liver.

A solid liver punch is practically a guaranteed knock-out in boxing and MMA. It’s like a crippling jolt of electricity shoots through your body and brain. Very few recover from a well-placed shot to the body’s largest internal organ. So … Read more

Is Boxing Cardio or Strength?

Boxer Ali standing over knocked out opponenet

I’ve tried a lot of intense sports, like squash, rowing, and endurance running. I can safely say that none chew me up and spit me out quite like an hour of boxing. It’s cardio, it’s strength, it’s psychological, it’s endurance. … Read more

Should I Start Boxing? (7 Reasons Why HELL YES)

This is the easiest article I’ve ever written. Seriously. Starting boxing in 2016 changed my life in so many positive ways. It transformed me from an unhealthy, anxious, and erratic boy, into a calm, confident, and fit man. If you’re … Read more

Why Do Boxers Hug? (Clinching Explained)

boxers clinching in a ring

It can be frustrating to watch. A fight is in full flow. Punches are flying. But then a boxer dives forward and clinches his opponent, breaking up the action. The crowd groans in disapproval. Despite being controversial and disliked by … Read more

Why Do Boxers Use Vaseline? (2 Simple Reasons)

A boxer getting vaseline rubbed on his face

One of the more unusual tricks in a boxer’s toolkit is Vaseline. Before and during fights, it’s very common to see cutmen or trainers applying dollops of this semi-solid gunk to their boxer’s face. This simple strategy can actually make … Read more

Boxing Combinations (20 Essentials inc. Defensive Moves)

Mike Tyson in a boxing ring with the title 20 Boxing Combinations

Defending against one punch is usually fairly straightforward. Defending against a flurry, a combination, is a whole different challenge. A well-executed blistering combo can unlock a fight and down your opponent. Boxing combinations usually consist of between two to five … Read more