Professional boxing is a sport in which boxing is the main occupation for an athlete, a way of earning money.
Professional Boxers cannot compete in Amateur Boxers, and Amateur Boxers cannot compete in Professional Boxers. Amateur boxing is usually started at the age of 11 and at the age of 12 to participate in competitions. Professional boxing is practiced from 18-20 years old.
Stay calm and hit the bag with light hits to train for more rounds. Be collected and hit hard. This will allow you to work on the bags even longer. It is best to hit slowly, sharply and correctly. It’s much better than being tired, but hitting fast, wrong, and hard. Nobody in the gym is interested in how you box, take my word for it.
Do not work to full wear and tear. During training, you need to be very tired, you need to sweat, you need to give all your best, constantly improving. But if you train until your eyes dim every time, you will soon give up boxing.
Drink plenty of water. At least 1 glass per hour!
Be sociable in the gym, make new acquaintances, ask for advice from experienced boxers. When your opponent hits you, ask how he got there. This will help you learn about your own weaknesses and overcome them.
Never miss jumping rope as it is one of the most important exercises for boxers.
Tips for a good hit:
To strike, you need to charge the whole body. If your legs are still slow at first, you will notice that sometimes a slow kick is stronger than a fast one. So, hit as your body allows you. And I repeat once again, hit with your whole body, not just your hands.
Throw short hooks, short uppercuts, short right jabs, but long jabs.
You don’t always need to throw knockout punches one after the other. Combine light and strong blows, and also try to deceive the enemy. Remember, the more you try, the easier it is to counterattack, the easier it is for you to fall into the ring. Try to counterattack with strong blows.
Don’t forget to hit the body. Hit the head with a jab and hit the body with your right hand. When you are very close to your opponent, tilt your head towards him and hit the body 2-3 times.
Combinations should not be more than 3-5 strokes. You don’t need a 10 attack streak, it will only wear you out. Don’t even try to practice these strikes.
When hitting, always exhale and look at the opponent. Don’t hold your breath or look down. Train your eyes to be in the heat of battle.
Let your hands beat themselves. Don’t wait too long. Even if you don’t hit, try to scare off the enemy. Wait for the enemy to open up for strong attacks.
Be calm and don’t stop breathing for a second. But if you do panic, ask your partner to slow down. This will help you get used to the fight better.
Keep your arms high, elbows low, and move your head.
Don’t waste energy running around the ring, just take one step to the side if your opponent starts hitting a series of attacks or just bounce (dodge) from the blow. Don’t forget to counterattack.
Never run away or take your eyes off your opponent while striking (this is difficult for beginners). Define a territory in your mind and defend it. Do not give up your territory under any circumstances.
Don’t wait for your opponent to stop punching before counter-punching. Better to interrupt his combo and hit him. A lot of fast boxers are easily caught trying to block absolutely all attacks. Always hit (be sure to naturally, hands should go to the opponent by themselves)!