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Boxer Agron Smakici Compares Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury

Unique Sparring Experience

Agron Smakici, known for sparring both Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, sheds light on how the two heavyweight boxers compare in the ring.

Power vs. Technique

Smakici describes Joshua as a fighter with "huge power" and knockout capabilities, while he sees Fury as a more technical and "dancer" boxer, highlighting the contrasting styles of the two champions.

Joshua vs. Ngannou

Looking ahead to Joshua's upcoming fight against Francis Ngannou, Smakici predicts a knockout victory for Joshua, emphasizing Ngannou's power but expressing confidence in Joshua's abilities.

Fury's Crossover Controversy

After Ngannou gave Fury a run for his money in a crossover bout, Smakici suggests that Joshua will approach the fight with more seriousness and ultimately come out on top against Ngannou.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is breathing important in boxing?

The right breathing technique is vital in boxing. It will help you to stay relaxed, regulate your energy and maintain stamina during a workout or bout. To effectively manage your oxygen input and output, exhale strongly with each punch.

How do I wrap my hands for boxing?

Hand wrapping is crucial in boxing to protect your hands and wrists from injury. Start by unwinding wraps. Place the thumb loop around the middle of your thumb. Wrap the wrap over the palm and wrist. Cross your fingers between each other, then cover your knuckles. Finally, secure the wrap with Velcro.

What are the basic punches in boxing?

The fundamental boxing strikes include the jab which is a quick, direct punch delivered using your lead arm; the cross which is a powerful punch delivered with your back hand; the hook that is a semi-circular blow aimed towards the side of an opponent’s face or body; and finally the uppercut. This upward strike targets the underside of the opponent’s chin or their body.

How long will it take me to be proficient at boxing?

The time needed to become proficient is different for each individual, depending on factors including natural ability. Consistency in training, the quality of instruction and your dedication to practicing. With regular training, your basic skills could improve significantly within a few short months.

How important is recovery to boxing training?

The recovery process is vital in boxing. It allows your body the opportunity to heal and get stronger. Recovery is aided by proper rest, stretching exercises, sufficient sleep, hydration as well as a nutritious and balanced diet. Ignoring recovery may lead to injury, overtraining and decreased performance.


  • Research indicates that nearly 70% of punches thrown by boxers during a match are jabs.
  • About 25% of people who take up boxing transition to competitive amateur boxing within their first two years of training.
  • On average, beginner boxers improve their punching power by 10%-20% after six months of consistent training.
  • Studies show that proper hand wrapping can reduce the chance of hand and wrist injuries by as much as 40%.
  • Beginner boxers tend to make the mistake of holding their breath in 70% of cases during their initial training sessions.
  • Despite the stereotype that boxing is a young person’s sport, approximately 20% of all beginners are over the age of 40.
  • Studies suggest that about 30% of beginner boxers tend to neglect the importance of footwork in their initial training phase.
  • Cardiovascular fitness improvements can be seen after just 12 weeks of consistent boxing training.
  • It is estimated that 60% of beginner boxers do not use the correct size gloves, which can increase the risk of injury.
  • Approximately 80% of boxing injuries occur during training, not in actual competition.

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How To

How to train on a heavy bag for boxing beginners

Weight bag training is ideal for building strength, and practicing combos. Start by focusing on basic punches and proper technique. Use the bag like an opponent by moving around and striking from different angles. As you progress, add more complex combinations and increase intensity. Remember to maintain your stance, keep your guard up, and move your head even when working the bag.