CHRIS EUBANK JR was left “whinging” after a body shot from Liam Smith in sparring, trainer Joe Gallagher said.
The British rivals are set for a middleweight pay-per-view clash on Saturday in Manchester.
Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Smith ahead of their fight
But it will not be the first time the pair have shared the ring, following a disputed sparring session in Bolton.
Coach Gallagher, who formerly cornered Smith, was there that day and claimed the ex-world champion hurt Eubank to the body.
He told Sky Sports: “It was a good spar. Liam did catch Chris with a good body shot.
“It wasn’t a body shot that he fell on the floor, he walked around holding his side, whinging a little bit but he recovered and carried on.
“But Liam did have his moment in the spar in there and I think that’s what’s given Liam huge confidence going into this.”
Eubank, 33, has claimed to not even remember the sparring session, or the alleged body shot.
He said: “I don’t remember if I hurt him. He says he hurt me to the body and nearly put me on the canvas. I think that is a whimsical tale.
“We’re both probably two different fighters compared to what we were back then. Well, I know I am; he may not be, but I am.”
But Smith, 34, insisted: “I know Chris can be hurt to the body; I’ve openly said it, I know I hurt him to the body.
“He’ll tell you different, but he’s telling you he’s never been hurt in his life, so that’s just Chris.
“Obviously size made it an even spar, and that’s what I’m trying to say now. Size here is making this fight a 50-50, or a great fight as people are saying.”
(Left to right) Ross Enamait, Katie Taylor, Natasha Jonas and Joe Gallagher
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I box without fighting?
Training boxing requires fighting. You must put in the work to get better at boxing. If you put in the work, you will see improvements in your boxing technique, speed and endurance as well as strength and stamina.
The first step towards improving your boxing technique is to watch some good boxers fight. Watch how they move, how they throw punches, and how they defend themselves. Next, try to copy their moves.
Next, you’ll have to spar against another opponent boxer. You’ll be able to see how you’ve improved your fighting technique. You’ll be amazed at how fast you can punch and how strong your punches feel.
You’ll also need to practice your boxing skills through drills. You will improve with practice so be patient and persevering.
How to throw an emu jab
To throw a jab, simply follow this simple step-by-step guide:
- Step forward with both feet.
- Raise your arm above your shoulder.
- Move your fist towards your target.
- After hitting your target arm, lift your arm up.
- Repetition steps 1 through 4.
What can I do to improve my punching?
The most important part of boxing is the punching technique. For you to become a better boxer, your punch technique must be perfected. Here are some tips for improving your punching ability.
- Keep your head up. When you are throwing punches, your head should be raised.
- Punch from your shoulder. Try to punch from the shoulder, not the chin when you throw a punch.
- Concentrate on your feet. Focus on your feet when punching.
- Send short, sharp punches. Longer punches can tire you faster.
- Don’t forget about defense! Always be ready to stop any incoming punches.
- Use your elbows. To defend yourself, your elbows are a good option.
- Learn to use your legs. Learn to properly use your legs.
- Every day, practice. Even if you feel exhausted after training, don’t give up. To be a good coach, you need to practice.
- Have fun Enjoy what you’re doing.
- Remember to breathe. Being able to breathe properly will make you more powerful and provide you with energy.
- Relax. Don’t worry about making errors. Learn new things instead of worrying about making mistakes.
- Be patient. Boxing can be difficult. It takes time for you to get better at boxing.
- Never stop learning. As long there is still room for improvement, there will continue to be improvement.
- Music is a great way to relax. Listening to music can help you relax during training.
- You can watch videos of professional boxers. You can be inspired by watching them fight.
- Read books. Reading helps you better understand boxing techniques.
- Take breaks. Sometimes, you need to take a break. Play basketball or soccer outside.
- Find a coach. Having a coach who knows boxing well can help you improve faster.
- Push-ups are a great exercise. Push-ups are great for endurance and strength building.
What is Boxing, exactly?
Boxing is a sport that involves two people who try to knock each other out by hitting them in the head and face. The object of boxing is to hit an opponent as hard as possible without hurting yourself. Both boxers need to be able throw punches at high speeds in order to achieve this. They should also have excellent hand-eye coordination.
Where should I shop for boxing equipment
You can purchase boxing equipment online from many places. There are many online stores that sell boxing equipment, including Amazon, eBay Walmart, Target and Sports Authority. Ross and TJ Maxx offer great deals on boxing gear at a fraction of the cost.
Look into reputable brands like Warrior and Golden Glove if you are looking to buy quality boxing gear.
How long does a boxer train per day?
Boxing trainers often train at least 4 hours per day. They learn new moves and practice their punches. Boxers can spar up to 10 times per week.
How long does learning to box take?
Boxing is the oldest known martial art. Around 2200 BC, China hosted the first boxing match. Boxing has been practiced for thousands of years. Athletes and celebrities still love boxing. However, it takes around 10 to learn how to box.
It takes so long for boxing to be learned because there are many types of movements involved. Each movement requires a specific set of muscles to work properly. It takes time to train these muscles.
But once you’ve learned how to move your body, you can start practicing any type of boxing technique. You’ll get better at each technique over time.
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How to box for exercise
How to learn how to box for Exercise
Boxing is a sport that improves self confidence and physical fitness. Boxing is one of the most popular sports in the world. It requires strength, speed, agility, stamina, coordination, balance, power and accuracy.
Boxing can be a great exercise and a way to improve your self-esteem. You will find that the activity is enjoyable and you want to continue doing it.
There are many types of boxing training programs. Some require you to train at home while others are done in gyms or health clubs. You can also take online courses that allow you access from anywhere in this world.
Make sure you choose a program that meets your needs and is compatible with your lifestyle. The best programs will include exercises that help build muscle mass and flexibility, improve cardiovascular endurance, enhance well-being, as well as increase overall wellbeing.
You should also consider whether you prefer a beginner’s course or a more advanced one. Beginner’s courses usually cover basic techniques such as shadowboxing or sparring, mittwork and punching combinations. Advanced programs offer more variety and more complex movements.
A beginner’s program typically lasts eight weeks and costs less $100. However, they don’t provide any guidance on nutrition, weight loss, injury prevention, or other aspects of boxing training.
Advanced programs typically last six months and cost around $300. They can include nutrition advice, stretching routines, warm up exercises, and instructions on proper technique. Some programs offer resistance training (such lifting weights) as well as aerobic conditioning (such running).