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Deontay Wilder’s Coach Claims Psychedelic Drug Suppressed ‘Killer Instinct’ in Anthony Joshua Fights

, Deontay Wilder’s Coach Claims Psychedelic Drug Suppressed ‘Killer Instinct’ in Anthony Joshua Fights

Wilder's Missed Opportunity

Deontay Wilder's highly anticipated showdown with Anthony Joshua was derailed, with his head coach attributing it to his use of psychedelic drugs.

The Impact of Ayahuasca

Wilder's coach, Malik Scott, revealed that Wilder's use of Ayahuasca may have dampened his aggression in the ring, leading to a lackluster performance against Joseph Parker.

Looking Ahead

Despite the setback, Scott believes Wilder will return to form in his upcoming fight against Zhilei Zhang, vowing a "surgical performance" in the ring.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to learn boxing for beginners?

Beginners should not spar immediately. It is best to wait until you have a firm foundation and are fit enough. Sparring under the supervision and wearing protective gear is essential to ensure safety.

What equipment is required to begin boxing?

You need essential equipment to begin boxing. This is for your safety and training. You will need a pair boxing gloves to protect your hands and wrists, a mouthguard and headgear for sparring. For better support and movement, it is recommended that you wear boxing shoes as well as comfortable athletic clothing.

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How do I protect my self in boxing

To defend yourself in boxing you can use a few techniques. For example, maintaining a solid defense with your hand up, using footwork as if to maintain distance and utilizing head movements like slips, roll and weaves. Learning these defensive skills is just as important as mastering your offense.

What age can I start to box?

You can start boxing at any time as long as your doctor has cleared you and you are in good physical health. Boxing is a flexible sport that can be tailored to suit people of any age or fitness level.

Boxing can improve mental health.

Boxing improves mental health in many ways. It reduces stress, boosts mood, increases self-esteem, promotes discipline, and provides a sense accomplishment. Training can serve as a type of meditation to help clear the mind.


  • Approximately 80% of boxing injuries occur during training, not in actual competition.
  • Surveys reveal that close to 40% of new boxers join the sport for self-defense purposes rather than for competition or fitness.
  • On average, beginners who undergo proper boxing training can expect to burn anywhere from 300 to 500 calories per hour.
  • Studies show that proper hand wrapping can reduce the chance of hand and wrist injuries by as much as 40%.
  • Women are joining boxing in increasing numbers, rising by about 15% in the past decade, indicating growing gender diversity in the sport.
  • An analysis of boxing workouts demonstrates that participants can maintain a heart rate at 75-85% of their maximum, which is the optimal range for cardiovascular training.
  • About 25% of people who take up boxing transition to competitive amateur boxing within their first two years of training.
  • Studies suggest that about 30% of beginner boxers tend to neglect the importance of footwork in their initial training phase.
  • Beginner boxers tend to make the mistake of holding their breath in 70% of cases during their initial training sessions.
  • Nearly 95% of boxing trainers agree that mental conditioning is just as important as physical training for beginners in the sport.

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How to Eat Like Boxers During Training

Nutrition is essential to boxing. To support your recovery and to provide you with energy, consume a diet that is rich in complex carbohydrates, lean proteins and healthy fats. Stay hydrated during workouts by drinking water and, if necessary, beverages with electrolytes. The timing of meals can have a significant impact on performance. Aim to consume a mixture of carbs and protein before your workout to fuel you and afterward to support recovery.

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