EDDIE HEARN proved he can walk the walk and talk the talk by showing off his own boxing skills.
The Matchroom Boxing chairman, 43, got stuck in with a body spar against his right hand man, Frank Smith.
Eddie Hearn proved he can walk the walk and talk the talk by showing off his own boxing skills
Eddie Hearn got stuck in with a body spar against right hand man Frank Smith
Smith has been touted as the man to replace Hearn when the promoter packs it in, but the son of Barry proved he is still the boss.
Hearn landed a perfect left hook to Smith’s stomach which floored the Matchroom CEO.
But credit to Smith – who has been with Hearn since he was 14 – as he got to his feet and boxed on.
Perhaps Hearn always had the upper hand in the spar, after all he boxed three times for Billericay Amateur Boxing Club as a teen, winning them all.
He was introduced as ‘Eddie Hills’ as his famous dad feared their surname would cause opponents to ‘take liberties’.
But in a 2017 interview with Boxing Social, the future boxing matchmaker admitted he was not cut out to be a fighter after all.
Hearn said: “They introduced me as ‘Eddie Hills’ and I was devastated. I told my dad and I found out it was all his idea.
“He thought if they knew who I was, they would really put it on me and take liberties.
“I had some skills, I fancied myself a bit, I thought I was Sugar Ray Leonard, but you can’t be a fighter if you grow up in a nice house and go to public school.
“The other lads were much tougher than me.
“I remember seeing one of my opponents in the changing room before we boxed and telling my dad: ‘Great, I’ve got the fat kid.’
“But he almost took my head off.”
Eddie Hearn pictured with Matchroom No2 Frank Smith
Frequently Asked Questions
How to defend yourself
When you’re being attacked, you must always protect your head. You want to avoid being punched. To do so, you need to know how to block an incoming punch. Here’s how to do it:
- Stand tall and square yourshoulders.
- Keep your elbows straight up.
- Block the incoming punch by using your forearm.
- Counterattack immediately.
- Continue blocking the attacker until he runs away.
- Don’t let your defense slip.
Where should I buy boxing equipment?
There are many websites that sell boxing equipment. Amazon, eBay. Walmart. Target. and Sports Authority are just a few of the many places you can buy boxing equipment online. If you’re looking for cheap boxing gear, then you might want to check out discount stores like Ross or TJ Maxx.
You might consider purchasing quality gear from respected brands such as Warrior, Golden Glove and Premier Boxing Champions if you are looking for high-quality boxing gear.
How much weight do I need to lift for a good workout?
If you are looking to increase your strength, weight lifting is a must. When lifting weights, there are some guidelines that you should follow. Don’t do it too often. Second, try to lift heavier weights every other day. Third, complete each exercise 8 times. Fourth, allow for 2 minutes rest between sets. Fifth, perform all exercises without using momentum. Focus on form and not speed.
What is the difference in a left and right hook?
A left hook can be thrown from the side, and a right cross from the front.
A left hook is thrown facing the opponent with the back hand. The elbow is bent 90°, and the wrist is turned 45° towards the opponent.
A right cross can be thrown with the palm facing towards the opponent’s face, and the elbow straight. The opponent’s wrist should be turned 45 degrees.
How do you practice boxing punches?
Boxing punches are practiced using a punching bag. The bag is used to practice boxing punches until you feel confident. Then you move onto another part of your body. You can then move onto the next area once you are comfortable with that one.
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How to learn to box for exercise
How to Learn to Box for Exercise
Learning boxing will help you improve your self-confidence and physical fitness. Boxing is a popular sport. It involves strength, speed and agility.
Boxing is an excellent way to lose weight and feel great about yourself. 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. Online courses are available that you can access anywhere in the world.
Be sure to consider your goals when choosing a program. Also, ensure it fits your lifestyle. Exercises that build muscle mass, flexibility, endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and improve overall well-being are the best.
Also, consider whether you prefer an advanced or beginner course. 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 do not offer guidance on nutrition, weight reduction, injury prevention, or any other aspects of boxing training.
Advanced programs generally last around six months and cost approximately $300. These programs include nutrition advice and stretching routines. Some programs include resistance training, such as lifting weights, and aerobic conditioning, such as running.