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Eddie Hearn left baffled as ‘Spider-Man’ unmasked at press conference on live TV

Mystery Unveiled

Boxer Brandon Scott, known for dressing up as Marvel's iconic superhero to promote his fights, surprised everyone at the press conference by unmasking a 'Spider-Man'.

Behind the Mask

The man behind the mask turned out to be former world champion Sunny Edwards, who recently suffered his first defeat to Bam Rodriquez.

Sunny Edwards was revealed as the man behind the mask

Confusion Reigns

When asked about the unmasking, Eddie Hearn admitted, "I have no idea what is going on," adding to the mystery and confusion surrounding the event.

Unexpected Alliance

Despite the surprise reveal, Scott announced that Edwards will be joining his team as a co-manager, showcasing an unexpected twist in their relationship.

Upcoming Fights

Scott, with a 6-0 record, is set to return to the ring in Manchester on the undercard of Jordan Gill's bout against Zelfa Barrett, while Edwards is gearing up for his next fight after a tough loss to Rodriquez.

Frequently Asked Questions

Boxing is a great way to keep fit.

Yes, boxing improves overall fitness. This full-body workout is intense and improves cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance coordination and agility. This is a stress-relieving exercise that can improve your discipline and boost confidence.

What kind diet should an amateur boxer adhere to?

A beginner boxer should aim for a well-balanced diet consisting of carbohydrates for energy, lean proteins for muscle repair and growth, healthy fats for endurance, and ample fruits and vegetables for vitamins and minerals. Drinking plenty of water is important before, during and after your workouts.

What equipment is required to begin boxing?

For safety and to ensure effective training, you need the right equipment. This includes a pair of boxing gloves, hand wraps to protect your wrists and hands, a mouthguard, and headgear if sparring. In addition, athletic clothing and boxing boots are recommended for greater support and better movement.

How long does it take to become proficient in 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?

Recovery is essential in boxing because it allows the body to grow and heal. A nutritious diet, proper rest, stretching and adequate sleep are all essential for recovery. Ignoring the recovery process can lead to injuries, overtraining, and decreased performance.

What are the common mistakes new boxers make?

These mistakes can include extending the hand, ignoring defence, holding the breath and neglecting footwork. They also focus on power over technique. A coach who is qualified can help you to identify these mistakes early and correct them before they become habits.

What is professional and amateur boxing?

Amateur boxing is typically focused more on the sport aspect, with an emphasis on skill, technique, and points scored rather than knockouts. It usually involves shorter rounds, and protective headgear is required. Professional boxing is a full time career that involves longer rounds and no headgear. It also places a higher emphasis on power, knockouts, and more powerful punches.

Statistics

  • Around 90% of boxers suffer a minor injury over the course of a year, with only 10-15% experiencing a moderate to severe injury.
  • 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.
  • Surveys reveal that close to 40% of new boxers join the sport for self-defense purposes rather than for competition or fitness.
  • Boxing has one of the lowest rates of injury compared to other contact sports, with approximately 1.1 injuries per 1,000 minutes of athletics.
  • Approximately 80% of boxing injuries occur during training, not in actual competition.
  • On average, beginner boxers improve their punching power by 10%-20% after six months of consistent training.
  • Approximately 50% of beginner boxers drop out within the first six months, highlighting the importance of sustaining motivation and setting realistic goals.
  • Despite the stereotype that boxing is a young person’s sport, approximately 20% of all beginners are over the age of 40.
  • Studies show that proper hand wrapping can reduce the chance of hand and wrist injuries by as much as 40%.

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How To

How to build a home boxing workout

To create a home boxing routine, you must first outline a structured workout. Combine strength exercises, such as pushups, core workouts, and cardio exercises, like running or jumping rope, to increase endurance. Make space for technique work with shadowboxing, focusing on your stance and punching form. If you use a heavybag, include bag rounds in your routine to improve power and combos.