FLOYD MAYWEATHER wowed fans with a “mesmerising” boxing masterclass aged 46 – with one fan hailing the “best defence ever”.
The American was repeatedly labelled the “GOAT” as he barely broke sweat in a slick routine that bamboozled his opponent with the pad.
Floyd Mayweather looked as smooth as ever during a dazzling clip
The American tied his pad rival in knows with effortless movement
The five-weight ex-world champ was a picture of grace as he weaved around, even continuing to punch effortlessly when he looked away to the camera.
Mayweather last fought professionally in beating UFC icon Conor McGregor in 2017.
But he showed again how he’s able to look untarnished in exhibition bouts as he bobbed and swayed smoothly.
One amazed fan posted: “This. Is. Awesome.”
And many agreed with this observer: “Pad guy gets more of a workout than Floyd.”
A third noted Mayweather had the trait of a great – making his craft appear so easy.
The boxing enthusiast wrote: “Most can’t fathom how impressive this is. Not just physically but cognitively If you’ve ever done pad work, impossible not to watch on repeat.”
Another said: “Best defence there’s ever been.”
And there was a clear feeling that, even in middle age, this was timeless magic.
One viewer stated: “An excellent fighter who’s clearly kept himself in shape. One of the best to ever do it.”
Mayweather still rakes in the cash with exhibition contests against stars from the worlds of martial arts and social media.
And McGregor is keen for a re-match despite his tenth-round stoppage-defeat six years ago.
He told Inside Fighting: “I’ve had a long time to analyse it, happy with how it went the last time. I’d for sure look to (KO Mayweather).”
The Irishman would have to get near Mayweather to do that.
And on the latest video evidence from the Pretty Boy, that’s wishful thinking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I box without fighting?
You can’t train boxing without fighting. It is important to put in the effort to improve your boxing. It is possible to improve your boxing technique.
It is important to observe good boxers fighting in order to improve your boxing technique. Watch how they move, how they throw punches, and how they defend themselves. Then try to imitate their techniques.
Next, you will need to spar against another fighter. This is where your ability to improve your boxing technique will be revealed. You will also be able to see how fast you punch, how strong your punches are, and how well it blocks incoming punches when sparring.
You’ll also need to practice your boxing skills through drills. Practice is key, so don’t be discouraged and keep practicing.
How to protect yourself
Protect your head when you are being attacked. It is your goal to not get punched. You need to be able to block an incoming punch in order to avoid getting punched. Here’s what you need to do:
- Stand tall and square yourshoulders.
- Keep your elbows close to your sides.
- Block the incoming punch by using your forearm.
- Counterattack immediately.
- Continue blocking until your attacker runs off.
- Don’t give up on your defense.
What can I do to improve my punching?
Boxing is all in the form of punching. To be a good boxer, you need to master the art of punching. Here are some tips for improving your punching ability.
- Keep your head high. While throwing punches, keep your head up.
- Punch from the shoulder. If you are going to throw a punch, aim for the shoulder and not your chin.
- Pay attention to your feet. Try not to move your feet when you’re punching.
- Give short, fast punches. You will feel tired quicker if you throw longer punches.
- Don’t forget about defense! Always keep your distance from any punches coming in.
- Use your elbows. The best way to defend your self is with your elbows.
- Learn to use your legs. Learn to properly use your legs.
- Do it every day. Even if you feel tired, continue training. It takes practice and dedication to excel at any skill.
- Have fun Enjoy what’s going on.
- Remember to breathe. Correct breathing will help you feel stronger and more energetic.
- Relax. Don’t worry about making errors. Be focused on learning new techniques.
- Be patient. Boxing can be difficult. You will need to practice your boxing skills over time.
- Never stop learning. As long there is still room for improvement, there will continue to be improvement.
- Listen to music. Listening to music can help you relax during training.
- Watch videos of professional boxers. You may be inspired to work harder by watching them compete.
- Read books. Reading helps you better understand boxing techniques.
- Pause. Sometimes, it is helpful to take a break from boxing. Play basketball or soccer outside.
- Find a coach. A coach who is an expert in boxing can help you get better faster.
- Do push-ups. Push-ups can be a great way to increase strength and endurance.
Is it possible to learn boxing?
Yes, you can train yourself to box. You just need to find a boxing gym near you and join a class. You will find most gyms offering free classes. However, if there isn’t one near you, you can always search Google for local boxes clubs.
You will also need gloves, mouthpieces and headgear to sparring with your partners. Once you have this equipment, it’s time to start practicing your kicks.
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 spar 10 times per week.
How can a beginner start boxing at home?
Boxing is one among the oldest sports known to mankind. Boxing was first developed to train warriors against their enemies in ancient times. Boxing is still widely practised today. Boxing is not something you need to do in a gym. A pair of gloves, punching bags and a few sparring buddies are all you need.
You can also find local amateur boxing clubs where you can join and get trained by professional coaches. When you are proficient in basic punches and combinations you will be ready to compete at tournaments.
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- It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
Here are the Essential Skills of Boxing
How to box effectively
Boxing is the most loved sport in the world. It is a fight between two opponents. Boxing rules vary from one country or another. There are generally three types of boxing: Amateur, Professional, and Olympic.
Amateur boxing may be done at school, college, and university. This form of boxing involves sparring with no protection and using padded gloves. Usually amateur boxing competitions consist of three rounds of five minutes each. There are many styles of amateur boxing such as Kickboxing or Muay Thai, Taekwondo and Karate, Judo and Wrestling, among others.
Boxing is often practiced in gyms or clubs. They use protective equipment, such as mouthpieces, nose guards, shin protectors, elbow pads knee pads, waist belts and groin protectors. Professional boxing contests last six rounds and last for four minutes each. There are many styles of professional boxing: Boxing, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Kickboxing and Muay Thai.
Olympic boxing can be seen at the Olympics. Boxers wear special protective gear, which must conform to international standards. The competition lasts for eight rounds, each lasting three minutes. Olympic boxing can be divided into two types: Light Flyweight (Heavyweight) and Heavyweight (Light Flyweight).
Boxing’s fundamental skills are:
- Punching techniques
- Guarding techniques
- The body moves
There are seven types: Left Hook (right hook), Right Hook (uppercut), Cross (cross), Straight, Overhand, Underhand. Each punch is unique. Some punches require greater strength than others. An uppercut, for instance, requires tremendous strength. On the contrary, a straight punch takes less power but is faster than most punches.
There are also different combinations. These are combinations that combine punches to accomplish a particular goal. A combination may contain several parts. A combination may include multiple parts. For example, damage to the jaw of an opponent can be caused by a left hook and a right cross.
A boxer protects himself by using his body. He does this using his legs and arms, elbows as well as hands, knees and feet.
A boxer must use his legs to defend against kicks. When he’s hit, he raises his right leg and runs away from the attacker. If the attack comes from the front, then he bends his knees to avoid being kicked on the side. He will block the kick with his foot if the attack is coming from behind.
Because they inflict pain, elbow strikes can be very effective. You can either deliver an elbow strike directly, or indirectly. Directly means that your opponent is hit with your forearm. However, indirectly means that your elbow strike is delivered with another part or your arm.
Boxers use their hands to block incoming blows. Boxers raise their fists to block incoming blows and then move in the direction of the attacker’s attack. Then they make contact with the attacker’s fist.
Boxers who are subject to a punch to their stomachs, abdomens, or chests should bend at the knees to absorb the impact. Knee strikes can be used to defend yourself.
A boxer should not be afraid to respond to an attack. This will help him gain distance from his opponent. A boxer must also maintain his balance when responding to an opponent’s counter-attack.
Boxing effectively requires a boxer to have a good stance. His stance determines how he defends himself. It is how he positions himself and where he faces the opponent. There are many positions that boxers can adopt. Here are some of the more popular ones:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
Boxers must maneuver around their opponent to win fights. This involves changing position, speed and rhythm.
When a boxer throws a punch, he rotates in order to increase the reach of his arm. Different types of punches require different speeds for the rotation.
The timing of each punch determines the effectiveness of a combination. A combination that is effective starts with a strong punch, and ends with one that is weak.
Sparring is an exercise session to improve boxing skills. During sparring sessions, a boxer trains his mind as well as his body. The goal of sparring is to learn to fight, and not to get hurt.
To sum it all, boxing requires patience and dedication. You need to train hard and long in order to become a better boxer.