HEARTBROKEN Canadian boxer Cody Crowley fought back tears in an emotional post-fight interview.
The welterweight bravely talked about his father’s suicide after beating Abel Ramos by majority decision on the undercard of David Benavidez vs Caleb Plant.
An emotional Cody Crowley bravely spoke about his father’s suicide
Crowley fought back tears following his win over Abel Ramos on Saturday night
Crowley, 30, admitted he had even been left wanting to take his own life.
The win over Ramos was his first fight since his dad’s suicide nine months ago.
And a bruised Crowley honoured his father in the ring following Saturday’s bout.
He emotionally told Showtime: “This fight gave me something else. I worked my whole entire life for this opportunity.
“The last two years I didn’t wanna live because I couldn’t get my shot.
“Fights getting cancelled, I’ve been training since July.
“I’ve been broke and I wanted to take my own life, and I didn’t.
“And my dad did. And If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be here today.”
Cowley then paused as his voice quivered while he fought back tears.
He continued: “Anyone who’s thinking about taking their own life, who doesn’t wanna be here, I am proof that you can keep fighting and you will win.”
In the main event Benavidez overcame Plant by unanimous decision to earn a shot at Canelo Alvarez.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you train boxers for beginners?
Although boxing is one the oldest sports, it has only recently been rediscovered as a popular sport. Two fighters are matched up in boxing. They punch each other until one of them falls.
To become a boxer, you must first find out what boxing is like. Check out some YouTube fights to get a feel for what it is like to hit someone. Once you decide if boxing is something you enjoy, you can then choose the type of fighting you prefer.
What is Boxing?
Boxing is a sport that involves two people who try to knock each other out by hitting them in the head and face. Boxing is a sport where you aim to knock out your opponent as hard and as painlessly as possible. This can only happen if both boxers are able to throw heavy punches. They must also have good hand eye coordination.
What are the 7 punches used in boxing?
Boxing uses seven punches: jab, hook, hook, uppercut and straight right. These punches will be used to attack the opponent’s head, body and legs.
How do I practice boxing alone?
So, if you want to practice boxing without a partner, you can simply watch professional boxing matches on TV. Or you can find an amateur boxing club near you. Amateur boxing clubs often hold regular training sessions. These sessions typically include sparring partners that hit pads together.
You can also train boxing with punching bags. Before hitting the bag, ensure that you are wearing gloves and protective gear.
Can I box without fighting?
Training boxing requires fighting. It takes hard work to improve your boxing technique. But if you do, you’ll find that you can improve your boxing technique, speed, endurance, strength, and stamina.
You can improve your boxing technique by watching good boxers compete. Watch how they move, how they throw punches, and how they defend themselves. You can then try to imitate them.
Next, you will need to spar against another fighter. Here you can see if you have improved your boxing technique. 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.
Finally, practice your boxing skills with drills. Practice makes perfect, so be patient and persistent.
How long does learning boxing take?
Boxing can be learned in 3 months. This includes learning basic skills like footwork and stance. It’s important that you remember that boxing doesn’t only involve throwing punches. You must also learn to block and dodge attacks.
What is the difference of a left-hook and a right-cross?
A left hook is thrown from the side of the body while a right cross is thrown from the front of the body.
A left hook can be thrown with the opponent’s back facing you. The elbow is bent 90 degrees, while the wrist is turned 45 degrees towards the opponent.
A right cross is when the opponent’s palm faces the opponent and the elbow straightens. The opponent’s wrist is rotated 45 degrees to the side.
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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)
How to box for exercise
How to learn how to box for Exercise
Your goal in learning boxing is self-confidence and improvement of your physical fitness. Boxing is a popular sport. It requires speed, strength, agility, stamina and coordination.
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 different types of boxing training programs available. Some are held at health clubs or gyms, while others can be done at home. Online courses are available that you can access anywhere in the world.
Make sure you choose a program that meets your needs and is compatible with your lifestyle. The best programs focus on exercises that increase muscle mass, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. They also promote overall well being.
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 cover more complex movements and offer more variety.
The beginner’s program usually lasts around 8 weeks and costs less than $100. These programs do not provide guidance about nutrition, weight, injury prevention or any other aspect 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 also include resistance training (e.g. lifting weights) or aerobic conditioning (e.g. running).