YOUTUBE star AnEsonGib went from obese gamer to ripped boxer with a stunning SEVEN STONE body transformation.
Gib – real name Ali Loui Al-Fakhri – shot to fame online playing Fifa and developed an unhealthy diet of junk food and fizzy drinks.
AnEsonGib was an overweight gamer before turning to boxing
Gib admitted he was ‘morbidly obese’ at one point
Gib is now a ripped boxer after losing seven stone
He even admitted he was “morbidly obese” with a “belly and t**s” before he first walked into the gym.
But the rise of celebrity boxing matches gave ‘Gib’ the chance to complete a stunning body and career transformation.
He was first trained by cruiserweight boxing prospect Viddal Riley and introduced to strength and conditioning coach Leon Wills.
Wills has been with Gib for every fight since and helped mastermind a sensational weight loss.
He told SunSport: “Gib was very overweight for his height and size, I think his max was probably about 110kg.
“But mentally, funnily enough he was always strong. He’s always had a strong mind, strong willpower so he’s one of those clients that will always say yes to whatever.
“He doesn’t moan about the exercise, he doesn’t moan about the workout and he gets it done. He’s well driven.”
At Gib’s heaviest, he weighed over 17 STONE but his boxing return will be at 11st 8lb, meaning he has shifted almost seven stone.
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Wills said: “He’s fighting now at 75kg, so it’s about 45kg [he’s lost]. And the most important thing is his physique has changed, his body composition.
“A lot of fat loss, muscle gain, he’s looking like a proper gentleman now, a proper man.”
Gib is now coached by Abdul Yaseen – with Riley focussing on his own fight career – working alongside Wills.
He has four or five strength and conditioning sessions a week, lasting for an hour, with warm up and stretches included.
Wills works on strength, explosiveness and speed to help aid Gib’s performances in the ring.
And having come down in weight, he also has a nutritionist on board, like he did in his 2020 loss to Jake Paul, to help instead put on size.
Gib ahead of his rematch with Austin McBroom
The YouTuber is in stunning shape
Gib has won two fights in a row
Wills revealed: “We’re in constant communication.
“She’ll ask me what type of sessions he’s having this week and I’ll explain to her whether it’s like a high impact session, or a demanding or light session, so we can balance the calories and X, Y, Z.”
Wills has worked with big stars from the crossover boxing world, including KSI, 29, and his brother Deji, 26.
But he is also part of Riley’s camp, who continues to improve as an 8-0 prospect with five knockouts.
Gib has trained alongside all three and Wills said: “He’s a workhorse, very competitive.
“If I make him train alongside someone, he’s going to make sure he’s beating him or doing the workout faster etc.
“But they’re all good. They’re all different in their own right. Some can’t do certain exercises, some can, so everything is tailored to that specific athlete.
Gib with coach Leon Wills
Leon Wills has been with Gib for all of his fights
“And that’s the thing with S&C, it’s not one size fits all. It has to be tailored, they all fight different.”
Gib was stopped in one round by Paul in his professional debut.
But he has bounced back with two wins since, against Americans Tayler Holder and Austin McBroom.
And after six months out of the ring, Gib announced he had signed onto KingPyn’s eight-man winner-take-all tournament.
Amazingly, he drew McBroom in the quarter-final with the rivals rematching on Saturday at Wembley Arena.
And Gib enters the knockout tournament as a favourite to win it all.
Wills said: “He has experience now, he’s been doing it for probably the longest. He’s got power, he’s got the best engine in the game – in the game totally.
“So that’s what he needs to put altogether, the experience, the engine, boxing IQ, that’s what he needs to demonstrate and get through everybody in this tournament.”
Gib was beaten by Jake Paul in 2020
Gib celebrates beating Tayler Holder
Austin McBroom was knocked out by Gib
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the main types of boxing glove?
There are three main types of boxing gloves: mitts, fingerless mitts, and full-fingered gloves. There is padding around the fingers of mitten gloves. Fingerless mitts are not padded around the knuckles and still cover the fingers. Full-fingered gloves have padding around the entire of the hand.
For punching with the fist, mittens can be used. Fingerless mitt gloves are used for punching or striking with the knuckle of the index finger. For punching with one fist, full-fingerered boxing gloves can be used.
How can you box punches properly?
A punching bag is used for practicing boxing punches. The bag is used to practice boxing punches until you feel confident. Next, you’ll move on to the next part of your body. Once you feel comfortable with one area, you’ll move on to the next.
What is Boxing, exactly?
Boxing involves two people trying to knock each others out with punches in the face and head. Boxing is about hitting an opponent as hard possible, without inflicting any injuries. In order for this to happen, both boxers must be able to throw punches at high speed. They also need to have good hand-eye coordination.
What is the difference of a left-hook and a right-cross?
A left hook is thrown at the side of the body and a right crossover is thrown at the front.
A left hand hook is one that is thrown with the opponent’s right side facing. The elbow is bent 90 degrees and the wrist is turned 45 degrees toward the opponent.
A right cross is when the opponent’s palm faces the opponent and the elbow straightens. The wrist is turned 45 degrees away from the opponent.
How much weight should I lift when working out?
You must lift weights if your goal is to increase strength. You should be aware of these guidelines when lifting weights. Do not push yourself too hard. Second, try to lift heavier weights every other day. Third, you should do 8 repetitions of each exercise. Fourth, allow for 2 minutes rest between sets. Fifth, do all exercises without momentum. The last tip is to focus on form over speed.
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These are the basics of boxing
How to box effectively
Boxing is a popular sport. It consists of two opponents who try to knock out each other’s head. The rules of boxing vary from country to country. There are three types: Amateur, Professional, or Olympic boxing.
Amateur boxing can be practiced at school or college. This type of boxing allows sparring without protection. Amateur boxing competitions typically last for three rounds, each lasting five minutes. There are many types of amateur boxing: Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Taekwondo.
Boxing is typically practiced in clubs, stadiums or gyms. They have protective equipment such as mouthpieces. Professional boxing contests last six rounds and last for four minutes each. There are many types of professional boxing. These include Boxing (MMA), Kickboxing (Mixed Martial Arts), Muay Thai and Taekwondo.
Olympic boxing takes place at the Olympics. Special protective gear must be worn by boxers to ensure compliance with international standards. The eight rounds last three minutes each and are held over eight rounds. Olympic boxing can be divided into two types: Light Flyweight (Heavyweight) and Heavyweight (Light Flyweight).
Boxing’s fundamental skills are:
- Punching techniques
- Guarding techniques
- Moving your body
There are seven types: Left Hook (right hook), Right Hook (uppercut), Cross (cross), Straight, Overhand, Underhand. Each punch is different. Some punches require more strength than others. For example, an uppercut requires great force. A straight punch, on the other hand requires less power and is quicker than other punches.
There are many combinations of punches. These are combinations which combine several punches in order to achieve a specific goal. An entire combination could have several parts. A left hook followed with a right-cross will cause injury to the opponent’s jaw.
A boxer protects himself by using his body. He does this by using his legs.
Boxers should use their legs to defend against kicks. If he gets kicked, he raises one leg and turns away from his attacker. To avoid being kicked in the side, he bends down if the attacker attacks from the front. However, if the attack comes from behind, he stands up straight and blocks the kick with his foot.
Because they cause great pain, elbow strikes are extremely effective. You can deliver an elbow strike directly or indirectly. Directly, you strike your opponent with your forearm. Indirectly, you hit him with another portion of your arm.
Boxers use their arms to stop incoming blows. Boxers raise their fists to block incoming blows and then move in the direction of the attacker’s attack. They then make contact with their attacker’s fist.
When receiving a blow to the stomach, abdomen or chest, a boxer should bend his knees to absorb the impact. A lot of boxers use knee strikes to defend themselves.
A boxer should take control of an attack and respond with counter-attacks. This allows him to put distance between himself, his opponent, and the ring. Also, boxers must maintain their balance while delivering counter-attacks.
Boxing is only possible if a boxer has a clear stance. The way he defends him will be dictated by his stance. It determines his position and the direction he will face. Boxers have many stances to choose from. Here are some of the more popular ones:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
Moving your body
In order to win a fight, a boxer must move around his opponent. This involves changing positions, speed, rhythm and timing.
A boxer will rotate his arm when he is throwing a punch. Depending on what punch is being thrown, the speed of rotation varies.
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 a practice session designed to improve boxing skills . During sparring sessions, a boxer trains his mind as well as his body. The purpose of sparring is, in short, to learn how fight and not get hurt.
Learning to box takes dedication and patience. Boxing is a sport that requires dedication and perseverance.