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Manny Pacquiao Shows Off Speed in Boxing Comeback

Speedy Comeback

Manny Pacquiao, at 45 years old, is proving he still has the speed that made him a boxing icon as he comes out of retirement with two sensational fights on the horizon.

Training for Spectacle Bout

The eight-division champion is gearing up for an upcoming exhibition bout with Muay Thai legend Buakaw Banchamek in Thailand on April 20, leaving no stone unturned in his preparations.

Rematch with Mayweather?

After cancelling his retirement following a failed presidential election in the Philippines, Pacquiao is eyeing a rematch with Floyd Mayweather under the Japanese MMA banner RIZIN.

Mayweather's Response

Mayweather has not denied the claim, hinting at a potential big fight and mentioning the financial benefits of just having his name mentioned.

Call-Out from Amir Khan

Former sparring partner and friend Amir Khan has called out Pacquiao for a potential fight, expressing his interest in a matchup that would "definitely lift him up."

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind diet should an amateur boxer adhere to?

Beginner boxers should eat a balanced diet that includes carbohydrates for energy, proteins for muscle growth and repair, healthy fats to increase endurance, and plenty of fruits and vegetables, which are rich in vitamins and minerals. Hydration is also crucial, so drink plenty of water before, during, and after workouts.

What are the basic punches in boxing?

The basic boxing punches are the jab and cross. A quick, straight strike is delivered with the front hand.

What is the best way to learn boxing for beginners?

Sparring is not immediately necessary for beginners; it is something you should only consider once you have a solid foundation in the basics and a good level of fitness. To ensure safety and a productive learning experience, sparring should be done under the supervision of an instructor and wearing proper protective gear.

Boxing is a great way to keep fit.

Yes, boxing can improve your 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 should I focus on as a beginner in boxing?

Beginners should focus on proper technique and form. This includes mastering the basic punches, establishing a strong defense, developing footwork, and improving your conditioning. Beginne slowly, prioritise technique over strength, and ask for guidance from an experienced coach.


  • 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.
  • Roughly 75% of beginners do not employ adequate defensive tactics in their first sparring sessions.
  • Despite the stereotype that boxing is a young person’s sport, approximately 20% of all beginners are over the age of 40.
  • Studies suggest that about 30% of beginner boxers tend to neglect the importance of footwork in their initial training phase.
  • Studies show that proper hand wrapping can reduce the chance of hand and wrist injuries by as much as 40%.
  • Nearly 80% of boxing training injuries are related to incorrect technique, especially within the first three months of taking up the sport.
  • An analysis of boxing workouts demonstrates that participants can maintain a heart rate at 75-85% of their maximum, which is the optimal range for cardiovascular training.
  • Approximately 80% of boxing injuries occur during training, not in actual competition.
  • Nearly 95% of boxing trainers agree that mental conditioning is just as important as physical training for beginners in the sport.

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What are the best boxing gloves for beginners?

Choosing the right boxing hand is crucial for your comfort and safety. As a beginner you should opt for gloves with adequate padding. These are typically between 12oz and 16.oz. They will protect your hands and arms during bagwork and sparring. Look for gloves made of durable leather or synthetic materials with a secure wrist closure. Fit snugly, even with the hand wraps. But not too tight so they restrict circulation.

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