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Meet Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent Mikuru Asakura, the MMA star with 3 million subscribers on YouTube

, Meet Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent Mikuru Asakura, the MMA star with 3 million subscribers on YouTube

MIKURU ASAKURA is the MMA and YouTube star selected as Floyd Mayweather’s next exhibition opponent.

Mayweather returns to the ring on the weekend in Japan over three-rounds against Asakura at the Saitama Super Arena,

Mikuru Asakura is the MMA and YouTube star selected as Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent

Floyd Mayweather and Mikuru Asakura ahead of their exhibition bout

It was in Tokyo in 2018 when the American first returned to the ring, a year after retiring as a professional following victory over Conor McGregor, 34,.

Mayweather beat Tenshin Nasukawa, 24, in one round and went on to face YouTuber Logan Paul, 27, and ex-sparring partner Don Moore.

But Asakura, 30, is the latest man to welcome the Hall of Famer, 45, back to the ring.

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The southpaw has 16 wins, three losses and one no-contest in MMA.

He has two victories on the spin, most recently in December against Yutaka Saito, 34, who was the first man to ever beat Asakura in RIZIN.

But away from the ring, he is a popular YouTuber, with almost 3 MILLION subscribers.

Asakura mixes training videos with daily vlogs and even pranks and unsurprisingly has documented the lead up to his fight with Mayweather.

Like the boxing icon, Asakura also has a love for cars, posing alongside a Bentley and Mercedes on his Instagram.

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The former MMA champion is joined in the sport by his younger brother Kai, 28, arguably the bigger name in the Far East.

Kai even posed with Mayweather and RIZIN president Nobuyuki Sakakibara in May, fuelling rumours of a future fight.

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But it is brother Mikuru who faces the self-proclaimed Best Ever, and vows to pull of the upset.

He said: “I’m an MMA fighter but, I’m going to use this opportunity, and I’m going to use him to raise my name and value internationally.

“I will win this fight.”

, Meet Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent Mikuru Asakura, the MMA star with 3 million subscribers on YouTube
Kai Asakura, left, training alongside his brother

, Meet Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent Mikuru Asakura, the MMA star with 3 million subscribers on YouTube
Mikuru Asakura is also a YouTube star

, Meet Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent Mikuru Asakura, the MMA star with 3 million subscribers on YouTube
The MMA fighter has a love for nice cars

, Meet Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent Mikuru Asakura, the MMA star with 3 million subscribers on YouTube
Mikuru Asakura poses next to a Bentley

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you train boxers for beginners?

Boxing is one among the oldest sports. However, boxing has become very popular in recent years. Two fighters are matched up in boxing. They punch eachother until one is knocked out.

To become a boxer, you must first find out what boxing is like. You can view some fights on YouTube to experience what it’s like to punch someone. After you have decided if you are interested in boxing, you can choose the style of fighting that you like.

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How long does learning boxing take?

It takes about 3 months to learn boxing. It takes 3 months to learn the basics of boxing, including footwork, stance and balance. It’s important to remember that boxing is not only about throwing punches. You need to learn how you can block and dodge attacks.

How can my punching form be improved?

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 to improve your punching form.

  • Keep your head straight. You should keep your head high when throwing punches.
  • Punch from your shoulder. If you are going to throw a punch, aim for the shoulder and not your chin.
  • Concentrate on your feet. Focus on your feet when punching.
  • Use short punches that are quick. To fatigue you more quickly, throw more punches.
  • Don’t forget about defense! Always remember to block incoming punches.
  • Use your elbows. Your elbows can be used to protect yourself.
  • Learn how to use your legs. Properly using your legs will help you avoid being knocked down.
  • Every day, practice. Even though you may feel tired after training, keep going. To be a good coach, you need to practice.
  • Have fun Enjoy what’s going on.
  • Keep your lungs open. You will be stronger and have more energy if you breathe correctly.
  • Relax. Don’t worry so much about making mistakes. Focus on learning new things.
  • Be patient. Boxing is hard. It takes time to master your skills.
  • Never stop learning. There is always room for improvement.
  • You can listen to music. Listening to music can help you relax during training.
  • Watch videos of professional boxers. Watching them fight can inspire you to work harder.
  • Read books. Reading can help you understand boxing techniques better.
  • You need to take breaks. Sometimes, it is helpful to take a break from boxing. Play soccer or basketball outdoors.
  • Find a coach. Having a coach who knows boxing well can help you improve faster.
  • Do push-ups. Push-ups help build strength and endurance.

What are the 7 punches used in boxing?

These seven punches are: jab cross, hook hook, uppercut straight right, left hook and body shot. These punches can be used to strike the opponent’s head and body.

How to defend yourself:

You must protect your head whenever you are attacked. You want to avoid being punched. To do this, you will need to learn how to prevent an incoming punch. Here’s how to do it:

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  1. Keep your shoulders square and tall.
  2. Keep your elbows close to your sides.
  3. Block the incoming punch by using your forearm.
  4. Counterattack immediately.
  5. Keep blocking until the attacker flees.
  6. Do not let up on your defense.

What are the benefits of learning to box?

Here are some reasons to learn boxing:

  • It builds confidence. Being able to box will help you face bullies and other bullies.
  • It improves your physical and mental health. Boxing can help build muscle mass. Muscle mass will make you stronger.
  • It teaches you self defense skills. You learn how fight and how to protect yourself.
  • It helps you develop your mental toughness. Mental toughness is important when you’re facing challenges.
  • You will feel proud of yourself. Once you have learned a technique you’ll feel like you are a real boxer.
  • It’s fun! Nothing is better than being punched in the stomach.
  • It’s cheap. You only need a pair boxing gloves and punching bag.
  • It doesn’t need much space

How long does it take for boxers to train each day?

Boxing trainers train for at most 4 hours per day. They spend time learning new moves and practice their punches, as well as studying boxing techniques. Boxers sometimes spar 10 times per semaine.

Statistics

  • It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
  • This article received 39 testimonials and 89% of readers who voted found it helpful, earning it our reader-approved status. (wikihow.com)

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How To

Here are the Basic Skills of Boxing

How to box effectively

Boxing is a popular sport. It is made up of two competitors who aim to knock the head off each other. The rules of boxing vary from country to country. There are three main types of boxing: Amateur boxing, Professional boxing, and Olympic boxing.

Amateur boxing can be practiced at school or college. This form of boxing involves sparring with no protection and using padded gloves. Amateur boxing competitions typically last for three rounds, each lasting five minutes. There are many different styles of amateur boxing including Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Karate, Judo, Wrestling and others.

Professional boxing is usually practiced in gyms, clubs or stadiums. They wear protective equipment such as mouthpiece, nose guard, shin guards, elbow pads, knee pads, waist belt and groin protector. Professional boxing contests last six rounds and last for four minutes each. There are many styles to professional boxing.

Olympic boxing can be seen at the Olympics. International standards require that boxers use special protective gear. The competition lasts eight rounds of three minutes each. Olympic boxing can be divided into two types: Light Flyweight (Heavyweight) and Heavyweight (Light Flyweight).

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Boxing is based on the following skills:

  • Punching techniques
  • Guarding techniques
  • Footwork
  • Stance
  • The body moves
  • Defense
  • Combination
  • Rotation
  • Sparring

Punching Techniques

There are seven kinds of punches: Left Hook, Right Hook, Uppercut, Cross, Straight, Overhand and Underhand. Each punch comes with its own technique. Some punches are more powerful than others. For example, an uppercut requires great force. On the other hand, a straight punch requires less power but it is faster than other punches.

There are also many combinations. These are combinations which combine several punches in order to achieve a specific goal. A combination may contain several parts. For example, a combination of a left and right hook will result in damage to the opponent’s jaw.

Guard Techniques

Boxers use their bodies to defend themselves against attack. He does this by using his legs.

Legs

A boxer must use his legs to defend against kicks. When he receives a kick, he raises his leg and moves away from the attacker. If the attacker is coming from the front, he will bend at the knees to avoid getting kicked on either side. If the attack comes from behind, however, he can stand straight up and block the kick by his foot.

Elbows

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Because they cause great pain, elbow strikes are extremely effective. An elbow strike can be delivered either directly or indirectly. Directly means that you hit your opponent with your forearm while indirectly means that you hit him with another part of your arm.

Hands

Boxers use the power of their hands to block any incoming blows. Boxers use their hands to stop incoming punches. They raise their fists up above their heads and move towards the attack. Then, they touch the attacker’s hand.

Knees

Boxers who are subject to a punch to their stomachs, abdomens, or chests should bend at the knees to absorb the impact. Defense purposes are often served by knee strikes.

Feet

Boxers should respond to being attacked by their opponent by standing back and delivering counter-attacks. He can then gain distance from his opponent. Boxers should also keep their balance when counter-attacking.

Stances

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In order to box effectively, a boxer needs to establish a stance. His stance will determine how he defends. It determines where he will face his opponent and how he will position his body. There are many positions that boxers can adopt. Here are some of the more popular ones:

  • Low stance
  • High stance
  • Southpaw stance
  • Western stance

Move your body

In order to win a fight, a boxer must move around his opponent. This includes changing speed, position and rhythm.

Rotation

To increase his punching power, a boxer rotates when he throws a punch. Depending on what punch is being thrown, the speed of rotation varies.

Combinations

The effectiveness of a combination depends on the timing of each individual punch. A combination that is effective starts with a strong punch, and ends with one that is weak.

Spare parts

Sparring is an exercise session to improve boxing skills. Boxers learn to train their mind and bodies during sparring sessions. The purpose of sparring is, in short, to learn how fight and not get hurt.

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It is important to be patient and dedicated when learning how to box. Boxing is a sport that requires dedication and perseverance.

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