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MMA Star Renan Ferreira’s 20-Second KO Secures $2m Payday and Fight against Francis Ngannou

Renan Ferreira's Lightning Victory

Brazilian MMA star Renan Ferreira made a statement with a jaw-dropping 20-second knockout of Ryan Bader, setting the stage for a showdown with Francis Ngannou.

Ngannou Fight on the Horizon

The win in Saudi Arabia not only earned Ferreira a championship belt but also a lucrative bout against Ngannou, as announced by the PFL.

Ferreira Calls Out Ngannou

With Ngannou ringside next to Mike Tyson, Ferreira wasted no time challenging the heavyweight champ after his impressive performance.

Ngannou's Stint with PFL

Ngannou's move to PFL allowed him to explore boxing, leading to a clash with Tyson Fury and now a return to MMA against Anthony Joshua.

The $2m Payday

Ngannou's stipulation for a $2m purse for his next opponent means Ferreira is set for another substantial payday after his PFL season win last year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I start boxing at any age?

Yes, as long you’re in good health and your doctor has given you clearance to begin boxing. Boxing has a wide range of adaptability and can be customized for individuals at all fitness levels and ages.

How important is recovery in boxing training?

The recovery process is vital in boxing. It allows your body the opportunity to heal and get stronger. Proper rest, stretching, adequate sleep, hydration, and a nutritious diet all contribute to efficient recovery. Ignoring recovery may lead to injury, overtraining and decreased performance.

Learn boxing at your home.

You can learn boxing by watching instructional videos on YouTube or using fitness apps. However, it is recommended that you train in a gym under the guidance of a coach who has been trained to ensure that you are mastering your techniques. A boxing gym also provides equipment and allows you to practice with other people.

Is sparring necessary for beginners in boxing?

Beginners should not spar immediately. It is best to wait until you have a firm foundation and are fit enough. Under the supervision of a trainer and wearing appropriate protective gear, sparring is vital for safety and learning.

How often should a beginner train in boxing?

Beginners will benefit from two to three sessions of boxing a week. Allowing time for rest, recovery and relaxation between workouts is important. As your fitness improves and you become more accustomed to the sport, it is possible to gradually increase both the frequency and intensity.

Is it a good idea to box in order to be fit?

Yes, boxing is an excellent way to improve overall fitness. This full-body workout is intense and improves cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance coordination and agility. It can also be a good way to reduce stress, and it boosts your confidence and discipline.

What is breathing important in boxing?

In boxing, breathing correctly is crucial. It helps you maintain your stamina and energy levels, as well as keep you relaxed while training or during a match. To manage oxygen intake and output, you should breathe rhythmically and exhale with each punch. Inhale through your nose and then exhale through your mouth.


  • On average, beginner boxers improve their punching power by 10%-20% after six months of consistent training.
  • It is estimated that 60% of beginner boxers do not use the correct size gloves, which can increase the risk of injury.
  • Nearly 80% of boxing training injuries are related to incorrect technique, especially within the first three months of taking up the sport.
  • Boxing has one of the lowest rates of injury compared to other contact sports, with approximately 1.1 injuries per 1,000 minutes of athletics.
  • Research indicates that nearly 70% of punches thrown by boxers during a match are jabs.
  • Cardiovascular fitness improvements can be seen after just 12 weeks of consistent boxing training.
  • On average, beginners who undergo proper boxing training can expect to burn anywhere from 300 to 500 calories per hour.
  • 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.
  • Around 90% of boxers suffer a minor injury over the course of a year, with only 10-15% experiencing a moderate to severe injury.

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How to Develop Speed and Power in Boxing

To develop speed and strength in boxing, you must combine technique, explosive exercises, and strength training. Focus on punching drills that emphasize snap and rapid retraction. Include plyometric exercises, like jump squats or burpees to increase explosive power. Strength training should not be overlooked; work on compound movements like squats, deadlifts, and bench presses to build a solid muscular foundation.