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Oleksandr Usyk’s Wife Urged Him to Fight Back After Controversial Low Blow

Usyk vs. Dubois Drama

Oleksandr Usyk's wife, Yekaterina, was not pleased after Daniel Dubois landed a controversial low blow in their title fight last August. The shot caused Usyk to fall to the floor in agony, sparking heated debate in the boxing world.

Wife's Reaction

According to promoter Alex Krassyuk, Usyk's wife was heard shouting at him to "beat the s*** out of" Dubois after the incident. Despite the drama, Usyk managed to recover and secure a victory in the ninth round of the bout.

Legal Battle

Dubois argued that the low blow was legal and felt he was unfairly denied the heavyweight world title. His team appealed the result with the WBA but lost their case, leading to Usyk's victory standing.

What Happened Next

Following the intense fight, Dubois went on to secure a stoppage victory over Jarrell Miller in December. Meanwhile, Usyk was set to challenge for the undisputed crown in February, but the match was postponed after Tyson Fury sustained a cut in sparring.

Upcoming Showdown

The eagerly anticipated four-belt heavyweight unification between Usyk and Fury has been rescheduled for May 18, promising to be a thrilling showdown in the boxing world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the importance of breathing in boxing?

The right breathing technique is vital in boxing. It will help you to stay relaxed, regulate your energy and maintain stamina during a workout or bout. Exhale sharply after each punch. Breathe rhythmically by inhaling and exhaling with your nose.

What should I look for when choosing a boxing gym?

When selecting a boxing gym, look for a welcoming environment, experienced and approachable instructors, a variety of classes suitable for different skill levels, quality equipment, and positive reviews or recommendations from current members. A trial session is a great way to get an idea of the gym’s training style and atmosphere.

What are basic boxing strikes?

The fundamental boxing strikes include the jab which is a quick, direct punch delivered using your lead arm; the cross which is a powerful punch delivered with your back hand; the hook that is a semi-circular blow aimed towards the side of an opponent’s face or body; and finally the uppercut. This upward strike targets the underside of the opponent’s chin or their body.

How long does it take to become proficient in boxing?

The time it takes to become proficient in boxing varies widely among individuals, depending on factors such as natural ability, consistency in training, quality of instruction, and dedication to practice. You can expect to see significant improvements in your basic skills after a few months of regular training.

Statistics

  • 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.
  • Beginner boxers tend to make the mistake of holding their breath in 70% of cases during their initial training sessions.
  • Approximately 50% of beginner boxers drop out within the first six months, highlighting the importance of sustaining motivation and setting realistic goals.
  • Women are joining boxing in increasing numbers, rising by about 15% in the past decade, indicating growing gender diversity in the sport.
  • It is estimated that 60% of beginner boxers do not use the correct size gloves, which can increase the risk of injury.
  • Roughly 75% of beginners do not employ adequate defensive tactics in their first sparring sessions.
  • Nearly 95% of boxing trainers agree that mental conditioning is just as important as physical training for beginners in 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.
  • Studies suggest that about 30% of beginner boxers tend to neglect the importance of footwork in their initial training phase.

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How To

How to throw a punch in boxing

The jab is the most fundamental punch in boxing. As you begin in your boxing position, extend your leading hand straight to the target. Rotate the fist so the palm faces downward at the moment impact. Snap your hand immediately back to protect your face. Use the jab to strike quickly and directly, both offensively as well as defensively.