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Roy Jones Jr to make boxing return aged 54 and take on UFC hero Anthony Pettis in bizarre eight-round professional clash

, Roy Jones Jr to make boxing return aged 54 and take on UFC hero Anthony Pettis in bizarre eight-round professional clash

ROY JONES JR is set to return to the ring to take on ex-UFC star Anthony Pettis.

The fight is set to be the main event on a pay-per-view card promoted by Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing.

Roy Jones Jr has not fought professionally since 2018

Anthony Pettis is a former UFC Lightweight champion

, Roy Jones Jr to make boxing return aged 54 and take on UFC hero Anthony Pettis in bizarre eight-round professional clashThe event is being organised by UFC star Jorge Masvidal

And it is one of several match ups that will see boxers clash with MMA fighters including Jose Aldo and Vitor Belfort.

Jones, 54, is set to fight Pettis in an eight-round clash that will take place on April 1 at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The former four-division champion has not entered the ring since taking on Mike Tyson in an exhibition bout in November 2020.

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And he last fought professionally in February 2018 when he beat Scott Sigmon.

Pettis has never boxed and his last MMA fight was in August, suffering a second defeat in a row to Stevie Ray.

The 36-year-old was UFC Lightweight champion between 2014-25 but left the organisation in 2021.

Event organiser Masvidal revealed he has always been a fan of Jones and was keen to work with the boxing legend.

He told the MMA Hour: “I’ve always been a fan of Roy Jones

“Always wanted to work with Roy Jones in some capacity. He’s going to be fighting someone that inspired me in my career numerous times. WEC champion, UFC champion, I think both his wins for the UFC title were finishes.

“[Pettis] has knockouts and finishes at 145, 155, 170, it’s crazy what this guy has done in his career in MMA. Great striker.

“He agreed to fight the walking, living legend, the pound-for-pound king, one of the best fighters, athletes, I’ve ever seen in combat sports, period, versus Anthony Pettis.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I box without fighting?

Fighting is the only way to train boxing. You have to work hard to become a better boxer. If you put in the work, you will see improvements in your boxing technique, speed and endurance as well as strength and stamina.

It is important to observe good boxers fighting in order to improve your boxing technique. The first step towards improving your boxing technique is to watch some good fighters. Watch their moves, how they throw the punches, and how you defend yourself. Then try to imitate their techniques.

Next, you’ll need to spar against another boxer. Here you can see if you have improved your boxing technique. You will also be able to see how fast you punch, how strong your punches are, and how well it blocks incoming punches when sparring.

Finally, practice your skills by performing drills. Practice is key, so don’t be discouraged and keep practicing.

How do beginners train to become boxers?

Although boxing is one of oldest sports, its popularity has increased only recently. Two fighters are matched up in boxing. They punch eachother until one is knocked out.

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The first step towards becoming a boxer is to find out if you like boxing. Check out some YouTube fights to get a feel for what it is like to hit someone. After you have decided if you are interested in boxing, you can choose the style of fighting that you like.

How long does it take for you to master boxing?

Boxing is the oldest known martial art. China was home to the first ever boxing match, which took place around 2200 BC. Boxing has been practiced over thousands of year. Today, boxing is still loved by celebrities and athletes. It takes approximately 10 months to master boxing.

Because boxing involves so many movements, it is slow to learn. To perform each movement properly, you need specific muscles. It takes time and effort to build these muscles.

Once you have mastered the art of moving your body, you are ready to start learning any type or boxing technique. As you get more proficient at each technique, you will be able to improve your skills.

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Do you have the ability to train yourself to box?

You can learn to box. Just find a local boxing studio and sign up for a class. Although most gyms offer free classes to their members, it is possible to search Google for other local boxing clubs.

Also, you will need equipment such as gloves, mouthpiece, headgear, sparring partners, and headgear. Once you’ve got all of that, you can begin practicing your punches and kicks.

How can I improve my defensive capabilities in fighting?

You can improve your defense in fighting by learning how to fight smart. It is important to know how to defend yourself against all types of attacks, as well as how to counterattack when necessary.

If you don’t know the art of fighting, you won’t have the ability to win any fights. You’ll just get beaten up. If you know how to fight you will be ready for anything.

These are some tips that will help you improve your defense.

  1. Know the origin of your opponent’s attack. This means you need to be attentive to your opponent’s body language. You should pay attention to his body language. If he seems nervous, that could be an indication of his next attack.
  2. Keep your cool. Don’t panic. Instead, stay focused and relaxed.
  3. Block with your arms. Blocking with your arm is a simple, but effective, way to defend yourself against attackers.
  4. Counterattack. If you see your opponent attacking you, then you need to counterattack immediately.
  5. Fight dirty. Fighting dirty can be a way to defend yourself. You can kick your opponent back if he throws a kick at it.

Statistics

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

External Links

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How To

How to setup a Boxing Gym at my House

How to setup a boxing gym is a common question asked every day by people who want to start their own business. People often ask what amount they should spend on equipment, what size space is needed, how many people do they need, etc. There are many factors that affect the cost of starting your own business. Some of them include location, type of business, number of employees, marketing budget, competition etc. The importance of having quality equipment is something that many people forget. Without the proper equipment, you can’t get started. Here are some helpful tips if you want to open a boxing studio in your own home.

  1. You need to have somewhere you can train. It could be a garage, basement or spare room. Even the living room will work. The only requirement is that there must be enough space to set up the equipment.
  2. A punching bag is essential. It is crucial because you will not be able practice punches if you don’t have a punching bag. It can be anything, from a lightweight plastic bag to an expensive leather bag. It should be large enough to comfortably fit you. Make sure it’s durable and sturdy so you can use it over the years.
  3. You need a mat. Matting protects floors and walls from kicks. It is often made of foam rubber. These products can be ordered online or offline.
  4. A bench is a must. Bench is used to support your body while doing pushups. These benches can be bought online and in physical stores. Make sure you get the right size.
  5. You need a speedbag. Speedbags are useful for developing quick hand movements. They can be purchased online or in stores. It is important to ensure that you purchase a product of high quality and lasting value.
  6. You need a headgear. Headgear is used to protect your head during sparring sessions. It can be purchased from online stores or offline stores. Be sure to find the perfect fit and protect your face.
  7. Gloves will be necessary. Gloves are needed to protect your hands during sparring sessions. They can be ordered online or at local shops. You can choose the pair that best suits you and your style.
  8. A mouthpiece is required. Mouthpieces can be used to protect your smile during sparring sessions. These are available online and in offline shops. Choose the right pair for you.
  9. Rings are essential. Rings are used to simulate real fights. You can buy them online or offline. You should ensure that the padding is on both sides to prevent injuries during sparring sessions.
  10. You need a towel. To wipe off sweat after any workout, you will need to use towels. They can either be purchased at your local sporting good store or online. They should be soft and absorbent.

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