JOSH TAYLOR has shrugged off crazy threats from loudmouth rival Teofimo Lopez.
Scotland’s ring king hasn’t been impressed by the New Yorker’s trash talk ahead of Saturday’s clash at Madison Square Garden.
Josh Taylor brushed off the challenger’s outlandish statements
Teofimo Lopez will fight Taylor in New York this weekend
The challenger claimed he wants to kill Taylor during their WBO light-welterweight clash to send out a warning to rivals.
But champion Taylor said: “Come and try to take my life and let’s see who’s the one that ends up in the back of an ambulance. Let him come and try. We’ll see what happens.”
Taylor, 32, also took part in a Zoom interview with Lopez to promote the fight and came to the conclusion the former world lightweight champion isn’t all there.
He added: “We did aa couple of weeks back called Trash Talk and I just think his head is all over the place.
“I don’t know what to take away from that. It can beor very good for me.
“He seems to be all over the place, contradicting himself, making stupid and bold statements. The guy’s a bit of a wreck.”
Since moving up to the 140lb division last year Lopez has struggled to impress in victories against journeymenCampa and Sandor Martin and the feeling among fans is that Taylor – who plans to move up to welterweight – should be able to drop the younger .
“There won’t be many people at thiswho are bigger and stronger than me – or who punch any harder than me,” he admitted.
“I’m definitely one of the top tier in that department, in myclass.
“Lopez might be strong – he might even be a bit stronger than me in terms of physicality. But punching power? I can’t see many people punching as hard as me at this weight.
“Could this be my last time at this weight? Quite possibly. I just need to see how this goes. I could get a rematch with Jack Catterall or Regis Prograis and there’s Devin Haney coming up so they’re all big fights.
“But it’s more about my personal, I want to cement my legacy and add more accolades to my name at 147lbs.
“If I retired tomorrow I’d have left the legacy of being the only undisputed world champion from theand the first Scottish boxer to do it in the four-belt era and only the fifth in .
“However, I want toan even bigger legacy, create even more . I want to become one of the best fighters ever from the and . Long after I’m gone I’ll be in the history books.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can you learn to box?
You can box if you want. Find a local boxing gym and sign up for a class. Most gyms offer free classes, but if you don’t see one nearby, you can always look up local boxing clubs on Google.
You’ll also need some equipment like gloves, mouthpiece, headgear, and sparring partners. Once you have everything you need, you can practice your kicks and punches.
What are some of the benefits of learning how to box
The following are reasons why you should learn how to box.
- It builds confidence. Being able to box will help you face bullies and other bullies.
- It can improve your health. Boxing can help build muscle mass. Muscle mass makes you stronger.
- It teaches you self defense skills. You learn how fight and how to protect yourself.
- It increases your mental toughness. Mental toughness is vital when facing difficult situations.
- It gives you a sense of accomplishment. You’ll feel like a true boxer once you master a technique.
- It’s fun! It’s fun!
- It’s cheap. All you need to do is get a pair or boxing gloves.
- It doesn’t require much space
Can I box without fighting?
Boxing is not possible without fighting. It is important to put in the effort to improve your boxing. You will be able to improve your boxing technique and endurance.
The first step towards improving your boxing technique is to watch some good boxers fight. Pay attention to how they move and throw punches. Also, observe how they defend themselves. Next, try to copy their moves.
The next step is to spar with another boxer. This is where you’ll see whether you’ve improved your boxing technique. You’ll notice how fast and strong you punch, as well as how effective you are at blocking incoming punches, when you spar.
Doing drills is another way to improve your boxing skills. Practice makes perfect, so be patient and persistent.
How can my punching form be improved?
Punching form is one of the most important parts of boxing. A good punch technique is essential if you are to become a better fighter. Here are some tips for improving your punching ability.
- Keep your head high. Keep your head up when you’re throwing punches.
- Punch from the shoulder. Try to punch from the shoulder, not the chin when you throw a punch.
- Your feet are your focus. Focus on your feet when punching.
- Send short, sharp punches. You will feel tired quicker if you throw longer punches.
- Don’t forget about defense! Always keep your distance from any punches coming in.
- Use your elbows. You can defend yourself by using your elbows.
- You can learn to use your legs. You can avoid being knocked to the ground if you learn how to properly use your legs.
- Every day, practice. Even if you feel tired, continue training. It takes practice to become proficient at anything.
- Have fun Enjoy what’s going on.
- Breathe. Breathing correctly will make you stronger and give you energy.
- Relax. Don’t worry too much about making mistakes. Don’t worry about making mistakes. Instead, focus on learning new skills.
- Be patient. Boxing is hard. You will need to practice your boxing skills over time.
- Never stop learning. There will always be improvement.
- You can listen to music. Music can be a great way to relax and concentrate while training.
- Watch videos of professional boxers. The fights can inspire you and motivate you to work harder.
- Read books. Reading is a great way to learn about boxing.
- It is important to take breaks. Sometimes, it is helpful to take a break from boxing. Go outside and play basketball or soccer.
- Find a coach. Boxing is a sport that requires a coach with a lot of experience. This will help you to improve quicker.
- Do push-ups. Push-ups help build strength and endurance.
What does it take to become professional boxer?
Professional boxing requires years of dedication and hard work. A minimum of 10 hours per week is required to train to become a professional ring fighter.
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Here are the Essential Skills of Boxing
How to box effectively
Boxing has become a very popular sport. It is made up of two competitors who aim to knock the head off each other. Each country has its own rules. There are three types: Amateur, Professional, or Olympic boxing.
Amateur boxing can be practiced at school or college. This type of boxing includes sparring sessions with padded gloves and without any protection. Amateur boxing competitions usually last three rounds and last five minutes each. There are many styles to amateur boxing like Kickboxing. Muay Thai. Taekwondo. Karate. Judo. Wrestling.
Boxing is often practiced in gyms or clubs. They are protected by protective equipment like a mouthpiece, nose protector, shinguards, elbow pads and knee pads, waist belt, and groin protection. Professional boxing contests last six rounds and last for four minutes each. There are several different styles of professional boxing including Boxing, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo and others.
Olympic boxing is practiced at the Olympics. Boxers are required to wear international standards-compliant protective gear. The competition lasts for eight rounds, each lasting three minutes. There are only two styles of Olympic boxing; Light Flyweight and Heavyweight.
Boxing is based on the following skills:
- Punching techniques
- Guarding techniques
- Body movement
- Spare parts
There are seven types: Left Hook (right hook), Right Hook (uppercut), Cross (cross), Straight, Overhand, Underhand. Each punch is unique. Some punches require more force than others. A strong uppercut for example requires a lot of force. On the other hand, a straight punch requires less power but it is faster than other punches.
There are also various punching combinations. These are combinations of punches that work together to achieve a specific goal. An entire combination could have several parts. An example of this is a left hook, followed by a right crossing. This will damage the opponent’s jaw.
Boxers use their bodies to defend themselves against attack. He uses his arms, legs, elbows, knees, knees, and feet to do this.
A boxer must use his legs to defend against kicks. After receiving a kick, he will raise his leg and move away from the attacker. If the attack comes from the front, then he bends his knees to avoid being kicked on the side. He will block the kick with his foot if the attack is coming from behind.
Because elbow strikes inflict a lot of pain, they are very effective. An elbow strike can be delivered directly or indirectly. Directly, you strike your opponent with your forearm. Indirectly, you hit him with another portion of your arm.
Boxers use both their hands and arms to prevent 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 make contact with the attacker’s fist.
A boxer should bend his knees in order to absorb any blows to his stomach, abdomen, chest or stomach. A lot of boxers use knee strikes to defend themselves.
A boxer should not be afraid to respond to an attack. This will help him gain distance from his opponent. Additionally, boxers need to maintain their balance when they counter-attack.
In order to box effectively, a boxer needs to establish a stance. His stance will determine how he defends. It dictates how he places his body and faces his opponent. Boxers have many stances to choose from. These are some of our most favorite:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
Moving your body
Boxers must maneuver around their opponent to win fights. This means changing your speed, position and rhythm.
To increase his punching power, a boxer rotates when he throws a punch. Depending on the type and size of punch, the speed at which the rotation takes place varies.
Timing of each punch is crucial to the effectiveness of a combination. A combination is good if it starts with a strong punch then ends with a weaker one.
Sparring is an exercise session to improve boxing skills. A sparring session is where a boxer trains both his mind and his body. The goal of sparring is to learn to fight, and not to get hurt.
Learning to box takes dedication and patience. To become a better boxer, you must train hard and for a long time.