DEJI has channelled his inner Floyd Mayweather just weeks ahead of their showdown – by copying the boxing legend’s trademark padwork.
The YouTuber turned boxer will throw down with the former five-weight world champion in an exhibition bout a week on Sunday in Dubai.
YouTube sensation Deji will face boxing legend Floyd Mayweather next month
Deji has been leaving no stone unturned ahead of his clash with Money
And he’s even been trying his hand at Mayweather’s trademark pad drills
Deji – the younger brother of KSI – has left no stone unturned ahead of his clash with Money – getting in plenty of extra sessions.
And he’s been practising some of Mayweather’s mesmerising pad drills ahead of fight night.
Video footage of Deji rattling off one of Mayweather‘s pad sequences, which includes defensive and offensive techniques, started doing the rounds on social media last weekend.
And boxing fans were quick to comment, with one saying: “Go on then Deji.”
Another said: “Deji is looking great!”
And another said: “Good coordination, but Floyd does this s**t with no effort but much synchronization and he can translate it in the ring.”
One remarked: “Not gonna lie, he’s looking good.”
Another chimed in: “Deji loves some head movement.”
Deji, who picked up his first win in August, is relishing the opportunity to share the ring with boxing royalty – although he admits he doesn’t know what to expect from Mayweather.
During an appearance on the Ril and Wils podcast, he said: “First and foremost I am expecting fun because I know it is going to be fun.
“I am expecting him to show off his skills and everything because, obviously, people have been saying stuff about him.
“The thing is though there is no blueprint to beat Floyd so I don’t really know what to expect.
“Ultimately I want to go in there and steal some technique.”
Frequently Asked Questions
How do beginner boxers train?
Boxing is one of the oldest sports in existence, but it was only recently that boxing became popular again. Boxing is a sport that involves two fighters fighting each other in a boxing ring. They punch each other until one of them falls.
Finding out if boxing is something you enjoy is the first step to becoming a professional boxer. You can watch some boxing matches on YouTube to feel how it feels hitting someone. After you have decided if you are interested in boxing, you can choose the style of fighting that you like.
How many punches does a human take to get through a round?
A punch is “a blow delivered by a fist”. One punch is all that a human can take. If someone hits you in your face, it is punching. You cannot hit him/her back. That would mean two punches.So, technically speaking, humans can only take one punch at a time!
How can I practice boxing defense by myself?
Boxing is one of the oldest martial arts known to man. Boxing can also be considered to one of hardest sports to perform. It’s not enough to punch someone in their face and knock them out. You need to know how you can defend yourself against punches or kicks.
Find a local boxing gym. Once you’ve found the right place to train, it’s time to purchase gloves and a headgear. Gloves protect the hands while headgear protects the head. Also, you will need to wear shorts with a T-shirt.
Once you have everything you need, you will need to warm up. Start slow and build up speed. When you feel ready, hit the bag and spar with another boxer. Don’t fret if you don’t succeed. Just try again until you nail it.
What is Boxing?
Boxing is a sport in which two people fight to knock one another out. They do this by hitting each other in the head and face. The object of boxing is to hit an opponent as hard as possible without hurting yourself. In order for this to happen, both boxers must be able to throw punches at high speed. They should also have excellent hand-eye coordination.
How can I learn boxing with only a partner?
If you are looking to box with a partner but don’t want to train, you can just watch the professional boxing matches on TV. Or you can find an amateur boxing club near you. Amateur boxing clubs hold regular training sessions. These sessions usually involve sparring partners who hit pads together.
Boxing can also be practiced using punching bags. Just make sure that you’re wearing protective gear such as boxing gloves before hitting the bag.
How many hours do boxers train in a single day?
Boxing trainers typically train for at least four hours per day. They spend time learning new moves and practice their punches, as well as studying boxing techniques. Boxers spar 10 times per week.
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These are the basic skills of boxing
How to box effectively
Boxing is one the most well-known sports in the world. Two opponents fight each other to the death. Boxing rules vary from one country or another. There are three main types of boxing: Amateur boxing, Professional boxing, and Olympic boxing.
Amateur boxing is often practiced at school, college, or university. This type includes sparring sessions using padded gloves, but without protection. Amateur boxing contests are usually three rounds in length, lasting five minutes each. There are many styles to amateur boxing like Kickboxing. Muay Thai. Taekwondo. Karate. Judo. Wrestling.
Professional boxing is usually practiced in gyms, clubs or stadiums. They use protective equipment, such as mouthpieces, nose guards, shin protectors, elbow pads knee pads, waist belts and groin protectors. Professional boxing contests last six rounds and last for four minutes each. There are many styles of professional boxing: Boxing, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Kickboxing and Muay Thai.
Olympic boxing is performed at the Olympics. Special protective gear must be worn by boxers to ensure compliance with international standards. The competition lasts eight rounds of three minutes each. Olympic boxing is limited to two styles: Light Flyweight and Heavyweight.
Boxing’s fundamental skills are:
- Punching techniques
- Guarding techniques
- Body movement
- Spare parts
There are seven types of punches available: Left Hook and Right Hook, Cross, Cross, Straight, Underhand, Overhand, Cross, Straight, Cross, Straight, Cross, Straight, and Overhand. Each punch is unique. Some punches require greater strength than others. A strong uppercut for example requires a lot of force. A straight punch, on the other hand requires less power and is quicker than other punches.
There are many combinations that can be used to punch. These are combinations that combine punches to accomplish a particular goal. A combination can contain multiple parts. An example of this is a left hook, followed by a right crossing. This will damage the opponent’s jaw.
To defend himself from being attacked, a boxer uses his entire body. He does so by using his arms, elbows and hands as well as his knees, knees and legs.
Boxers should use their legs to defend against kicks. After receiving a kick, he will raise his leg and move away from the attacker. To avoid being kicked on the sides, he bends at his knees when the attacker strikes from the front. He will block the kick with his foot if the attack is coming from behind.
Because they inflict pain, elbow strikes can be very effective. An elbow strike can be delivered either directly or indirectly. Directly means you hit your opponent directly with your forearm. While indirectly, it means you hit him with another section of your arm.
Boxers use their arms to stop incoming blows. Boxers use their hands to stop incoming punches. They raise their fists up above their heads and move towards the attack. They then make contact with their attacker’s fist.
A boxer should bend his knees in order to absorb any blows to his stomach, abdomen, chest or stomach. Knee strikes can be used to defend yourself.
A boxer should not be afraid to respond to an attack. This way, he can gain distance between himself and his opponent. Also, boxers must maintain their balance while delivering counter-attacks.
Boxing effectively requires a boxer to have a good stance. His stance will determine how he defends. It determines where he will face his opponent and how he will position his body. Boxers can take many different stances. Here are the most commonly used ones:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
To win a fight, a fighter must move around the opponent. This involves changing positions, speed, rhythm and timing.
A boxer will rotate his arm when he is throwing a punch. Depending on the type and size of punch, the speed at which the rotation takes place varies.
The timing of each punch determines the effectiveness of a combination. A combination is good if it starts with a strong punch then ends with a weaker one.
Sparring is a practice session designed to improve boxing skills . During sparring sessions, a boxer trains his mind as well as his body. The purpose of sparring is, in short, to learn how fight and not get hurt.
You need to have patience and dedication in order to learn how boxing works. To become a better fighter, you have to train hard and continue to work.