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Holiday Gift Guide for Boxers and Boxing Fans

With Christmas and the holidays quickly approaching it is a good time to get some near gear. Good thing we have a holiday gift guide for boxers and boxing fans alike.

In this little guide you will find something for everyone including gifts for men, women and children.

We’ve made it easy by complying our best stuff together so it is easier for you to find the perfect holiday gift. Scroll down below to see what you can get.

Fortis ‘I Fight To Win’ T-Shirt

For all the winners out there, show everyone you only fight to win. This is a great t-shirt perfect for that perfect man or woman in your life or even as a gift for yourself.

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Fits perfectly and looks awesome. Grab your t-shirt now.

Fortis ‘I’m the Best Ever’ Hoody

So this might seem slightly arrogant or boastful to wear but if you are the best ever, then why not let people know about it, it just makes sense! The quote on the hoody is actually taken from one of Mike Tyson’s quote in his post match interviews.

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A beautiful hoody that fits great and available in a variety of colours. Also available in t-shirts and tank tops.

Fortis Boxing Gloves

Our flagship boxing gloves that are truly a work of art. Exquisitely hand crafted using the highest quality materials and superior quality leather.

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Comfortable to wear and features multiple layered padding for your protection and safety.

Available in two colours; black and white.

Currently our boxing gloves are only available to buy on Amazon for customers in the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Spain.

Fortis Gym Bag

Do you have loads of things and nowhere to put them? Maybe you’ve got your boxing gloves, hand wraps, kit and other stuff as well. Why not get our gym bag to put everything in. The gymbag is not only spacious but is also sexy!

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The bag has the Fortis lion across the front and is aesthetically beautiful.

Fortis ‘Warrior’ Snapback

What better way of showing people you mean business by wearing the ‘Warrior’ snapback. Not only is it ultra stylish but also exhibits to people you are a warrior.

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Comes in a number of colours and would make an awesome gift for anyone!

Fortis ‘Haters’ T-shirt

Do you have haters? It’s a good thing if you do. It means you’re doing something right. And what better way to acknowledge them than with this shirt.

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This is a gorgeous shirt that has ‘Haters gonna hate’ across the front of it. Obviously haters only have one thing they are good at and that’s hating.

Available in a number of different colours.

Fortis ‘Box’ Tank Top

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A comfortable tank top that is good to wear for those hectic training sessions. Beautifully printed and also available in hoodies and t-shirts. Fit for both men and women and available in various colours.

Fortis Children’s T-Shirt

For all the little champions out there! Your little one’s won’t want to take the shirt off. It’s super comfortable to wear, made out of cotton and shows how much of a beast they are.

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Available in 7 different colours and for a steal of a price!

 

 

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Punching Fails: How Not to Punch

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Throwing a basic punch is something that everyone should know how to do, right? You would be surprised at how many people still don’t know how to.

As you’ll see in this article, there are tons of people who don’t know how to punch properly. You might have different reactions upon seeing them; it might be shock, surprise or even bemusement but you will definitely find them funny.

We can’t really take credit for any of these clips and all credit must go to the respective owners. Without further ado here’s some punching fails!

Punching Road Signs

Why would someone want to punch a sign? Is the guy on something?

Just some of the questions that might be going through your head when you watch this clip. However he doesn’t seem to care still tries to punch the sign.

But the sign isn’t no pushover and instantly retaliates by pivoting and smacking him back. Major punching fail!

Lesson learned, don’t try punching a sign. Sign – 1, guy who gets hit by sign – 0.

Punching Fail

Have a look at this next clip. Rocky and Mickey try having a going on the punching bag machine and setting a high score.

The only problem is they can’t punch. First Rocky tries a couple of times and then Mickey tries showing him but they both fail. The results are hilarious.

Punching Bag Fail

Here’s the next Conor Mcgregor hitting the bag. He hits the bag with some punches and kicks but it’s pretty funny to see what happens next.

To be honest it’s not really the right place to hang up a punching bag, near a computer.

Ip Man Punching Fail

This one has Ip Man practicing his wing chun. He uses his power and speed to deliver an unforgettable blow to the punching bag.

This one is slightly different to the rest of the videos in terms of its not actually his punching that fails but more the punching bag.

Speed Ball Fail

We wanted to save the best till last and this one is absolutely hilarious! It starts with the big man trying to talk down to the bag and how he’s going to knock the speed ball’s lights out.

The end results are too funny. Just watch the clip.

 

That’s a wrap from us. If you happen to have an actual fight, don’t take cues from these guys on how to throw a punch because it won’t be very effective. Remember to share this article.

Which one’s did you find the most funny?

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Basic Musts for Boxing Beginners

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A lot of people think of boxing as just a sport. It’s not just a sport, its an art. But to understand the art of boxing properly you must first master the basics.

In this article we are going to go through some of the basics of boxing.

Understanding stances

Foot placement is first the first step and arguably the most important aspect of the stance as it’s possible the best defensive move. Your stance will prove vital in your boxing game as it gives you a competitive edge with your power, range, stability etc. First of all, your dominant hand should always be your back hand, so if you are right handed, position left foot forward and your right hand back. Distribute your weight evenly across both of your legs and slightly bend your knees. Keep your feet a little bit wider than your shoulder length and rest on more on the front of your feet. Keep your head behind your gloves with your elbows down and arms up.

Jabs

For starts, there are many different jabs and more than one use for a jab. You can unsettle and distract your opponent, counter-attack, distance yourself to set up attacks and a whole lot more. The jab is the fastest punch and the lightest to throw. It’s easy to train the jab, even without access to a gym or equipment. Simply shadow-box to work your jab or if accessible, put hours in on a bag or in sparring. The jab often opens ups the potential to throw heavy punches while keeping your opponent at bay. Never overlook the jab.

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Counter-Punch

Most defenses, if not all, lead to a counter opportunity, A counter will be sure to catch your opponent off guard as one of the last thing they will be thinking off while trying to knock your block off is an instant punch in return. Be sure to keep your eyes on your opponent during sparring and allow yourself some time to feel your opponent out for techniques and timings and make them pay.

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Parrying

Parrying is a great way to deal with a power puncher as it eases off the impact of the punch. Parrying is when you roll away with the punch, slightly deflecting it. It is also a great way to use your opponent’s momentum against them while tiring them out. This won’t work against all fighters such as less aggressive boxers or shorter opponents with the best way to train this would be training drills and sparring. During sparring, be sure to get hang of covering your vulnerable areas but can leave you stuck in a defensive shell so look to avoid falling into that trap.

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Slipping

Slipping is the most demanding of skill as it requires complete focus. If you are able to make your opponent miss, you are completely free to counter punch and can be extremely effective against faster boxers and can act as a tool to close distance on a long reach fighter. Practice your head and leg movement to get outside of jabs and getting low while rotating your body away from punches opens an opportunity to counter punch. In sparring, try to slip punches barely, allowing you more time to counter rather than always focusing on getting out of the way of the next punch due to less of a window to get the counter in.

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How to Improve Boxing Footwork

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Most beginners in boxing think that boxing footwork doesn’t matter. Footwork is often overlooked as something that is not as important as perfecting your punches. But they couldn’t be more wrong. Boxing footwork is important to perfect for all boxers whether beginner or advanced – they can always improve their footwork.

Footwork not only helps with movement and mobility but also helps with speed and power as well as positioning yourself to be in a better position. The majority of your power comes from leg and correctly positioning them. Footwork is what makes the exceptional boxers stand out from the so-so boxers.

In this article we are going to share with you tips on how to improve your boxing footwork and become a better boxer.

How to Improve Boxing Footwork

Whenever watching a fight on YouTube or on TV make note and watch their feet. Don’t focus on their hands but their feet and you will note how you can improve your footwork. Watching other boxers like Muhammad Ali, Roy Jones Jr and Mike Tyson will help you to improve your own boxing footwork. You can learn a lot by just doing that.

Doing this will not only give you a better sense of when to move and how to move it will make you a lot more knowledgeable. Don’t just watch the fight, study the fighters and how they move, how they use their footwork to dodge their opponents and how they get into better positions.

Jump Rope

Jumping rope is one of the most important exercises for boxers and there’s no doubt why. It keeps you on your feet when jumping rope. Not only that but there are plenty of benefits including increase stamina, endurance and footwork among many other things.

With the continued jumping it will improve your leg strength as well. An increase in leg strength will mean you’ll be able to move around much more swiftly and have much better footwork.

There’s loads of pro boxers that do jump rope and they do it because it produces results.

Shadowboxing

Shadowboxing is great for improving your footwork. When shadowboxing practice your punches and footwork including your movement. Pretend you are fighting an opponent and practice dodging, head movement, pivots and whatever else you think you need to work on.

Try to do it in front of a mirror if you can. If you shadowbox in front of a mirror you can see where you go wrong and improve it.

Hold light weights that are about 1-2 pounds and start shadow boxing with them every other day. They will help tone your muscles up as well as help you with mobility.

Take up Dance

Not the most conventional choice but if you’re serious about improving your footwork take up dancing or sign up to some dance classes.

In 2007 Floyd Mayweather took part in Dancing with the Stars – a celebrity dance show. Although Mayweather never won the show he did gain experience from the show in terms of dancing. The dance taught him how to move even more effectively and improved his footwork.

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A few months after the dance show he had his fight against British boxer Ricky Hatton and won the fight via TKO.

A large part of dancing involves getting the footwork correct. It doesn’t really matter what kind of dancing you do – whether salsa, cha-cha-cha or hip hop. Dance not only improves your footwork but can also make you more agile and develop your reactions.

You can get involved in dancing by finding out at your local community centre.

Plyometric Exercises

Plyometric exercises basically are anything that involve explosive movement. You may notice that football players do a lot of explosive exercises and plyometric exercises during their training. This is because footballers require a lot of explosive speed and strength and need to use it during short quick bursts.

This is exactly what plyometric exercises will develop for you, it will develop that explosiveness and the agility and quickness you need.

Some plyometric exercises are:

Squat Jumps

Just as the name suggests you first go into a squat by bending your legs and going down to about right angle position, then you explosively jump upwards as high as you can, that counts as one rep.

Box Jumps

The box jump sounds easy but is far from it. Get a box or something that you can jump on, something that can hold your weight. The idea is the explosively jump onto the box and then come back down, kinda like a cat does.

You can improvise with the boxes if you can’t find anything or don’t have proper box jump boxes.

Long Jump

You’ll need to get into a bit of space for this one. Just like the Olympic event, squat down and jump forward as high and as far as you can. Then either turn around and jump again or jump ahead.

Kneeling Jump Squat

This one is slightly harder than the rest of the exercises mentioned here but it is a really great exercise. You should practice this a bit before actually doing this exercise.

Start on your knees and then draw your arms back and then swing them forward to generate momentum to jump into a squatting position, so you land on both feet.

 

If you work on these things and implement the exercises and tips into your routine you will get faster and better footwork.

We hope these tips helped, If you have any of your own tips let us know in the comments.

 

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Boxing vs MMA: When Boxing fought MMA

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The Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight is quickly approaching on August 26, with many people having mixed reactions – some calling it a circus while some are calling it the biggest fight ever.

However no one can deny that they are both at the top of their respective sports. And with both Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor set to earn a potential 100 million each, its going to be a massive fight.

There is something unique about this fight, this will be the first time in history a MMA fighter has agreed to fight a boxer in a boxing match.

We’re going to take a walk down memory lane and look at the past fights that have happened between MMA fighters and boxers and what the outcome has been. Come and take a walk with us.

Muhammad Ali vs Antonio Inoki – 1976

The fight occurred in June 26, 1976 and is believed to be one of the earliest recorded fights of a boxer fighting another fighter in another discipline. At the time Muhammad Ali was the best and undisputed heavyweight champion. Antonio Inoki was a professional Japanese wrestler who was the NWF heavyweight champion.

Before the fight there was much build up with Muhammad Ali challenging any fighter from Japan and offering them a million dollars to fight.

The fight was highly publicised and there was a huge turnout for the fight. The fight also had a special set of rules. This is fight is known to inspire mixed martial arts.

Ali vs Inoki after 15 rounds ended in a draw.

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Randy Couture vs James Toney – 2010

Randy Couture was a five time UFC champion and an great grappler. James Toney was a three weight world boxing champion who was a hard hitter. This fight involved James Toney having to step in to the octagon for the first time. For this has was contracted with the UFC.

The fight happened at UFC 118 in August 28, 2010.

Randy Couture dominated James Toney and took him out in the first round and making him submit in just over 3 minutes.

It was a quick fight and Toney was just not ready for the grappling and ground game of Couture. During the build up to the fight James Toney was stating how quick he would end the fight, however it didn’t quite go the way he wanted it to.

Many boxers and MMA fighters have fought over the years but this fight just showed fans that MMA is a serious contender for boxing.

Ray Mercer vs Tim Sylvia – 2009

The year was 2009 and heavyweight boxing champion Ray Mercer was going up against UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia. Bearing in mind Ray Mercer was six foot one and Tim Sylvia was a towering six foot eight. The height difference and reach was big.

The first round started and Ray Mercer knocked Tim Sylvia out in the first nine seconds with an amazing overhand right punch which was his first punch of the fight.

It was a shock upset for Tim Sylvia with many people having him as a favourite to win. This affected Sylvia’s career and after a few years he retired.

Over the years there have been many times when boxers have entered the Octagon and faced off against MMA fighters but this will be the first time ever in history when a MMA fighter goes against a boxer in a boxing ring.

There have been mixed results to when boxers and MMA fighters have faced each other, when Mayweather and McGregor face each other we don’t know who is going to lose but what we do know both of them are going to be big winners, financially.

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Conor McGregor’s Biggest Boxing Flaws

If you’re thinking of betting on the underdog for Mayweather/McGregor, this article (courtesy of the coaching staff at Warrior Punch) could save you some serious cash!

As our film study will show, Conor McGregor makes two fundamental boxing errors that could get him hurt on August 26th. While he hasn’t paid for them yet, Mayweather’s boxing audit will exploit every mistake he makes on fight night.

So without further ado, let’s get into it!

Boxing Mistake #1) McGregor Overextends His Punches

Though the debates rages on in the martial arts world, it’s generally believed that power is God-given, and in this regard McGregor is truly blessed. Unfortunately, McGregor knows it, and he makes many of the mistakes common to born punchers as a result.

It’s very common for people who’ve fallen in love with their power to overcommit to their punches. They want to make the most of their natural gifts, so they train to punch through their target every time. They hurl their hips and shoulders into every shot, sacrificing their balance, combination punching, and energy-efficiency to generate maximum power.

Here, we see McGregor doing just that:

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Overlooking the flared elbow and lifted rear foot for now, let’s focus on the inefficiency of McGregor’s extension. The punch should have stopped in Frame 3 (bottom left), but he continues to drive through, well past the optimal “lock-out” point. Max power is McGregor’s goal; he’s of the mind that the further the punch travels, the harder it will be. This is the same thinking that drives streetfighters to cock their punching hand back before a haymaker. And while the theory is sound, the application is rarely pretty.

Think of a power punch as a car crash: the damage is done at the moment the two vehicles collide, not when the aftershock pushes the cars further down the road. In McGregor’s case, he extends the cross past the point of impact, spending energy on a “push” after the collision’s already occurred.

Frame 4 shows a classic over-extension. Conor his punches like this in all of his fights; you can see it happening against Barao, Mendes, Brimage, Poirier, and Aldo. His excessive follow-through generates a lot of power, but it’s a recipe for disaster against a counter-punching boxer of Mayweather’s calibre. It leaves Conor unbalanced and out of position to follow up with punches, and forces him to spend a lot of energy to recover.

Here’s another example:

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Look at how far McGregor ends up over the lead hip. He is completely overcommitted, and in no position to follow up with anything from his right (lead) side.

Overextending like this is a bad move against Diaz, who stays compact and controlled, but it’s strategic suicide against “TBE.” Beyond opening him up for big counter shots, these excessive movements threaten to burn him out down the stretch, something he’s been criticized for already in shorter fights with Nate Diaz.

Imagine trying to outlast someone in a squatting competition – would you stick to quarter squats, or go ass-to-grass every time? In this metaphor, Conor’s doing the latter. In contrast, Floyd Mayweather’s movements are more subtle and efficient, allowing him to spend less energy and stay balanced at all times. Simply put, Conor’s inefficient extension gives him a tremendous disadvantage in terms of endurance, punch volume, and defensive success.

Expect Floyd to wait for McGregor to overcommit, then light him up with combinations as he scrambles to recover, like Diaz did in their first encounter.

Boxing Mistake #2) McGregor Neglects a Basic Boxing Guard

McGregor has exceptional timing, agility, and boxing skills, but he neglects one of the most fundamental defenses out there. Call it the guard, the shell, the turtle; they’re all variations on static defensive hand positioning, and you’ll rarely see McGregor using any of them.

Looking back to his first fight with Nate Diaz, we get a very telling image contrasting how these two “MMA boxers” choose to enter punching range:

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McGregor forgoes basic blocking in favour of skillful slips and parries, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing; after all, slipping keeps your hands free for offense, and parries give you as measure of control over the opponent’s parried hand. But these “active” forms of defense come at a cost.

We can see three instances where McGregor is successful in setting up his slip and counter game here:

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In Frame 1, McGregor is working a pull counter to set up a counter left cross. In Frame 2, he’s slipping left (outside the jab) to cock his counter left uppercut. In Frame 3, he’s slipping right (inside the jab) and throwing his overhand left simultaneously.

Looking further at McGregor’s “active” boxing defense, we see four instances of him playing his parry and counter game:

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In Frame 4, we see a cross-body parry; the same he used to knock Aldo out cold.

So what’s the problem with “active” boxing defense?

Unfortunately, although he has excellent timing and a pretty high success rate with these counters, these techniques are relatively energy-intensive, and using them exclusively will burn him out very quickly against Floyd Mayweather. This is especially true when you consider Floyd’s speed – Conor will essentially be “racing” Floyd’s punches when he slips, which means he’ll need consistent explosive output to make this form of defense work.

In my experience, it’s better to cover potential openings and be opportunistic about slips and parries than it is to rely on them exclusively. McGregor shouldn’t only block, but he’d benefit from doing it more.

Wrapping Up

Nothing’s certain in combat sports, but you can rest assured that these two fundamental boxing mistakes will get Conor into trouble on fight night. Conor will need to reel in his punches and incorporate more restful modes of defense if he hopes to outlast and even dethrone boxing’s best fighter.

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The Beginners Guide to Boxing

Adapting a boxers diet can be difficult when you are used to eating burgers and fries from McDonald’s. Professional athletes and boxers have to be strict with their diet. They don’t binge eat take out food and ice cream.

Boxers usually follow a strict diet to other athletes like bodybuilders, runners, footballers, etc. They usually don’t fall of their routine either. They may have the odd cheat meal here and there but it’s not something they make a habit of.
You want to have a good balance of protein and carbohydrates while also adding some fats into your diet. Also you want to incorporate vitamins and fiber into your body as these help digest food.

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A good balance is to have 45% each of protein and carbohydrates and 10% fats.

Protein is good for promoting muscle growth and building muscle up once you have trained. It is vital to include proteins for your diet for muscle growth. Protein can come from foods like nuts, chicken, fish, beef, milk, eggs, tofu, cottage cheese, beans, lentils and Greek yogurt

Carbohydrates are for building energy and to keep you energised through out the day. They are a staple in any boxers diet. Healthy carbohydrates sources include pasta, rice, bread, potatoes, spaghetti, oats, quinoa and milk.
Including healthy fats in your diet helps reduce your cholesterol and can reduce your risk of getting type 2 diabetes. Foods high in healthy fats are avocados, walnuts, almonds, olives, dark chocolate and flaxseed.

You want to drink plenty of water through out the day as well. Water not only keeps you hydrated but also increases energy and gives. Try to aim to drink about a gallon of water a day which equates to round about 4.5 litres of water. It might seem like a lot but you’ll get used to it after a while.

Another good idea is to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. They are naturally high in fiber and vitamins so they will benefit your body.

Keep away from fried foods and fast food joints like McDonald’s and Burger King. Also avoid carbonated soft drinks and processed foods. They add nothing and will just put a negative effect to your hard work.

Example Diet Plan

You can make your own diet plan but here is an example of a diet plan you could follow:

Breakfast
2-3 Eggs
2 Slices of Toast
1 Avocado
Water
Milk

Snack
½ Cup Greek Yogurt
Water
Fruit Juice

Lunch
2 Chicken Breast
Rice
Vegetables
Fresh Fruit
Pre-Workout Meal
Oatmeal
½ Cup Cottage Cheese
Water

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Dinner
Chicken or Steak
Pasta
Fresh Fruit
Water
Milk
Snack
½ Cup Cottage Cheese
Water

Training Routine

It is ideal and recommended to train at a boxing gym as they have all the equipment you need to train and also you can get some good advice.

However if you don’t have a boxing gym close to you, you can start training at home by just getting a some things like a heavy bag and skipping rope. You can also invest in a floor to ceiling bag or speed bag if you want although its not necessary.

Each exercise is split up into rounds. Each round is 3 minutes long. After one round you have a 30 second rest.
The training routine is taking into account that you have minimal equipment available and just a heavy bag and skipping rope.


Warm Up
Jogging (1 Mile)
Shadow Boxing (3×3 rounds)
Skipping (2×3 rounds)

Training
Heavybag (3×3 rounds)
Calisthetics [push ups, squats, bench dips, squat thrusts] (do 15 reps each exercise and do as many sets as you can of each exercise) (3×3 rounds)
Practice one combo on heavybag (2×3 rounds)
Abdominal exercises [sit ups, crunches] (do 25 reps each exercise and do as many sets as you can) (3×3 rounds)

Cool down
Stretching (1×3 rounds)
Abdominal exercises [sit ups, crunches] (do 25 reps each exercise and do as many sets as you can) (2×3 rounds)

This is just a sample routine and you can follow it or alter it to how you want. You can even make your own routine and follow that.

If you follow this plan it will help you become a better boxer and better athlete.

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How to Take Care Of Your Fortis Elite Leather Boxing Gloves

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Have you got your new pair of Fortis Elite boxing gloves but you don’t no how to take care of them. You will want to look after them and protect them.

Your leather boxing gloves are an essential part of your boxing gear and it is vital to take care of them and maintain them. After constant use your boxing gloves will start to develop a foul odour and bacteria will start to harvest in their unless you clean them.

They are leather boxing gloves so they are reasonably easy to take care of but still it’s very important to protect them.

In this article we are going to tell you how you can look after your Fortis Elite leather boxing gloves.

How to clean your boxing gloves

Once you have trained with them, you will probably notice that they are sweaty and they might be slightly dirty.

After each training session you should use a damp cloth wipe the outer surface of the gloves. Wipe of any dry residue, dirt or anything else you might notice. This helps to keep the gloves clean and makes sure they are in tip top condition.

It’s a good idea to wear hand wraps when you put on boxing gloves as they will absorb any sweat and help protect your hands more as well.

If you want to keep them in great condition every month you should use a leather conditioner. A good leather conditioner we recommend Trinova Leather conditioner and Restorer or Dubbin.

1. This not only protects them and takes care of the gloves but it also strengthens the leather. Just add a little amount on a cloth or old t-shirt and rub it all on the outer surface of the boxing gloves. This removes sweat and any dirt or dust that has built up on the boxing gloves. It also strips any older oils that the leather lets off and replaces it with newer oils.

2. Let it the leather conditioner soak in for about 5 minutes.

3. Once you’ve done this get a clean dry cloth or old t-shirt and wipe the conditioner off. You can just do it in circular motions. Make sure you get all of the conditioner off glove so it is no longer slippery or slick.

4. Leave them out to dry for the day and they should be good to go. You should do this with both gloves.

Once you have cleaned them you can store them in the packaging bag that the Fortis boxing gloves come with as this will protect them from any dirt or dust.

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Remember to wipe them clean with a dry or damp cloth every training session to keep them clean but never put them in the washing machine or use soap and water on them.

How to get rid of the smell

After a few training sessions of you wearing the gloves and you sweating buckets in them, you’ll notice that your gloves stink! They’ll probably smell like an animal has died in them!

Not to worry though. It’s relatively easy to get rid of that foul odour.

We recommend stuffing the gloves with cedar chips as they neutralize the bad odour and get rid of it. But if cedar chips are something that you can’t get hold of then a better option is to use the Glove Deodorizer by No Stink.

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The glove deodorizer is cheap to buy and is all natural. It gets rid of any smell that your boxing gloves might have using a combination of charcoal and bamboo.

This removes any moisture from your gloves and removes any bacteria that might be in your boxing gloves.

With the Glove Deodorizer after your training session all you have to do is put in inside the boxing glove and it’ll get rid of the smell.

A few things you should note on what not to do. Do not put your gloves out in direct sunlight because that will just harden the leather and make it crack. Another thing that you do not want to do is blow dry it as this will do the same thing and make it crack as well.

Taking care of your boxing gloves is important and will help you to prolong the life of your leather boxing gloves. You will have to look after them but once you do it will help make the gloves last longer.

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Floyd Mayweather Training Routine and Diet Plan

Floyd Mayweather is one of the best defensive fighters of his generation. He is able to avoid, block and defend most of his oppositions attacks and frustrates his opponents as they are not able to hit him. Mayweather may not be an exciting fighter to watch but he gets the job done and is a skillful boxer.

Floyd is a very accomplished boxer being a 5 division world champion, being undefeated at 49 fights and winning tons of medals. He truly works hard to keep at the top of his game.

He may have his critics saying he is too arrogant, excessively displays his money even when he doesn’t have to and has no respect for women but nobody can deny his work ethic. He does train extremely hard. He’s pretty fast as well.

Depending on whether Mayweather has an upcoming fight coming up or not he will adjust his training. Mayweather has a lot of stamina but he worked hard to get his stamina to where it is now.But usually it goes something like this:

Floyd Mayweather Training Routine

Run: You probably already know the many benefits of running; improved stamina & endurance, great cardio work out, etc, etc. Mayweather usually jogs 3-5 miles a day.

Shadow boxing: Shadow boxing is great for warming up the muscles before your training session starts properly. He can do shadow boxing for upto 15 minutes practicing his form, movement and technique.

He also does weighted shadow boxing by holding a light dumbbell in each hand. Sounds intense right? Try doing this for 4 rounds like he does.

Sparring: Sparring is an exercise that is vital in any boxers routine. Tons of boxers use sparring because it reenacts actual fights. Mayweather does about 10 – 12 rounds in one session. One round usually lasts for around 3 minutes.

Sparring helps Mayweather practice combinations, techniques and tactics while also brushing u on his boxing skills and stamina.

Heavy bag: On the heavy bag he practices combos and power punches. He also practices his punching speed by unleashing bursts of punches at once. Depending on what he wants to train on he will hit different punches and do different routines on the bag

Floor work: Having a strong core is very important if you want to become a great boxer. Having a strong core helps prevent injuries and strengthens the back and pelvis muscles. Mayweather does plenty of abs exercises such as the ab roller, situps and crunches.

Pad work: Increases speed, coordination and timing. Floyd usually does a throws a variety of combos while practicing his slipping and blocking techniques as well.

Bodysuit work: He will have someone where the body suit and start punching the suit with body shots. Body shots can throw the opponent off balance and knock the wind out of them.

Speed bag: Speed bag work is great because it improves endurance and speed. Not only that but it develops a rhythm for you and helps with hand eye coordination.

Neck work with weights: A strong neck is key for durability and injury prevention from repeated strikes to the head. Floyd will use a neck harness with a light weight and lift the weight.

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200 sit-ups, pull-ups, dips, jump rope, double-end bag: A circuit routine like this helps boost muscular endurance and strength throughout the entire body.

He will do a mix of these and do a few rounds of each. If you want to try something like this yourself, do each exercise above for three rounds, with each round consisting of 3 minutes.

If you are a beginner do two rounds of each exercise with each round consisting of 1 and a half minutes.

Diet Plan

Nutrition is a very important and Mayweather knows that. He knows that no matter how much exercise he does if he eats junk and foods that aren’t good for him, all that exercise is wasted because he would just reverse the effect of the exercise by eating junk.

Floyd Mayweather hires a personal chef to cook for him and she charges $1,000 a plate. Quiana Jeffries aka Chef Q is a highly skilled chef who cooks everything for him from scratch with organic food.

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He is a pretty demanding client but at $1,000 a plate who wouldn’t be. Chef Q is available for him 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Whatever he wants to eat she will cook it up for him, whether it is 3 in the morning or 11 at night.

The ‘Money’ man doesn’t really have a set plan on what he eat or he doesn’t really have a set structure on what to eat on specific days. He just eats whenever. He is pretty spontaneous when it comes to eating.  But he does have the benefit of having a professional personal chef on his beck and call.

But for those of us that can’t afford a to pay a personal chef $1,000 a plate, we can still eat like a champion.

Eat foods that are high in protein. Eat a mix of protein and carbohydrates while also including fiber from fruits and vegetables into your diet.

Proteins can include chicken, fish and meat while carbohydrates can include rice, pasta or potatoes.

Mayweather does have the very best support around him to help him but you can still do the same with a good routine in place. Mayweather started from somewhere as well. You have to as well. Just start.

 

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Why Conor Mcgregor Will Knock Out Floyd Mayweather

Everybody is already writing off Conor Mcgregor. Oscar De La Hoya thinks it will be an insult to boxing and Mayweather will win easily. Mike Tyson thinks Mayweather will make Mcgregor look ridiculous boxing. Even casual boxing fans are going on about how Floyd Mayweather will run rings around Conor Mcgregor.

The super fight takes place on August 26 2017 in Nevada, USA. It may be Mcgregor’s first professional boxing match but this doesn’t mean he hasn’t boxed before. In fact as a youth he first started with boxing and spent many years practicing it before moving onto MMA.  He’s not as inexperienced in boxing as many think.

This isn’t the first time boxing and MMA fighters have clashed. Back in 1976 the legendary Muhammad Ali who was then the heavyweight champion had a fight against professional Japanese wrestler Antonio Anoki. In the same event professional wrestler Andre the Giant had a fight against boxer Chuck Wepner. The former ended in a draw while the latter ended with Andre the Giant winning.

More recently boxer Ray Mercer knocked out former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia with one punch when they faught in 2009. A year later in 2010 another clash occurred between a boxer and MMA fighter. This time it was between UFC former heavyweight/light heavyweight champion Randy Couture and former world heavyweight champion James Toney.

Mayweather is a lot more experienced than Mcgregor in boxing and because they are going to be fighting according to boxing rules a lot of people think it’s going to be a walk over for Mayweather. Even bookies have Mayweather as the favorite to win.

But we think Mcgregor will knockout Mayweather when they have their boxing bout. Here’s why:

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Versatile

Because of Conor Mcgregor’s experience in UFC and MMA he is a lot more versatile than Floyd Mayweather is. He can switch styles and adapt to Mayweather’s style. He has proven this time and time again in the UFC. Conor utilizes a variety of different fighting styles including boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Karate.

Height & Weight

Naturally Conor Mcgregor is taller than Floyd Mayweather by an inch. Mcgregor is 5″9 and Mayweather at 5″8. He also has a natural heavier weight than Mayweather. Mcgregor has fighted at 170 pounds and above. They are both going to be fighting at 154 pounds but Mcgregor is known to weigh more after the weigh in, mostly due to hydration and eating more after the weigh in.

As well as being both heavier and taller than Mayweather, Mcgregor has a two inch longer reach. It may only be two inches but that extra reach can make a whole lot of difference.

Higher Knockout Ratio

Out of the 24 fights that Conor has had in the UFC he has won 21 of them. Of those 21 fights he has won 18 of them he been via knockout. This is a 86% knockout ratio, which is very good indeed.

 

On the other hand for Floyd he has had 49 fights and out of those 49 he has won all of his fights. This is impressive in itself. Very few boxers and fighters have had a unbeaten record. However he has only won 26 of those bouts by knock out. This works out to be a 53% knockout ratio.

He’s not known for his knockout prowess or his punching power but what he is known for is his defensive power. His defensive abilities is truly amazing and he is one of the best defensive powers.

Age

Floyd Mayweather is 12 years older than Mcgregor with Floyd being 40 years old and Conor being 28. Age may not be everything as George Foreman proved that age doesn’t make a difference by winning the heavyweight title at 45 years old.

But at 28 years old, Mcgregor is in the prime of his career while at 40 years old Mayweather has long gone past his prime.

Plus his last fight was nearly two years ago against Andre Berto in September 2015 after which he announced his retirement. While his Irish opponents last match was in November 2016. Now Mayweather says he isn’t rusty and still trains regularly but only time will tell.

Who do you think will win? Boxing or MMA? Mayweather or Mcgregor? 

Post who you think will win in the comments.