Jun 27 2013

Create Your Own Ring Identity.

The best advice I can give to any young fighter is to develop their own style and ring identity.

Take from the greats, your boxing idol, but mold that into your own style.

It was said Muhammad Ali once waited 4 hours outside the gym of former light heavyweight champion Willie Pastrano just to watch him shadow box in the ring and watch him move.

Ali ADORED Willie’s footwork. Willie had smooth, nimble, quick feet.

Ali had superb footwork.

Now you know why.

Willie was ironically trained by Angelo Dundee.

People don’t know that, for as great as Ali was, he took from other good and great fighters and molded it into his own never could be replicated style.

Ali also took from his idol Sugar Ray Robinson calling him the master.

Those who tried to be like Ali we never heard of for obvious reasons, they got KO’d.

Tyson took took from Dempsey, Marciano, etc…

James Toney took from Ezzard Charles, Jersey Joe Walcott, Archie Moore etc…

So don’t try to be Floyd, take from him, but mold what he does best into your own style.

This is how all the greats became great.

Taking from others and creating their own identity…

Jun 25 2013

I have never been anti road work, I’ve always been anti one way training.

Think energy system development when choosing your conditioning poison of choice.

Aerobic is the easiest, alactic capacity is the most neglected.

Here my fighters are doing road work while keeping their hands up with 16 ounce sparring gloves on.

Make road work more challenging.

Think outside the box with it.

Just don’t choose a conditioning drill, understand what you are developing and what energy system needs addressed.

Underdeveloped energy systems = an unprepared fighter.

Chew on that.

Jun 14 2013

How To Train For Alactic Power.

John Phan improving his reactive strength with 1 arm medicine ball throws with rotation.

We are addressing the push & twist patterns of boxing with this reactive exercise.

I love having my fighters & myself use the mason wall for a faster rebound/reactive effect.

Build Alactic Power & explosive speed targeting your type IIb muscle fibers with this exercise by keeping the your working sets under 10sec.

Jun 12 2013

How To Build Explosive KO Punching Power.