Prioritisation for Boxing

Boxing is a sport like no other. A professional fighter will often train 2-3 times a day, but will still need time to work or study, which is quite commendable. Some are fortunate enough to be in boxing training full time, still have to manage media, sponsors, community and family commitments. Ok, we prioritise training too. But how many areas …

Stronger Core Punch Harder

Do you know what one of the most important parts of the body is for developing punch force? During our research, we’ve found that lean muscle of the core has a large relationship with estimated punching force. More core muscle, especially relative to body size, enabled athletes to perform better in our punch specific test. But why is the core important? And …

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: A Scientific Verdict

Is it on? Is it off? Will it ever happen? These have been the questions on the lips of boxing fans for the past 5-6 years. Some thought it would never happen, but on Friday 20th February Floyd ‘money’ Mayweather announced the most anticipated fight of the century. The fight against welterweight rival Manny Pacquiao will happen Saturday 2nd May 2015. …

Get Stronger Punch Harder

Boxing is often deemed as the hardest and most gruelling sport in the world, and there is always an emphasis on a boxers fitness. “Go the distance” “No pain no gain” are common phrases in boxing training, leads to a culture where endurance is the most important physical aspect. This is can be true, however Boxing is not like any other …

Influencing The Next Generation Of Boxing

Strength training for children has been a much debated activity in the past due to it’s misconceived dangers and negative physical affects. It has always been a wonder to me why children are not allowed to do strength training when they get tackled, barged, blocked and punched in their respected sports… surely this is more dangerous than safely picking a …

Science behind the punch: Impulse

Knockout Facts: Forceful punches rely on the impulse-momentum relationship. Impulse is the amount of force developed in a short space of time. Resistance training, Olympic lifting, ballistic, sprint and plyometric training methods are proven to develop impulse. Catch Up… Essentially, Impulse is the amount of force developed in a short space of time. This is often called the rate of force development, important contributor …

The future of boxing strength and conditioning training

Strength and conditioning (S&C) has become somewhat of a ‘buzz’ word in boxing. Over the past few years big name fighters such as Manny Pacquiao and Kell Brook have integrated S&C into their training. Yet, not all athletes and coaches are convinced. But heads are turning and you’re asking the right questions. “Do we need to do long and early …

The Science Behind The Punch

  Danny Wilson shares the science behind your knockout punch. A forceful punch gives you several advantages. Your strong jab allows you to keep your opponent at distance so you can either make an attack or defend one. In your attack you can make rock solid combinations to display your dominance or stop the fight by a KO or TKO. …

Strength and Conditioning

Welcome. This Boxing Science article is an introduction to our Strength and Conditioning section. This section will justify the importance of S&C for Boxing by providing reviews of current training misconceptions and scientific literature, our own research and training interventions we use to improve physical performance for Boxing competition. What to Expect: Science Behind The Punch General and Specific Training Case Studies from …