Floyd Mayweather is very rarely if ever controlled. The moments he is controlled, his tendency is to adjust immediately, regaining control of the fight one second at a time. Conor McGregor has won all of his fights with an extremely advanced control game featuring glove, hand, head, feint, Big Man Game, and many other forms of control. Needless to say Control Is Fun! Which fighter will Control this fight?
Below are Boxing Drills that have been advanced to mesh with a Mixed Martial Artist, Muay Thai, or Kickboxers training regimen. Too Often boxing is trained focusing on punches solely. Boxing requires balance, agility, eyes etc etc. Below are a few in fight and training examples of boxing elements that can be directly correlated to a Mixed Martial Artist skill set.
Kell Brook competed very well vs Errol Spence. Here at AMSB we have always been excited by Kell Brook’s potential as a boxer. He possesses phenomenal mental and physical athletic ability. His one flaw as we pointed out four years ago was that he did and does not catch the jab.
We thought he fought well against Golovkin however he did not catch the jab in that fight which doomed him. Against Errol Spence he did not defend well against the jab and it cost him his IBF Belt. Errol Spence proved to have the patience and mental stamina necessary to be a World Champion for a long time.
Nick Frese Boxing Sparring Footage. Nick Frese is a Professional Boxer from Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Sparring with Sitthichai & Kem Sitsongpeenong among many other fighters have given him a ton of experience heading into his Professional Boxing career.
The difference between an old guy that Mastered the FUNdamentals of Boxing. Roy Jones lost his athleticism which took away a lot of his best traits. This is a great examples of how “Small Things are All Things” in Boxing. Mastering the basics is way more important than strength for example when you get older. George Foreman is another great example of this theory.
Once again the most complete competitor in boxing puts on complete boxing clinic vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Saul Canelo Alvarez has been putting on these clinics most of his career. In the type of fight most fans call boring, Canelo was playing Chess and often times twelve steps ahead. Much like Floyd Mayweather’s opponents, Chavez ceased throwing punches and being aggressive because Canelo was in complete control of the pace. He controlled the pace with his jab, his counter punching, his defense, and body punching. Canelo, is a complete boxer.
Canelo vs GGG is Gennady Golovkin’s Black Belt Exam – Canelo vs Chavez Jr Full Fight Was Development
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Muay Thai & Future Kickboxing Prospect Manachi Yokkao Is Constantly In Development. This Video Is About His Jab Offense, Jab Defense, & Movement. A Million Styles Boxing Believes A Jab Comes In Many Forms. Specifically A Jab In Muay Thai Can Be A Jab Punch, Also An Inside Low Kick And A Push Kick. Muay Thai Fighters And Kickboxers Generally Don’t Train Footwork In Drill Form. Instead The Practice Moves. Thus Many Naturally Talented Fighters End Up Fighting On Instinct As Opposed To Options Via The Drills They Have Been Mastering. There Are Many Possibilities Using Movement In Muay Thai And Kickboxing. Here Manacha Is Limited To Standing Still, Moving To His Left Or Moving Straight Backwards. At 20 Years Old I Suspect Once He Starts Drilling Options Working In Concert With His Natural Talent, He Will Become A Hybrid Muay Thai & Kickboxing Competitor.
Anthony Joshua Earns a B+ for His Jab Defense vs Wladimir Klitschko. Anthony Joshua did an excellent job defending in various was against Klitschko’s Jab and Lead Hand overall. These reps are crucial to a young Heavyweight Prize Fighters Development. It all started with him catching the jab which allowed him to see better. Of course he did not completely dominate Wladimir’s jab however he absolutely did a responsible job vs it.
Anthony Joshua continues to develop as a boxing prospect. His Jab defense considering Klitschko has a Black Belt left hand overall was very impressive. Additionally if you listen to the young man speak he has an outstanding boxing psychological mindset.It’s Awesome to see this approach to boxing inside the mind working in concert with the body.This poise was key to defeating Wladimir Klitschko by TKO in the 11th.
Anthony Joshua Executing The Game Plan vs Wladimir Klitschko to Produce a TKO Win!
Anthony Joshua once again proving to be a student and professional athlete. Easily the fighter with the most potential and upside today. Literally he is executing training in every fight. Don’t take my word for it. Watch for yourself in this video, Anthony Joshua Executing Training in the Ring by AMSB (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btbz0sCgkA0)
It’s safe to say win lose or draw boxing is in good hands and is starting to be treated like science again.