Paddy Barnes Crushed In 4

Popular Irish amateur standout Paddy Barnes had his professional dreams destroyed, in his first world title outing. It was an ambitious aim for the 31 year old flyweight. In only his sixth fight he challenged for the WBC world title, against seasoned pro, Christofer Rosales. It seemed a close match upon viewing with the Irishman … Continue reading Paddy Barnes Crushed In 4

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Tyrone McCullagh Becomes Celtic Champion Despite Knockdown

Irishman Tyrone McCullagh, overcame a third round knockdown to win the Super Bantamweight Celtic title, at the Odyssey arena in Belfast. On paper, with both men undefeated in double digit fights, the fight appeared to be a tough match up. But pre fight predictions often get it wrong, and this fight was no different. McCullagh … Continue reading Tyrone McCullagh Becomes Celtic Champion Despite Knockdown

Josh Taylor Grinds Out A Tough Win Against The ICEMAN

Josh Taylor had to dig down to the bottom of his soul, to labour a win against former world champion Viktor Postol. In another case of amateur star fast tracking, Taylor took a courageous risk in challenging ‘The Iceman’ in only his thirteenth fight: “That’s only my thirteenth fight and you know, it’s on the … Continue reading Josh Taylor Grinds Out A Tough Win Against The ICEMAN

Lee McGregor claims the IBF Youth Bantanweight title via 4th Round KO

On paper Lee Mcgregor was taking a colossus step up in class against Goodluck Mrema. The three fight novice was going up against a 24 fight veteran, with only two losses. However, from the opening bell it was evident that the Scotsman was the real ringmaster of the two. The taller Bantamweight quickly set about … Continue reading Lee McGregor claims the IBF Youth Bantanweight title via 4th Round KO

How to Spar For Beginners, Tip #2: Boxing

2.  KEEP IT SIMPLE Not one style of fighting is the perfect style. A boxer may employ a low guard, high guard, shoulder roll, cross guard defence, peekaboo style, be a switch hitter, come forward fighter or a counter puncher. It really doesn’t matter, the only good style is an affective one. However at the … Continue reading How to Spar For Beginners, Tip #2: Boxing

How to Spar For Beginners, Tip #1: Boxing

 Stay Calm/Manage Your Emotions The very first thing you need to remember as you enter the ring to spar is to stay relaxed. Letting anxiety and emotion get the better of you can lead to two opposing paths, each very damaging. Being too fired up can make you overly aggressive - attacking when there is … Continue reading How to Spar For Beginners, Tip #1: Boxing