Corner Men: Great Boxing Trainers

Corner Men: The Great Boxing Trainers

If you are familiar with this blog, you’ve likely heard me stress the importance of learning from the great boxers who came before us. Naturally, one of the best ways to learn from such fighters is by studying old video. There’s more to studying the past than watching video however. Plenty can be learned through reading as well. This is particularly true when studying legendary trainers from the past. Fortunately, author Ronald Fried took the time to interview and research some of the greatest trainers to ever teach the sweet science. Fried’s book Corner Men was published in 1991 so it might not be easy to find, but if you can get your hands on a copy, it will be well worth a look.

Boxing Tips and Techniques From Jeff Mayweather

When you hear the name Mayweather, your first thought is probably not of former fighter and current trainer Jeff Mayweather. Unfortunately, Jeff’s accomplishments are often overshadowed by his nephew and brothers. Yet, while Jeff is not nearly as brash or outspoken as others in his family, his boxing knowledge is certainly world class. As a […]

Floyd Mayweather – Sticking To The Basics

In a recent video, Floyd Mayweather was seen chopping wood in preparation for his upcoming bout with Manny Pacquiao. Ever since Floyd shared that short clip to Instagram, my inbox has been flooded with questions about wood chopping and its relevance to boxing. Before I elaborate on the subject, you can first hear Floyd discuss […]

The Fabulous Four – Hagler, Hearns, Duran, and Leonard

I am often asked why I focus so much attention towards boxers from previous generations. My response to such inquiries is almost always the same. In short, there is no better way to learn than by studying the greats who came before us. Thus, while boxing has experienced somewhat of a comeback in recent years, […]

Naazim Richardson’s Advice For Boxing Trainers

As I have mentioned before, Naazim Richardson is an excellent boxing trainer who spits knowledge whenever he speaks. There’s a vibe to him that just tells you to listen when he talks. More often than not you’ll benefit by heeding his advice. Aspiring boxers can learn plenty by listening to his words. Fortunately, Naazim does […]

Win, Lose, or Draw – You Must Improve

Boxers train to win. You’ll never find a serious fighter who hopes to lose. Yet despite the obvious thirst to win, many of the best lessons come from losing. Boxers in particular tend to learn more from a loss than other athletes. Unlike traditional sports, boxing rarely involves frequent competition. It’s not like playing a […]