James Toney – Defensive Mastery

I recently highlighted the counter punching brilliancy of Juan Manuel Marquez. Within that entry, I mentioned how such skill can only be developed through repeated practice. Aspiring counter punchers must constantly hone their craft through mitt work, partner drills, and sparring. It’s not enough to simply practice what you already know however. It’s equally important […]

Counter Punching Brilliance From Juan Manuel Marquez

In recent weeks, I’ve made a concerted effort to highlight the conditioning benefits of actually boxing. I have emphasized that the sport itself is an effective form of exercise (i.e. bag work, shadow boxing, sparring, etc.). There’s obviously more to boxing than conditioning however. The sweet science is not a fitness contest, but rather a […]