Training Tips to Help You Get a Boxer’s Body

18 Feb , 2019,
A. J. Riot
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Whether you are a boxing fan or not, you probably dream of having a body like a professional boxer. Boxers usually have a well-chiseled chest and ab muscles as a clear indication of the hard work they put into their sport. Besides that, they are well conditioned, capable of even going toe to toe for 12 rounds of intense boxing. Many boxers, especially the most successful ones, don’t dwell on power alone; they also rely on speedy handwork and footwork to bamboozle their opponents.
So, the question becomes: how can you get yourself a body like one? Here is an in-depth guide that’ll take you through how to train like a pro boxer.
Most exercises in this list will be bodyweight exercises, meaning you won’t need a gym to practice – only yourself and some space.

Burpees
Burpees are an excellent option for strength and conditioning training. With burpees, you work all the major muscle groups in your body.

How To Do a Burpee
Stand upright with your feet some distance apart for better stability. Quickly switch to a squatting position. Once in a squatting position, throw your feet back and get into a plank. Return to the squat and jump as high as you possibly can. You can add a few twists such as do two squats instead of one or do a sideways lateral jump rather than jumping straight up.

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Featured Upcoming Bouts (Outside of UFC)

Sunday, April 21st 2019: RIZIN 15
 [#4 BW] Kyoji Horiguchi [#15 FLW] Ben Nguyen
Last Fight Date: 12/31/2018 [Rizin Fighting Federation]
Last Opponent: [#9 BW] Darrion Caldwell
Last 5: W W W W W
Last Fight Date: 12/01/2018 [UFC]
Last Opponent: [#8 FLW] Wilson Reis
Last 5: L W W L L
Saturday, February 23rd 2019: Bellator 217: Gallagher vs. Graham
 [#13 W135] Iony Razafiarison [#9 W145] Olga Rubin
Last Fight Date: 2/02/2019 [European Beatdown]
Last Opponent: [#21 W135] Cindy Dandois
Last 5: L W W W W
Last Fight Date: 11/15/2018 [BellatorFC]
Last Opponent: [#21 W135] Cindy Dandois
Last 5: W W W W W
Sunday, March 31st 2019: ONE Championship: A New Era
 [#16 FW] Kevin Belingon [#18 FW] Bibiano Fernandes
Last Fight Date: 11/09/2018 [One Fighting Championship]
Last Opponent: [#18 FW] Bibiano Fernandes
Last 5: W W W W W
Last Fight Date: 11/09/2018 [One Fighting Championship]
Last Opponent: [#16 FW] Kevin Belingon
Last 5: W W W W L

Fight Matrix Program – UFC on ESPN 1: Velasquez vs. N’Gannou (02-17-2019)

11 Feb , 2019,
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Heavyweight (265)
[#3] Francis Ngannou (12-3-0, +175) vs. [*] Cain Velasquez (14-2-0, -217)
Francis Ngannou is the All-Time #32 ranked Heavyweight fighter.
Cain Velasquez is the All-Time #3 ranked Heavyweight and #20 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Francis Ngannou (1-2-0)
2018-11-24: W vs. [#6HW+] Curtis Blaydes (10-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:45 of round 1
2018-07-07: L vs. [#4HW+] Derrick Lewis (21-6-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
2018-01-20: L vs. [#2HW+/#10P4P] Stipe Miocic (18-3-0) via UD (50-44, 50-44, 50-44)

Last 3 Fights: Cain Velasquez (2-1-0)
2016-07-09: W vs. [*] Travis Browne (18-7-1) via TKO in 4:57 of round 1
2015-06-13: L vs. [*] Fabricio Werdum (23-8-1) via SUB in 2:13 of round 3
2013-10-19: W vs. [#8HW+] Junior dos Santos (20-5-0) via TKO (Slam and Punch) in 3:09 of round 5

Odds Favorite (Implied): Cain Velasquez – Win%: 65.30
Elo Favorite (Standard): Cain Velasquez (2092.67) [+170.04] – Win%: 68.50
Elo Favorite (Modified): Cain Velasquez (2122.02) [+203.87] – Win%: 70.94
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Francis Ngannou 85, Cain Velasquez 953
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[#16] Paul Felder (15-4-0, -134) vs. [#21] James Vick (13-2-0, +108)

Last 3 Fights: Paul Felder (2-1-0)
2018-07-07: L vs. [#27WW] Mike Perry (12-4-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2017-12-02: W vs. [#10LW] Charles Oliveira (26-8-0) via TKO (Elbows) in 4:06 of round 2
2017-07-16: W vs. [#55LW] Stevie Ray (22-8-0) via KO (Elbows) in 3:57 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: James Vick (2-1-0)
2018-08-25: L vs. [#12LW] Justin Gaethje (19-2-0) via KO (Punches) in 1:27 of round 1
2018-02-18: W vs. [#22LW] Francisco Trinaldo (23-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-11-04: W vs. [*] Joseph Duffy (16-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:59 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Paul Felder – Win%: 54.35
Elo Favorite (Standard): James Vick (1906.18) [+110.12] – Win%: 62.32
Elo Favorite (Modified): James Vick (1876.06) [+32.15] – Win%: 53.51
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Paul Felder 225, James Vick 176
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: James Vick leads 1-0
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Women Strawweight (115)
[#12] Cynthia Calvillo (7-1-0, -284) vs. [#14] Cortney Casey-Sanchez (8-6-0, +225)

Last 3 Fights: Cynthia Calvillo (2-1-0)
2018-11-17: W vs. [#29SW] Poliana Botelho (7-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:48 of round 1
2017-12-30: L vs. [#11SW] Carla Esparza (13-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-07-16: W vs. [#10FLY] Joanne Calderwood (13-3-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Cortney Casey-Sanchez (1-2-0)
2018-08-25: W vs. [#16SW] Angela Hill (8-5-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
2018-04-14: L vs. [#9SW] Michelle Waterson (16-6-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-12-02: L vs. [#17SW] Felice Herrig (14-8-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Cynthia Calvillo – Win%: 70.61
Elo Favorite (Standard): Cynthia Calvillo (1536.11) [+96.63] – Win%: 60.86
Elo Favorite (Modified): Cynthia Calvillo (1588.36) [+112.20] – Win%: 62.04
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Cynthia Calvillo 92, Cortney Casey-Sanchez 176
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Cynthia Calvillo leads 2-0
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Fight Matrix Program – UFC 234: Whitaker vs. Gastelum (02-10-2019)

4 Feb , 2019,
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Middleweight Championship (185)
[#1/#6DD/#8P4P] Robert Whittaker (20-4-0, -254) vs. [#4] Kelvin Gastelum (15-3-0, +203)
Robert Whittaker is the All-Time #12 ranked Middleweight fighter.
Kelvin Gastelum is the All-Time #46 ranked Middleweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Robert Whittaker (3-0-0)
2018-06-09: W vs. [#2MW] Yoel Romero (13-3-0) via SD (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
2017-07-08: W vs. [#2MW] Yoel Romero (13-3-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
2017-04-15: W vs. [#5MW] Ronaldo Souza (26-6-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 3:28 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Kelvin Gastelum (2-1-0)
2018-05-12: W vs. [#5MW] Ronaldo Souza (26-6-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-11-25: W vs. [*] Michael Bisping (30-9-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:30 of round 1
2017-07-22: L vs. [#7MW] Chris Weidman (14-4-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 3:45 of round 3

Odds Favorite (Implied): Robert Whittaker – Win%: 68.49
Elo Favorite (Standard): Robert Whittaker (2327.23) [+161.48] – Win%: 67.65
Elo Favorite (Modified): Robert Whittaker (2255.13) [+134.21] – Win%: 64.28
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Robert Whittaker 245, Kelvin Gastelum 273
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 2 win(s) against common opposition.
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Middleweight (185)
[#8] Israel Adesanya (15-0-0, -625) vs. [*] Anderson Silva (34-8-0, +435)
Anderson Silva is the All-Time #1 ranked Middleweight and #4 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Israel Adesanya (3-0-0)
2018-11-03: W vs. [#11MW] Derek Brunson (18-7-0) via TKO (Knees and Punches) in 4:51 of round 1
2018-07-06: W vs. [#16MW] Brad Tavares (17-5-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)
2018-04-14: W vs. [#72MW] Marvin Vettori (12-4-1) via SD (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Last 3 Fights: Anderson Silva (1-2-0)
2017-02-11: W vs. [#11MW] Derek Brunson (18-7-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
2016-07-09: L vs. [#1HW+/#3DD/#2P4P] Daniel Cormier (22-1-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
2016-02-27: L vs. [*] Michael Bisping (30-9-0) via UD (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Israel Adesanya – Win%: 82.18
Elo Favorite (Standard): Israel Adesanya (1990.72) [+3.22] – Win%: 50.37
Elo Favorite (Modified): Anderson Silva (2003.84) [+30.29] – Win%: 53.31
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Israel Adesanya 98, Anderson Silva 728
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Bantamweight (135)
[#17] Rani Yahya (26-9-0, +109) vs. [#24] Ricky Simon (15-1-0, -134)
Rani Yahya is the All-Time #26 ranked Bantamweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Rani Yahya (3-0-0)
2018-08-25: W vs. [#78BW] Luke Sanders (12-3-0) via Submission (Heel Hook) in 1:31 of round 1
2018-02-24: W vs. [#98BW] Russell Doane (15-8-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 2:32 of round 3
2017-08-05: W vs. [#473BW] Enrique Briones (16-8-1) via Submission (Kimura) in 2:01 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Ricky Simon (3-0-0)
2018-08-04: W vs. [#16BW] Montel Jackson (7-1-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2018-04-21: W vs. [#62BW] Merab Dvalishvili (8-4-0) via Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 5:00 of round 3
2018-03-23: W vs. [#167BW] Vinicius Zani (11-5-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:59 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Ricky Simon – Win%: 54.47
Elo Favorite (Standard): Rani Yahya (1781.11) [+44.00] – Win%: 55.01
Elo Favorite (Modified): Rani Yahya (1803.67) [+92.13] – Win%: 59.95
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Rani Yahya 168, Ricky Simon 189
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Fight Matrix Program – UFC on ESPN+ 2: Assuncao vs. Moraes (02-02-2019)

28 Jan , 2019,
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Bantamweight (135)
[#2] Marlon Moraes (21-5-1, -213) vs. [#6] Raphael Assuncao (27-5-0, +171)
Marlon Moraes is the All-Time #9 ranked Bantamweight fighter.
Raphael Assuncao is the All-Time #19 ranked Bantamweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Marlon Moraes (3-0-0)
2018-06-01: W vs. [#7BW] Jimmie Rivera (22-2-0) via KO (Head Kick and Punches) in 0:33 of round 1
2017-12-09: W vs. [#8BW] Aljamain Sterling (16-3-0) via KO (Knee) in 1:07 of round 1
2017-11-11: W vs. [#10BW] John Dodson (20-10-0) via SD (30-27, 30-27, 27-30)

Last 3 Fights: Raphael Assuncao (3-0-0)
2018-07-07: W vs. [#15BW] Rob Font (16-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-11-11: W vs. [#72BW] Matthew Lopez (10-4-0) via KO (Punch) in 1:50 of round 3
2017-06-03: W vs. [#2BW] Marlon Moraes (21-5-1) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Odds Favorite (Implied): Marlon Moraes – Win%: 64.84
Elo Favorite (Standard): Marlon Moraes (2086.25) [+35.28] – Win%: 54.02
Elo Favorite (Modified): Marlon Moraes (2061.39) [+81.22] – Win%: 58.80
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Marlon Moraes 246, Raphael Assuncao 210
Previous Match-up Record: Raphael Assuncao leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Featherweight (145)
[#2] Jose Aldo (27-4-0, +110) vs. [#9] Renato Carneiro (13-1-1, -136)
Jose Aldo is the All-Time #1 ranked Featherweight and #2 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Jose Aldo (1-2-0)
2018-07-28: W vs. [#7FW] Jeremy Stephens (28-15-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:19 of round 1
2017-12-02: L vs. [#1FW/#2DD/#4P4P] Max Holloway (20-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:51 of round 3
2017-06-03: L vs. [#1FW/#2DD/#4P4P] Max Holloway (20-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in 4:13 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Renato Carneiro (2-1-0)
2018-08-04: W vs. [#19FW] Cub Swanson (25-10-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 4:15 of round 1
2018-04-07: W vs. [#29FW] Calvin Kattar (19-3-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2017-07-29: L vs. [#3FW] Brian Ortega (14-1-0) via SUB in 2:59 of round 3

Odds Favorite (Implied): Renato Carneiro – Win%: 54.75
Elo Favorite (Standard): Jose Aldo (2132.84) [+170.56] – Win%: 68.55
Elo Favorite (Modified): Jose Aldo (2121.57) [+219.02] – Win%: 72.29
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Jose Aldo 189, Renato Carneiro 182
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 2 win(s) against common opposition.
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Welterweight (170)
[#14] Demian Maia (25-9-0, -174) vs. [#54] Lyman Good (20-4-0, +144)
Demian Maia is the All-Time #15 ranked Welterweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Demian Maia (0-3-0)
2018-05-19: L vs. [#3WW] Kamaru Usman (14-1-0) via UD (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)
2017-10-28: L vs. [#2WW] Colby Covington (14-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-26, 29-27)
2017-07-29: L vs. [#1WW/#4DD/#6P4P] Tyron Woodley (19-3-1) via UD (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)

Last 3 Fights: Lyman Good (2-1-0)
2018-11-03: W vs. [#76WW] Ben Saunders (22-11-2) via KO (Punches) in 1:32 of round 1
2017-07-22: L vs. [#31WW] Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (20-5-0) via SD (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)
2015-07-15: W vs. [*] Andrew Craig (9-4-0) via KO (Punches) in 3:37 of round 2

Odds Favorite (Implied): Demian Maia – Win%: 60.77
Elo Favorite (Standard): Demian Maia (1939.53) [+247.39] – Win%: 75.59
Elo Favorite (Modified): Demian Maia (1925.07) [+170.27] – Win%: 67.82
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Demian Maia 259, Lyman Good 91
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Fun Stat: Most Wins over Undefeated Fighters

24 Jan , 2019,
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Upon reading a post on Reddit recently about the subject, I was inspired to investigate this stat.

Fighters who have the most wins over undefeated opponents

Including debuting opponents

89 – Travis Fulton
37 – Dan Severn
25 – Jose Maria Tome
24 – Alexey Oleynik
23 – Igor Vovchanchyn
22 – Luis Santos
21 – Shannon Ritch
21 – Adrian Serrano
21 – Dennis Hallman
21 – Tiago Monaco Tosato

 

Only undefeated opponents w/ previous win(s)

24 – Travis Fulton
14 – Dan Severn
12 – Igor Vovchanchyn
12 – Adrian Serrano
11 – Miodrag Petkovic
10 – Alexey Oleynik

 

Only undefeated opponents w/ 5+ previous win(s)

6 – Steven Siler
5 – Carlo Prater
5 – Roger Huerta
5 – Mickael Lebout
5 – Lyoto Machida

Fight Matrix Program – Bellator 214: Bader vs. Fedor (01-26-2019)

21 Jan , 2019,
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Heavyweight (265)
[#5] Ryan Bader (26-5-0, -366) vs. [#19] Fedor Emelianenko (38-5-0, +280)
Fedor Emelianenko is the All-Time #1 ranked Heavyweight and #5 ranked Absolute fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Ryan Bader (3-0-0)
2018-10-12: W vs. [#13HW+] Matt Mitrione (13-6-0) via UD (30-25, 30-24, 30-25)
2018-05-12: W vs. [#28LHW] Muhammed Lawal (21-8-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:15 of round 1
2017-11-03: W vs. [#13LHW] Linton Vassell (18-7-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:58 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Fedor Emelianenko (2-1-0)
2018-10-13: W vs. [#29HW+] Chael Sonnen (30-16-1) via TKO (Punches) in 4:46 of round 1
2018-04-28: W vs. [#62HW+] Frank Mir (18-13-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:48 of round 1
2017-06-24: L vs. [#13HW+] Matt Mitrione (13-6-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:14 of round 1

Odds Favorite (Implied): Ryan Bader – Win%: 74.89
Elo Favorite (Standard): Ryan Bader (2260.70) [+295.31] – Win%: 79.40
Elo Favorite (Modified): Ryan Bader (2214.39) [+241.57] – Win%: 74.22
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Ryan Bader 106, Fedor Emelianenko 105
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Ryan Bader leads 1-0
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Featherweight (145)
[#31] Henry Corrales (16-3-0) vs. [#42] Aaron Pico (4-1-0)

Last 3 Fights: Henry Corrales (3-0-0)
2018-10-13: W vs. [#147FW] Andy Main (12-4-1) via TKO (Punches) in 2:08 of round 3
2018-01-20: W vs. [#32FW] Georgi Karakhanyan (29-8-1) via UD (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
2017-08-25: W vs. [#81FW] Noad Lahat (13-4-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Aaron Pico (3-0-0)
2018-09-29: W vs. [#91FW] Leandro Higo (18-5-0) via TKO (Punches) in 3:19 of round 1
2018-05-12: W vs. [#446FW] Lee Morrison (19-9-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:10 of round 1
2018-01-20: W vs. [#986FW] Shane Kruchten (12-4-0) via KO (Punch to the Body) in 0:37 of round 1

Elo Favorite (Standard): Henry Corrales (1758.86) [+249.24] – Win%: 75.75
Elo Favorite (Modified): Henry Corrales (1774.59) [+186.38] – Win%: 69.34
Days Since Last Pro Fight: Henry Corrales 105, Aaron Pico 119
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Heavyweight (265)
[NA] J.W. Kiser (1-1-0) vs. [NA] Jake Hager (DEBUT)

Last 3 Fights: J.W. Kiser (1-1-0)
2018-12-01: W vs. [] TBA/Unknown () via TKO in 3:43 of round 1
2018-05-05: L vs. [#449HW+] Antonio Martinez (2-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:24 of round 1

Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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