Category Archives: Boxing

5 Ways Boxing Teaches You to Manage Burnout

Sep 22, 2023
A. J. Riot

In today’s fast-paced world, burnout is a term we’re all too familiar with. The constant hustle, the never-ending to-do lists, and the pressure to always be “on” can take a toll on even the most resilient. But what if the solution to managing burnout lies in an unexpected place? Enter the boxing ring. Before you raise an eyebrow, consider this: this sport isn’t just about throwing punches. It’s a discipline that requires mental fortitude, strategy, and endurance. Now, let’s dive into how this sport can teach us to combat burnout.

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From Boxing to Bare Knuckle: How More Fight Based Sports Are Making Waves

Sep 18, 2023
A. J. Riot

Fields, arenas, courts, rinks, stadia. Whatever it may be played on, or in, people are obsessed with sport. For millions, whatever other entertainment they may enjoy, it’s what goes on in the ring that matters. Since the dawn of time, mankind has been fighting one way or another, but when it comes to sport, it’s all about finesse, strength, and physical stamina. Is it any surprise that it is so popular when you consider this intoxicating mix?

Ever since the Marquess of Queensberry first wrote the now eponymous rules for the ancient sport of boxing, it was popular. As history, time, and the sport itself has progressed, there are many other fighting contests that have now emerged as globally watched, commercially viable, and in terms of existing and potential supporters, marketing dreams. Sumo, pro-wrestling, kickboxing, Judo, and the global phenomena that is MMA, all watched, loved and, in some cases, practiced by millions.

When I mentioned marketing dreams, I meant it. Take betting, for example. Previously, you would have struggled to find a bookmaker or online platform offering serious odds and spread bets on these more recent fighting contests, but they too have seen the potential of these. The betting opportunities for various sports like MMA, kick boxing, and even YouTube personality fighting bouts are now huge, mainstream, and more importantly, lucrative. So, what has created this market, and how is it growing? Let’s take a stab at answering that, at least in part.

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Most Notable MMA and Boxing Crossover Fights

Aug 16, 2023
A. J. Riot

MMA and Boxing crossover fight talks have significantly increased in recent times. One of the reasons why are the highly popularized Jake Paul boxing fights where he has faced MMA legends Anderson Silva, Tyron Woodley, and most recently, Nate Diaz. The upcoming Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou has also generated lots of buzz and there’s no doubt it will be one of the biggest fights of the year.

And as we wait for it, we have decided to look at some of the most notable MMA and boxing crossover fights. The article is based on our interview with boxing and online casino rank expert, Bernard Maumo from

Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio Inoki (1976)

Let’s start with the fight that started it all, but which is also one of the most bizarre crossover fights ever. The two legends need no introduction in their respective fields, but Ali is arguably the greatest boxer ever and a pop culture icon. Before this fight, he was coming off a big win over the then WBC and WBA heavyweight champion, Richard Dunn. Inoki, on the other hand, was the one of the most influential fighters in Japanese pro wrestling.

Mohammad Ali vs Antonio Inoki was meant to be a boxing vs MMA spectacle, featuring a blend of rules from both words. But two days before the fight, Ali’s camp restricted Inoki to only throwing kicks when one knee was on the ground in a bid to keep him upright. Ali could only adhere to strict boxing rules. But at the end of the day, these turned out to be the worst of rules, giving birth to 15 agonizingly slow rounds. Inoki spent most of the time baseball sliding on the canvas, landing 102 kicks. Ali could only land six punches, and the fight was ruled a draw. Fans have never accepted the result, so you can also judge it yourself.

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Exploring the Surprising Benefits of Boxing for Mature Couples

May 18, 2023
A. J. Riot

When it comes to nurturing a healthy and vibrant relationship, finding shared interests and engaging in physical activities together can play a crucial role, particularly for mature couples. While there are numerous activities to choose from, one that may surprise you is boxing. Often associated with individual pursuits, boxing can actually provide a range of unexpected benefits for couples in their mature years. So if you are looking for a mature female partner interested in joint boxing sessions, online dating platforms provide a convenient avenue for connection.

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Two Huge Upcoming Events From the World of Combat Sports

Mar 12, 2023
A. J. Riot

The world of combat sports has been on fire recently. Back on February 12th, we were treated to one of the greatest MMA fights in history when Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski squared off in Perth, Australia for the right to be called the UFC’s pound-for-pound king. In the end, it was the Dagestani fighter that scraped a unanimous decision victory, a victory which wasn’t enough to usurp Alexander The Great from the top of the pound-for-pound charts.

Then, on March 5th, the GOAT returned. Jon Jones is many people’s consensus pick as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, and he returned to the Octagon to make his heavyweight debut three years on from his last fight, a victory over Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in December 2020.

He immediately challenged for the heavyweight title against Cyril Gane, the French striking sensation who formerly held the interim heavyweight championship. Yet, online sportsbook Bodog’s UFC betting odds made Jonny Bones the favorite for the bout, despite his long layoff and the fact that it was his first fight at a weight above 206 pounds. In the end, the bookie was proven right. Jones made light work of his French opponent, submitting him in the first round and securing his legacy as the greatest MMA fighter that’s ever lived.

It’s crazy to think that those two mega-events were barely three weeks apart. But don’t worry fight fans, the fun isn’t over yet. In fact, it’s just getting started.

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Everything You Need To Know About Weight Classes In Boxing

Feb 15, 2023
A. J. Riot

When it comes to combat sports, boxing is undoubtedly at the top of the list in terms of global popularity. Tyson Fury, Canelo Alvarez, and Anthony Joshua are some of the current roster’s more well-known names, but a championship match may draw millions of viewers.

As a combat sport, boxing requires that competitors be separated into weight classes to ensure a level playing field. There are a total of 17 different weight classes in boxing, with the Strawweight division being the lightest, whereas the Heavyweight division is reserved for the largest boxers.

Boxers of various sizes are separated into distinct categories based on their weight. The purpose of weight classes is to ensure that contestants are facing off against opponents of similar skill levels, that there is adequate safety equipment available, and that fights are fair. Professional boxing for men now features 17 different weight divisions, ranging from strawweight (105 lb) to heavyweight (200 lb+).

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KSI Strikes Professional Record vs. Faze

Jan 31, 2023
A. J. Riot

KSI vs. FaZe Temperrr: Jan 14th Key Highlights

British social media stunner KSI required a little more than 2 minutes to deliver his perfect professional boxing record to a total of 4 wins with a single-punch knockout of FaZe Temperrr at the Wembley Arena. This 29-year-old sent FaZe to the canvas defending the cruiserweight Misfits Boxing Banner title. This title specializes in fights featuring rookie boxers who are famous on social media platforms. The Global Web Index shows that the popularity of boxing globally differs from region to region. For example, boxing is not a part of the top 5 sports in North America, but in the Middle East, it is the 5th most popular sport. 42% of internet users in the Middle East watch boxing regularly. 39% of boxing fans and 37% of MMA fans lie between the age group of 18-29. This stunning win sent ripples across popular betting sites such as, which categorically excels in sports betting.

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Who Will Win: Jake Paul or Tommy Fury?

Jan 26, 2023
A. J. Riot

The eagerly awaited upcoming boxing match between America’s Jake Paul and England’s Tommy Fury is officially scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia on February 25th.

The question being asked here is, who will win the fight: Jake Paul or Tommy Fury? Find out more about who is most likely to win right here.

Who will win the fight between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury?

To get a much better understanding of which fighter is likely to win the upcoming bout in Saudi Arabia between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury, the best thing to do would be to turn to 日本のブックメーカー格闘技 sports betting sites or the latest odds. Today’s most trusted online bookmakers are already currently offering competitive odds.

Let’s take a closer look at what they are saying:

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Is Keoma-Ali Al-Ahmadieh’s Commonwealth Games medal the start of something special?

Dec 28, 2022
A. J. Riot

There’s a new name coming through the ranks of Canadian boxers. Yes, Keoma-Ali Al-Ahmadieh is a young man of great potential, and he is really looking to be the real deal, with a Commonwealth Games medal already to his name.

The next big thing in Canadian Boxing?

At only 19 years of age, Al-Ahmadieh is still learning his trade. He still boxes as an amateur, where there is no need to rush him. Al-Almadieh is 1.72 cm high and fought in the Featherweight category (54-57 kg) at the recent Commonwealth Games – although there are obvious reasons why he might not stay at that weight, which we come to later.

Al-Almadieh has plenty of potential. Of that, there is already no doubt. But with all the potential, should come a note of caution.

There’s been a drought of real top-quality Canadian boxers over the past 30 years, so it’s imperative that too much weight isn’t placed onto the shoulders of a young man just trying to find his way. Since the glory days of Lennox Lewis and Donovan Ruddock, there has been little to shout about.

Yes, Canada has seen names like Adonis Stevenson come and go in that time, but by and large, the cupboard has been bare.

The Canadian public love boxing and they have been longing for another superstar to come along that they can get behind, with both vocal support, and financial for those who like a bet. Whether it be placing a boxing bet on a local fighter, or even on the blockbuster start to 2023 where Chris Eubank Junior is 2/5 to beat Liam Smith with the best Ontario sportsbooks, Canadians who love a boxing bet, would get behind their man.

Al-Almadieh – Already a Commonwealth Games medal winner

At the tender age of 19, Canadian boxing prospect Keoma-Ali Al-Ahmadieh already has a Commonwealth Games bronze medal to his name. And it could have been more, as the young prospect was forced to pull out of his semi-final fight against Northern Ireland’s Jude Gallagher for medical reasons.

Medical reasons are the official line stated, but it was due to Al-Ahmadieh not being able to make the weight. So could Al-Ahmadieh have got a different color medal if he had made the weight? Quite possibly.

His win over Keevin Allicock of Guyana in the quarter-finals was the highlight of the competition, although it wasn’t greeted with joy in all quarters, as the 4-1 split decision results in the Canadian’s favor was greeted with boos from the crowd. But everybody has their own view on how a fight went, and his victory over the Guyanan wasn’t treated with the same displeasure across the board.

The alternative view of that fight is that after a slow start, Al-Ahmadieh took over in the latter stages, and it was his strong finish that earned him the victory via a split decision. Split decisions in boxing are just that. Some go for you, some against you. And just because your opponent has the more vocal supporters in the arena, doesn’t mean they are right.
It could even be argued that Al-Ahmadieh’s win was all the more impressive, as he had to show a lot of heart to come back from behind and win in the face of such intimidation. It’s a great sign of character moving forward.

Sadly, we will never know now if Al-Ahmadieh would have beaten Jude Gallagher, and possibly gone on to win the gold medal. But one thing that is for sure, is that the two previous wins over Charlie Senior (3-2) of Australia in the preliminary round, and his win over Keevin Allicock (4-1) in the quarter-finals were impressive.
If anything, the win over Senior was the harder of the two. Well, at least that’s how the judges scored it!

Potential Rivals

Moving forward, there is potential for rivalries now. Jude Gallagher is only 21, and Allicock is 23. There will be plenty of opportunities for the men to fight in the future, like at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, and this will at some point give Allicock and his entourage the opportunity to prove that the Commonwealth Games split decision was wrong.

Also, Jude Gallagher won his semi-final and his Gold Medal match by walkover. The Northern Irishman has already stated that it wasn’t the way he wanted to win a gold medal at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, and he will want to set the record straight, and would no doubt relish a fight with Al-Ahmadieh somewhere down the road.

If either of these fights doesn’t happen in the amateur ranks, they could be fights that are made professionally at a later date. It could just now be the case, that with a bit of patience, Canada now has another boxing superstar on its hands.

Highest Paid Boxers From Nederland

Dec 28, 2022
A. J. Riot

There are a lot of additional revenue sources that open up for someone who becomes a famous athlete. You no longer have to be paid by your club, you can create your own business agreements with other companies. Famous athletes usually become brand ambassadors and promote all sorts of merchandise and services. Some of them promote sports equipment, gambling sites, fashion, or healthcare products. However, even if you are the very best that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get the best opportunities. Here we will focus on Dutch kickboxers, see how much they are earning and what side gigs they have in addition to their core profession.

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