Back to the basics: Throwing the jab

TrainingIconThe first punch most boxers learn when they walk into the gym for the first time is the JAB.  This is not by accident.  The jab is the most important punch in boxing, because there are several uses for it; range finder, set-up a power-shot, as a stop-hit, etc..  In the following video, I demonstrate the basic form for the jab, the double-jab, the jab to the body, and the upward-jab.  Be sure to visit the JAB section of the site to learn more.

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Mayweather/Pacquiao AFTERMATH & Canelo/Kirkland PREDICTION

Podcast IconOur host isn’t his usual happy self, because of an unsatisfying fight which might result in an unsatisfying rematch.  Did Manny Pacquiao do the dumbest thing possible by not postponing the fight?  What advice does Andrew offer Josie Harris now that she’s suing Floyd Mayweather for defamation?  And what is Andrew’s prediction for the upcoming Canelo Alvarez versus James Kirkland fight?

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao aftermath

CommentaryIcon“If Pacquiao can’t do it, nobody can.” – Mary Spencer, May 2009

It might be another decade or two before I see a fight of this significance again.  There were 85 venues in Calgary alone that were showing the fight and nearly every one was packed.  Some were offering a cover to get in, others – like the Boston Pizza I went to – were not.  Instead they just had wait-lists and thanks to me being a solo operator, getting a table for one didn’t require a lot of waiting or bribing of the hostess.

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Editor’s prediction: Mayweather/Pacquiao

PacMayThe lead up to the biggest fight in boxing history, financially speaking, had been a long one.  Floyd Mayweather made his pro debut in 1996 at the weight of 130 pounds, stopping Roberto Apodaca in the second round.  Floyd has beaten many quality fighters at that weight such as Genaro Hernandez, Angel Manfredy, Diego Corrales, Carlos Hernandez and Jesus Chavez.  As he has moved up in weight, he continued beating quality opponents.  They include Jose Luis Castillo, DeMarcus Corley, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto and Saul Alvarez.  The last two of the fighters listed were fought at 154 pounds.  Lately Floyd fights have been at welterweight.   More after the break.

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