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100 rounds of sparring rule

The 100 Rounds of Sparring Rule

  How many rounds of sparring should you have before you enter your first amateur boxing competition? I love this question, and coaches enjoy arguing about it. We’re naturally argumentative. We’ll punch you, if needed. Seriously. If you make the transition from boxing fitness to sparring, you’re almost always going to be asking yourself the question […]

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Interview with Crista Orefice

Remember Zoltar, from the Tom Hanks movie “Big”? You gotta watch out for those crazy boardwalk games, they will flat mess with your life. Wanna know how Crista Orefice, 37-year-old board-certified music therapist and a singer/songwriter from New Jersey got her start in amateur boxing? Wait. I’ll let her tell it. Ummmm, boardwalk games and boxing, Crista? […]

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Putting Snap in Your Punch

Power is an open secret in boxing, and most fighters hear their coaches talking about “punching through” and “putting your body behind” a solid, powerful shot. But there is another, sneakier and equally effective method to score punches, intimidate an opponent, and win your game, and that’s in developing a stinging snap in your punch; […]

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