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June 12, 2008

This site was made for you – the readers. So do say, “Hello”. I’d appreciate any of your questions, feedback, knowledge, and experiences as they relate to boxing or even life. And for the fans, thank you all! 

  • Write me by emailing *expertboxing*at*gmail*dotcom

255 Comments

Robert Wright May 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Thanks
What a brilliant information packed site.

Thanks

robert

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Jacobi Paraiso Ladub June 11, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Hello
Hey coach! Do you have any personal facebook/twitter ?;-)

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Amit July 6, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Jst love it
Its really very nice

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petrus conrad July 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm

great site!
Hey Johnny, just drop by to say thanks for sharing this site to everyone.. i like it very much.. i use to box a long time ago.. but now im ready to come back and box again..thanks you bro..also i will be organizing a boxing Gym in my area soon. this site gives a lot of help to those new boxer.. and gave me the push to train back!!
cheers and God bless.

Rgds
petrus Conrad
Sabah/Msia

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OCC August 9, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Rss
My number one stop for boxing tips! Wish you had RSS feeds though…

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Johnny N August 10, 2011 at 8:07 am

@OCC – yikes! I thought nobody used those anymore. Are you feeding it into a personal reader or a website?

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OCC August 10, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Into a reader on my phone, I actually think people are starting to use these more and more on smartphones (over here in europe at least)…

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Johnny N August 15, 2011 at 4:45 am

@OCC – I’ll try to incorporate the feed again. I had it before but removed it thinking nobody would use it. Now that it’s been requested, I’ll see if I can put it back. Thanks.

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OCC August 15, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Thanks, really appreciate all the effort you put in this site!

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Mac October 13, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Hey man just letting you know that I really appreciate the site, its very helpful.

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IRON DARK December 1, 2011 at 4:02 am

hola, cual es la tactica u tecnica para utilizar en una pelea callejera ,contra uno de esos que tiran muchos golpes seguidos de arriba a abajo sin parar ,y con todo la furia??

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IRON DARK December 1, 2011 at 4:02 am

hello, what is the tactic or technique to use in a street fight against one of those who pull many punches straight up and down without stopping, and with all the fury?

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TYSON December 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm

HELLO matter what country you live FOR BOXER?

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Johnny N December 3, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Hey Tyson, it might matter if your country doesn’t have a strong amateur boxing program or professional boxing interest.

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TYSON December 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm

YES, BUT FOR EXAMPLE, IF THAT IS NOT MY COUNTRY WHICH IS BETTER TO GO AA train another country?

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Johnny N December 3, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Most boxers always try to come to America to go professional.

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Liam porter December 15, 2011 at 9:21 am

What’s the benefits of video tapping boxing training thanks

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Liam porter December 15, 2011 at 11:09 am

How to create Boxing game/fight plan

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Joe December 18, 2011 at 9:27 am

Thanks for the website man, im going to join a boxing gym soon and all the information in your website has made me much more confident, before reading your articles i didn’t think i was good enough to join a gym.

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E.Robinson January 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Thank you for the great tips, I’ve put many of them to work in the ring and have found them extremely helpful-especially the shoulder roll article. I also just read the article on Mayweather’s 10 tricks and found it very entertaining and useful. I was wondering if you had any more advice on dieting, before workouts, for meals etc.?
Thank you very much, keep up the good work.

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Johnny N January 9, 2012 at 7:36 am

Hey E,

There’s definitely advice on all of those. Please check out the diet section and ask a question there if you need more help.

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Malik January 9, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Should I do weighted clap push ups followed by unweighted ones to punch faster? And will olympic lifts help?

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Johnny N January 11, 2012 at 7:23 am

Maybe and no. Push-ups increase your performance but will they guarantee a speed increase? Maybe, maybe not. It depends on how you’re doing them. As for olympic lifts, stay away from that.

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Malik January 12, 2012 at 11:05 am

I’m also playing football so not doing olympic lifts is not an option. Couldn’t I just compliment them with plyometrics? and what exercises can I do for ko power because I live in a really bad neighborhood where there is constant fighting (not that I don’t enjoy a fight lol) but its alot of jumping going on and I want to know how to handle the situations and its not an option to walk away because u will get attacked while your turned away so can you please inform me on some exercises or is clap push ups and russian twists good enough?

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Johnny N January 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm

A good exercise for power is the jump rope. It forces your body to apply force all at once in a short burst. Much better than a push-up if you ask me.

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Calvin January 24, 2012 at 6:27 pm

How do l train my body(head body) to withstand punchs and counter

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Johnny N January 28, 2012 at 12:25 am

Train your defensive reflexes. With better reflexes and improved awareness of incoming punches, you will be able to absorb them better.

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Michael January 29, 2012 at 9:36 pm

What are some fights or fighters that you think every boxing fan should check out?

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Johnny N January 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Tough tough call, Michael. For boxing FANS, my favorite has got to be Arturo Gatti vs Micky Ward (1).

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Danny March 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

This is an excellent website with tons of tips and techniques….thank you!!

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Kolaia Naicegu Tamanisokula March 21, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I want to become a boxer can anyone trainme.

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Victor March 24, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Hey.
I want to get a body protector to assist in enhance my body punching skills.

I cannot decide between the Adidas body coach protector:

http://www.topprosports.ie/product_info.php?cPath=9_42&products_id=297

and the ringside gel shock super boxing:

http://www.ringside.com/ringside/coaching-equipment/body-protectors/ringside-boxing-gel-shock-super-body-protector.html

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CyoW3jE1Lso#t=0s

Any advice is appreciated!

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Randy March 25, 2012 at 7:02 am

Hey Johnny. :) I ordered your DVD set Feb. 28th. Still waiting it. Just wanted to let you know. Thanks in advance.

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Johnny N March 28, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Randy, it’s a download product. You should have received a login in your email. Please let me know if you didn’t get the access email.

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Randy April 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I did not get a login. Thanks in advance. :)

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Johnny N April 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Randy please send me an email…and tell me what paypal email address you used to pay.

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Guga Bachan April 10, 2012 at 9:40 am

Hi Johnny, and everybody!

I’ve been boxing for a few weeks now and found the site to be awesome! Very nice written and with good and straight foward tips! But now I gotta ask for help from you guys:

I’m from Brazil and my girlfriend is travelling to States in May (Chicago and Miami) and I’ve been looking all over the net to find good stores where to buy boxing goods (sparring gloves, mostly) in those cities – the good ones – Cleto Reyes, Grant, Title, etc – But all I could find is the Spots Authority and big chains who sells just the everlast cheap range. Does anybody knows any places in Chicago or Miami?

Thank you very much!
Keep up the good work!

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Johnny N April 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I don’t know the area but you can call one of the boxing gyms in Chicago and ask them where they buy their gear or if they know any stores around.

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Ahmad April 21, 2012 at 2:17 am

Hi Johnny,
Thanks for your help man. I was wondering what to do to make judges believe that you are the better one when it is hard to chose from the two boxers. Or, put simply, how to show that you are the agressive one?

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Jason L April 21, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Jonny, I just wanted to say thank you so much for what you contribute to the boxing community. You truly are a man to look up to. It takes a certain kind of person to devote so many hours of their life to help others. I am an EMT and rarely see people as selfless as you even in the medical feild. You are helping the entire sport by motivating and teaching many boxers that are probably going to love the sport and want to stick with it 5 times more because of this website. If only there were more people like you in this world it would be a much better place! Thanks again and take care you are one of the best things that ever happened to boxing !

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Johnny N April 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Thank you Jason. I’m honored to be an inspiration for others. Keep boxing!

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Ricardo May 2, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Great site! I have learned so much thanks to you. I now have a question. I am currently trying to buy a weighted pair of boxing gloves from Title. Do you think it is a good idea? I am looking to hit the heavy bag with them.

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Johnny N May 8, 2012 at 11:56 am

I don’t like the idea of weighted gloves. If I had to use them, I would use them for shadowboxing not heavy bag.

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Ricardo May 8, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I think I will not buy them afterall. Thanks. :D

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Neal May 20, 2012 at 6:34 am

Does anyone know were I can buy a good heavy bag thats durable for outside?

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Johnny N May 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Heavy bags are not generally meant for outdoor use although many of them will last a couple years.

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david May 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm

ok so i am not a boxer, i actually play football. I am a lineman and half the battle in the trenches is hands. So i want to increase hand speed. what boxing techniques and drills can i use to do this. and i do have access to heavy and speed bag.

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Johnny N May 25, 2012 at 2:10 am

I have a guide called “Hand Speed Drills and Exercises”. Please check that out.

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MG June 1, 2012 at 5:39 pm

What are your thoughts on when it’s time to start full contact sparring, at least a few rounds at a time? I’ve been working out at a boxing gym for a year. I’m having a hard time getting over my reaction to good boxers and their punches (lean back, expose chin). Never do more than 1 round of light contact, no gear sparring. Feel like I’m never going to get over the hump until I start doing full contact, gear on sparring to get over my reaction to punches.

Thoughts? Ideas?

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Johnny N June 4, 2012 at 10:32 am

Well you need to do more than 1 round of light contact and I would start wearing gear ASAP so you can get used to it. 1 round of sparring is going to take you forever to improve. Try increasing that to 20-30 rounds of light sparring everyday and your skills will improve.

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Enrique Chavez June 1, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Hi Johnny !! I want to congratulate you for your awesome website . Its fun and very helpful, it helped me a lot with my counterpuncher combos.
Also one question that most people doesn’t seem to have a great answer. If you were training a fighter with Cotto style and skill what would be the game plan to fight and possibly beat Floyd Mayweather??? Attack the body , short punches , feint punches like Mosley did and landed that great right hand?? I really want to know your thoughts on this subject . Thanks

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Johnny N June 4, 2012 at 10:35 am

I would probably walk in with a lot of jabs and force Floyd to throw his right. Once he does, I would trade with my own right hand then left hook. This question is crazy because I’ve never seen Floyd fight in person and I don’t know how he REALLY fights. You have to get a feel for the opponent. Watching on TV is not the same.

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Will June 8, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Hi Johnny, I would like to know if drinking alcohol in moderation is still okay for competition at ameteur level? Many thanks Will.

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Johnny N June 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Every coach and serious fighter will tell you it’s not ok. You can do anything you want but just know that you are most likely facing serious fighters who do not drink in training and do not even have the free time to drink because they’re so busy preparing to destroy their opponents.

How much effect could one little drink possibly have? I don’t know…I’d say it’s like skipping a workout every now and then. It doesn’t seem like much until it all adds up and you pay for it in the worst way possible. I would feel like a fool if I let something small jeopardize a big part of something I worked so hard for.

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Ramon June 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Greetings johnny! am from Venezuela, i have a herniated lumbar disc at L4-L5 discs and a discopathy in S1, went i get notice of that, i felt desvastate because i have 27 years. I would like to know if I can train Boxing or some exercises of the rutine of boxing? One doctor say you can’t another doctor say yes you can, and thats why a prefer your opinion. I know the boxing its great to get confidence and thats what i need right now, Not in a competicional level of course and obviating some exercises like jumping rope, but yeah like “LA Boxing”, or something like that, I am already training weights in a regular gym, and i feeling great, the exercise works better than therapy at the clinic and my confidence is returning. Thats why I am feeling motivated to train boxing, to continue building my lost confidence…. thats why i would like to know if you have some testimonial of people that could train boxing whith hernias and discopathy or if there exit some kind of method to do it… thanks in advance for the time, i really apreciated your help and orientation!

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Johnny N June 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I do know of some pros and amateurs that train with hernias. They are definitely limited in movement but they’re happy to still be able to enjoy boxing at some degree. I’m not a doctor so please go slow and be safe. If it hurts, STOP! Don’t forget about your life and responsibilities outside of boxing!

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Anthony August 6, 2012 at 4:38 am

Ok Mr Know-It-All I got 4 points I want to make and I dare you to disagree.

1. You know boxing. You references to fighters and fights really gives me an example of techiniques and styles in action,
which proves to me you’re not just saying it you know what it looks like in real life.

2. You know writing. You get what you are trying to say down on the page thoroughly and efficiently, not trying to impress yourself
with big words and not looking to hear(read) yourself talk.

3. You know life (spirit). There are great lessons that go beyond boxing in your articles. You are very skileld at instructing the exactness
of technique while planting the seeds of metaphor.

4. You are a great teacher. You are able to give instruction to begginers as well as have an approach that is subtle enough but
backed by enough credibility to keep the mind of a more advanced fighter open to your ideas.

I have been messing off and on in boxing gyms for 15 years. i have been looking at your site for a few days and you have taught me a better way to wrap
my hands and unbelievably a better way to throw my jab. Your site is great and you are making a difference in the world. I am now dedicated to getting myself in great
fighting shape like I have never been in before and want to see how far I can take boxing, I will be happy with the result as long as I do everything I can. If I get into
position where I can pick and choose my trainers you will definetly be in my camp if available.

To sum it all up, thanks.

Anthony

P.S. Do you have any heavyweight specific tips, tricks or training advice? Since the heavyweight game can seem like a different sport because of size and power differneces?

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Johnny N August 15, 2012 at 10:20 am

LOL–you win, Anthony.

Heavyweight specific tips:
- Don’t jump around so much like the smaller guys. Walk, then trade…walk around some more, then trade some more. Jumping around or trying to move quickly is just going to tire you out!
- Make your shots count. Smaller guys have room to throw all sorts of pitty pat punches and feints and stuff. You can do it too but be conservative. One feint, one jab, ONE BIG RIGHT HAND, follow-up. Learn all the stuff the little guys do but fight like a heavy weight.
- Heavy weights can hit everywhere. Not just the head and body, but also the neck, the shoulders, the elbows, the wrists. Heavyweight punches can cause damage no matter where they land.
- Let your opponent fall off balance. Heavy weights fall easily when they get tired. When your opponent is fading, let him swing himself off balance. Just walk back, let him fall, then counter.

Let me know how that works!

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Will August 14, 2012 at 4:41 am

Hey, Johnny I have to say I absolutley love this website. It tells you everything you need to know about boxing and I think people should be heaping praise on the amount of effort you put into helping fighters like us improve.

I have been boxing for almost 9 yrs and I have an awful lot of knowledge on boxing, but the one question I can never answer is, ‘what makes the perfect fighting style’, in other words the sweet science of boxing, any ideas?

many Thanks
Will

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Johnny N August 15, 2012 at 10:21 am

No such thing, Will! There is no perfect style when your opponent keeps changing. It’s like asking me for the perfect dance when the music keeps changing!

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Coach Carl August 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm

please contact me, i want to make extra money for my gym (travel, lodging, food) Thanks!

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Question: Hands affected by heavy hitting August 25, 2012 at 9:24 am

I have done a lot of heavy bag work in the last 5 years. Now I notice that I drop things with my fingers, like aspirins if taking them out of bottle. Does the heavy bag work affect a boxer’s hands later on in life? I unfortunately have been using bag gloves, not regular gloves.

Is this common to old fighters? I like to hear from some older fighters.

Thanks

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Johnny N August 27, 2012 at 9:06 am

Yes, too much heavy bag work can wreck your hands. Old people get all sorts of joint problems when their bones age, and old fighters are no different.

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Question: Hands affected by heavy hitting August 27, 2012 at 9:43 am

thanks, probably a combination of both for me.

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Boniko September 14, 2012 at 1:31 am

hello,

i have problems with my wrist. and i need some really good padding heavy bag gloves. so could you suggest some good gloves? what do you think about the everlast protex 2 evergel gloves?

thanks

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Johnny N September 29, 2012 at 9:08 am

They’re good. I like them.

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mattman September 21, 2012 at 7:47 am

I just wanted to commend you on the awesome job you do on this website. few sites do such a quality job in every aspect like yours does, and im not just talking about boxing websites. keep up the good work!

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Johnny N September 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Thank you! I appreciate the compliment.

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don September 29, 2012 at 4:58 am

Johnny N

great job on the web site. I am new to boxing and your articles are a indispensable

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Johnny N September 29, 2012 at 9:06 am

Thank you, Don. Good luck with boxing!

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Jamie October 2, 2012 at 12:37 am

Hi, first of all can I say this is by far the best boxing site on the Internet, you have a fantastic way of explaining things in a way that makes total sense.
I’m from the UK and I’m setting up a store for boxers/fighters however I want to only sell quality products and products that are trusted, my pet hate at my club is when I’m sparring with someone who has a pair of gloves he has paid a lot of money for just because they have a name on them ( normally by a company who make clothing).
What gloves do you guys use and recommend, I have read the buying guide to gloves and think that is so informative and just wanted to know if you all agree? Plus if you have any suggestions on what could make my store better that would be great!
Also do you mind if I share you site on my facebook?
Thanks a lot, Jamie

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Johnny N October 2, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Yes, do share my site anywhere you can! Thanks for being a quality supplier.

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Matteo October 3, 2012 at 11:26 am

Hello Johnny, I really love reading your articles, I just found out about your website and now I will keep coming back to read some news. I just started my training of this old passion I have, and I’ll get some tips from here for sure!!!! I am Italian, and I am training in England right now, but I was thinking to come to America one day… Learn a lot and very different things I think is important to open mind on your opponents as well!!!!
Thank you and keep going like this!!!

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Johnny N October 7, 2012 at 2:58 am

You’re welcome, Matteo! You should definitely visit America one day. Be careful when you visit the gyms here. Some of the best gyms are in very poor (potentially un-safe) neighborhoods.

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Gary October 10, 2012 at 7:59 am

Terrific website… an easy read and very addictive.

I’m not a boxer in the pure sense but I do train in ITF Taekwon-Do (not the hands by the side WTF Taekwon-Do you see in the olympics… in ITF we actually punch each other). Almost everything you write on your website in one way or another can be used effectively in my sport… I believe it is truly a great resource for many styles of fighters.

Thanks a lot and keep up the awesome work… :)

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Johnny N October 11, 2012 at 10:47 am

Thank you, Gary! Good luck with TKD. Anytime you need punching information, this site is here for you.

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Mike October 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

hey johnny, big fan of your work on this site. Hoping to get some advice off you. I’ve always boxed at 64kg but took time off and was lifting some weights to bulk up before returning to my club. But I gained a lot of muscle weight so was wondering if I could lose weight to get back down to 64kg while keeping the muscle I achieved. Thanks. Keep up the good work :)
Mike

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Johnny N October 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

If you’re trying to lose weight without losing that muscle, then you have to lose something else…. fat? water? You may ultimately have to lose that muscle weight.

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Mike October 18, 2012 at 8:01 am

thanks for the help johnny and thanks for replying so quick. Your tips and strategies brought my game to another level. much appreciated

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Johnny N October 21, 2012 at 2:18 am

You’re welcome!

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John Guthrie October 26, 2012 at 7:20 am

Great site!!!
Awesome advice! Thanks for serving the science.

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T.D. November 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Heavyweight John Guthrie ??? From the 90′s.

Johnny, Is that the same guy?

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Johnny N November 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I don’t know. But I have been personally complimented by pro fighters and pro-level coaches before.

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JD November 11, 2012 at 9:06 am

Unfortunately, I’m out of boxing at the moment as i don’t have the time and it’s in a town half an hour away, but I still want to do training and make improvements in the mean time until about March when I can go back. What are some things I can do to make up a little bit for sparring and hand pads? I was thinking of doing a lot of video analysis for bag work and shadow boxing.

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Johnny N November 13, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Video analysis will help some and doing whatever training you can find is better than nothing. There’s no really no substitute for sparring and mittwork, though.

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naib November 18, 2012 at 7:40 am

hi johnny
i had question about dental braces in boxing.i was recently told by dentist to get braces,for 2 years.I wanted to know if i would be allowed to go for armature fights with the braces on.
i found this form online see attachment. if i fill this up and dentist agree would then i be able to participate in armature fight.
and the medical form doesn’t mention any thing about braces.
thank you
please reply back as soon as possible

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Johnny N November 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I think you’ll have to ask your dentist for a clearer explanation.

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T.D. November 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Johnny. You are awesome. I spend at least an hour daily on your site reading and re-reading your advice. I knew you were well respected in the boxing community. But I’ve recently started paying attention to the people leaving responses on your site. Well respected trainer Ramos from San Antonio and Heavyweight power puncher John Guthrie from Texas both give you love on your site. You really are reaching all levels of boxing. Keep up the good work. It’s much appreciated.

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Micah December 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Hey Johnny, your article on the Drowning Style was awesome. Have you ever thought about doing a similiar article on pressure fighting. Perhaps tips on strategy, how to spar and drills that help out. Thanks

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Johnny N December 21, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Yes, Micah. That is in the works!

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manny pac-man December 16, 2012 at 6:54 am

Man,I love you!
thanks for all the great articles.

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manny pacquiao December 17, 2012 at 4:51 am

Hi
I don’t have enough space for heavy bag at my home,is standing bag good?

please write an article about shadow boxing.
Thanks in advance.

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Johnny N December 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Take what you can!

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Simon T January 2, 2013 at 5:28 am

Hey looking for some info on this I have just started boxing, and would like to find out what a boxing class should consist off and length of session?

By the way great videos very detailed !!

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Johnny N January 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Boxing isn’t a rigid academic class. Different trainers will recommend different periods for different people. All beginners are different in their physicality, athleticism, ability to learn, etc. The important thing is to get started and go from there.

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Simon T January 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Hey Johnny, Thanks for the reply keep up the videos I am learning loads from this site thumbs up!

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Kyle January 21, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I had some questions that I hoped you would be able to answer. I am active duty military and have become consumed by boxing, it just always leaves me wanting more after a workout and there is always something to work on with it. I love it. My biggest issue is I haven’t been able to locate a gym. All we have in my area is the all marine corps team. I’m getting ready to transfer and was curious as of wat kind of fees are average for a gym and am I required to be a licenced boxer for a coach to be willing to work with me? If so how do I go about getting a licence as an amateur?

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Johnny N January 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Gyms can be anywhere from free to $150/month. And no, you’re not required to do anything. Getting licensed as an amateur…first you should find a licensed amateur boxing coach and he will tell you where to go, what to do, etc.

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Sojourn January 27, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Hey Johnny, I was wondering if you have made an article on mental quickiness.

The only problem I have with boxing is my perception. My mind just isn’t sharp enough. The punches are too fast for my eyes, all tactics are lost in the blur that is the moment, I can’t handle it! I was hoping you could help me with this. The problem is a recurring one in my daily life as well…

Thanks for the great article, and keep up the good work :)

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Johnny N January 28, 2013 at 11:23 am

Slow down your training so you can process everything and your mind will get faster with time.

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Sojourn January 28, 2013 at 11:46 am

Thank you very much.

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Max February 15, 2013 at 10:20 am

Hi Johnny,
I’m wondering isn’t too late to start boxing at 24? My goal is to be pro boxer. I fear the worst. They want me to retire from boxing soon after i will be good at it. What do you think? I have good skills. How much time to become Championlike? Are there retirement limit or recommended age to retire from pro boxing? What do you think? Please answer as detailed as possible. Thank you very much! I love your guides!

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Johnny N February 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Never too late at all. Can take you 5-10 years to become champion. Go to a boxing gym and see how hard a regular amateur boxer trains. You retire when you don’t want to fight anymore.

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Max February 17, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Thank you! And one last question. What do you think, how hard/possible to catch up to a good skilled boxer who is trained from younger age?

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Johnny N February 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm

It’s a challenge. How hard it is depends on you.

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goomba boxing club February 27, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Hey john my name is joe I own a boxing club in lancaster ny. I am training someone and I influnced them to read watch videos any thing to firther there knolage in the sport, well doing so he stumbled upon you videos. And said we hade a lot of the same out looks and I should check you out.well I did and I must say I am impressed! We do have the same out look,and we like the basics. I would like to talk with you some more if you could email me over an easer way to contact you that would be great.

Thank you
Joe

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Johnny N March 5, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I’m happy for you Joe. My email is up above at this page. You can reach me there.

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Christian Ortiz February 27, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Hi Johnny,
I have recently subscribed to your YouTube account (awesome videos by the way!),
I recently started boxing myself. The info I receive from your website has helped me tremendously!
I also subscribed to your newsletter. That brings me to the reason why I am writing this to you. I am Spanish speaking in your newsletter you were asking for translators. I would happily volunteer! Please let
me know how I can help your movement and get this information across to the world.
Thank you I hope to hear from you soon.

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TK February 28, 2013 at 6:30 am

Hey Johnny–
Just wanted to say thanks for your time and energy with the site–I just started boxing about a month ago, and while I thought it’d just be a decent excuse to work out, I now really want to get into the SPORT of boxing. Your articles are really helpful for a beginner like me who wants to get more into it. Easy to follow and inspiring. Thanks!

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Johnny N March 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Thank you and you’re welcome!

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AJ March 18, 2013 at 9:54 am

Hey Johnny
I was wondering what is your take on using weighted vests, gloves, etc during training. I understand some people use a lot of weight to gain strength but could cause health issues due to the heavy load on the body. I would like to know what your thoughts, the pros and cons of using weighted equipment on the body and would it help develop quicker reflexes.
Thanks for articals, I have been reading them and it is really helpful. Thanks Johnny.

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Johnny N March 21, 2013 at 3:48 am

No weights for beginners. It screws up their form and takes their focus away from technique and more onto strength. Beginners need technique more than anything. Good technique will get you far more power than conditioning could ever do.

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victor alika March 28, 2013 at 5:53 am

Good Day Sir.

Sir i am victor the boxing coach from Nigeria,i saw your gym in the inter net,and i want to make use of your gym to train my boxers,your gym is a very good standered gym,in Nigeria we lack of boxing equipment,please sir kindly respond to me quickly,looking forward to hear from you soon.

Victor

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victor alika March 28, 2013 at 5:56 am

Hi

I am victor Alika, i will like to train my boxers in your gym.please i am from Nigeria,reply me quickly.Thanks

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Johnny N April 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Hi, I sent you an email Victor.

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Johnny N March 30, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Please email me and I’ll give you an address.

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Stephen April 7, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Hey Johhny:

Can you recommmend a good indoor/outdoor shoe for skippingrope? Thanks

Stephen

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Johnny N April 12, 2013 at 10:09 am

Outdoor, you pretty much have to use a running shoe. But indoors, I use boxing shoes. I only jump rope indoors, btw.

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Niyaz April 2, 2013 at 5:22 pm

thanks

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nucknfutz April 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I’ve been reading your articles for a couple years now and it’s a ton of great information. I came across this PDF of a manual written by Jack Dempsey and I just wanted to pass it on in case you haven’t seen it yet.

http://cdn.preterhuman.net/texts/survival/Dempsey,%20Jack%20-%20Championship%20Fighting.pdf

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Stephen April 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Does anyone know what specific shoe I should buy
for skipping? (indoor and outdoor) Please name a specific
shoe rather than just “get a crosstrainer”.

Thanks for the input.

Stephen

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Dimitrisz April 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Hey what do you thnk maybe I can translate some articles to Hungarian !

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JohnnyS April 22, 2013 at 8:50 am

Johnny,
I tried to contact you a while back, maybe I got the wrong email address or you’ve been too busy or forgot to get back, but It was just about The Executioner, Bernard Hopkins, I’ve been subscribed for a while now, and have to say that your site is probly my most favorite boxing site online and that I look forward to every new post for my weekly dose of boxing knowledge and that its all much appreciated and to keep up the great work.
So I’ve just been wondering would you have any interest in maybe doing an article or video (or 10 lol, like Pacquiao’s 10 tricks) on Bernard Hopkins, and more his ring movement and incredible way of slowing his opponents right down.
Having watched his win over Tavoris Cloud I was really impressed with his way of controlling the ring and found it quite hard even when studying this fight to be certain on how he actually does this. I know he used to write an article, Perfect Execution, for Ring magazine with some methods/tips, but it is actually pretty hard to find much stuff online about his style of fighting, old school I believe he calls it! (lol)

Is it his continous subtle feinting and lateral movement and use of angles, his effective blocking and defence, or the way when it arises he seems to use every opportunity to attack and counter with lighting quick speed etc.
Just really any views you have on his methods and this style of fighting as I think this is a very under appreciated style of boxing, some guys just wanna see big knockouts etc and then I read about these guys online saying that this style is boring to watch, (they’re usually the ones who have never stepped into a ring in their life, because if they did they would know the skill involved) but to me this is boxing at its finest, after all it is about hitting and not getting hit, right?

I know alot of people will say he’s too old and shouldn’t be doing it at this age or that he was an ex-con or whatever or that he is money hungry or just wastes time in the ring, but in my opinion, you have to sit back and take notice of this man as an incredibly unbelievably skilled boxer and I think there is alot to be learned from him and that he is way up there among the all time greats!

So anything at all on this subject would be greatly appreciated and of course make a great article and an even better series of videos Johnny! (In short; please please please, lol)

Thanks again Johnny,
Johnny S

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Johnny N April 26, 2013 at 9:37 am

I received your email, Johnny. Unfortunately, I won’t be doing any more of these videos for a long time if ever again. They take anywhere from 50-100 hours to make and I’ve decided to spend that time on other things like writing boxing guides.

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llaurenzo May 23, 2013 at 7:24 pm

There are some great advices in your Websites !!
However, your recommendation about increasing punching power are not as factual as everything else’s … You never mention the GLUTES (butt) that’s the biggest transfer of power into a punch also some beginners Pro boxers (like myself) 9-0 do push with back leg on the jab a do push with the foot to HELP the hips rotate to increase power. Some Boxers push with their legs while rotating some use their feet more etc … You NEVER mention the shoulder snap which is REALLY important . I looked at your video on heavy bag and you need to put more GLUTES and more shoulder snap into it because it lacks knockout power (from what I saw) .
Anyway , other than that you have a good website. Every boxers developed their own style as there is not one and only style in Boxing .

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Johnny N May 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Laurenzo. Your comments are greatly appreciated!

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llaurenzo May 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I did not meant to be rude Johnny . I admire what you do And your love Of thé sport that we share . I was just sharing my opinion but im learning more And more every Day And i do love your website .

Johnny N May 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm

No offense taken, my friend. Feel free to drop by every now and then and share your knowledge with others. We could use more guys like you around here.

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Jon May 20, 2013 at 10:07 am

Hey johnny , I’m an amateur fighter from Devon in England who aims to one day become a top amateur (possibly consider turning pro) .Wanted to say cheers for putting all this useful info up on here , some of the info is really great ! It is good that there’s someone out there like you who puts all this stuff up for others , and looking for no personal gain apart from the knowledge that you’ve helped others . Well I’ve learned a lot of stuff on here that I wouldn’t have learned from my coaches at my club. While I’ve learned some good tips from you, I still have one problem in my boxing. It’s my ability to naturally move my head while coming in towards an opponent , I can do it alright in shadowboxing and I practice it a lot, but in the ring I forget to do it and as im often too preoccupied with punching . This often involves me walking into punches a lot, and losing to less skilled opponents than me. What would your advice be for this situation and head movement in general ? As head movement is my main weakness (as well as remembering to do it in the ring)I have a record of 2 wins, 5 losses .. And am beginning to get slightly frustrated because I put in a lot of time to training/practising but it hasn’t paid off as much as I’d like it too . Cheers , Jon.

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Johnny N May 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Check out my guides on “Fighting on the Triple Axis” and “Boxing Head Movement”. And leave some comments there if you got more questions. Take care, Jon.

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Darryn June 17, 2013 at 9:43 am

Just finished reading how to be great, really enjoyed it man,,,
Thanks for the article,found it when i needed it most

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IRAN June 22, 2013 at 11:11 am

Hi
I am 19 years old and I have no boxing experience.Do you think it’s possible for me to become a champ one day?
My upper body power isn’t very good,but I have very power full leg and great endurance(I remember playing football/soccer since I was 5 or 6 years old,at least once a week,sometimes 4 or 5 times a week!)
How much time do you think I must dedicate?

Thank you very much and sorry for my poor English!

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Johnny N June 30, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Get to a boxing gym and start training.

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Ivan July 2, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Hello! would be happy to work translating articles and texts. Can you give me a list of those who need to translate?.

I clarify that I am not a professional, but I can read any article from your website in English and understand it. So could share that knowledge.

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lights July 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Hi Johnny!
how long should someone “take a break”/ rest one day two days or a week.
a lot of people/trainers would tell me rest you need a break ,some say 2 days some say one day some say a week,( i had a lower back injury and took me a year too recover and heal Completely and 2 months ago my doctor said my lower back injury is fine and healed and i can return to my activites) what are your thoughts how long should i rest I train 2/3 hours a day in gym on speed bag/double end bag, heavy bag and focus mitts with couch..

p.s. the injury was caused because of lefting heavy weight thought it would give me power however it just made me slower and gave me spondlysis( a small crack on the par)

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Johnny N July 8, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Rest 2 days a week. Don’t train 100% everyday.

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Jeff July 6, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Hi Johnny,

When are you going to have another seminar, I missed the last one? Ever get up to NorCal for seminars?

Jeff

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Johnny N July 8, 2013 at 9:20 pm

I would consider it if a gym here would handle the organization. It’s a lot of work and costs more because I don’t have private access to any gyms up here.

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MR.JK July 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Hello! sir,i am jay kankarwal from india.i have been boxing since 6 months.unfortunately i live in a city where we don’t get good facilities for boxing by govt. and i cannot shift in another city due to financial problems.we do have a boxing gym and a boxing trainer but everything is just not fine becuz our trainer is currupt he does not teach me anything not even a single punch.all the things i had learned or learning is by watching your videos,fight videos and by reading your articles.and we have very less equipments like rotten 4 year old punching bag,Almost 3 years old gloves,some exersicing equipment,very bad sparring partners becuz they always try to kill me in sparring.I want to become a pro but i think i’m so unluckey to born here.This is not a good place for boxing,, i am very hardworking but don’t kno what to do.BUT I STILL HAVE A SOUL, i will become a pro….urgh! may be i’m boring for u……..wasting your time BUT PLEASE help me ….finally i need is please sir tell me a good training routine for me as i told u i’ve less equipments…. i’m 15 years old 5 feet 6 1/2 inches tall weight 54 kg similar body body structure as my favourite manny pacquiao..please make a video and teach me manny pacuiao’s fighting techniques,style..i kno copying is bad but i am damn sure i can fight similar like him so please make a video for me for guys like me…Thank you sir!!!!!!…hoof that’s all…na na no 1 more thing my english is very Pooor…..

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Johnny N July 10, 2013 at 9:57 am

Check out my EASY Boxing Workout and do what you can.

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Chuck July 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Can you make a video on Willie peps style of boxing? he’s supposed to be the best pure boxer ever.

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Johnny N July 22, 2013 at 5:02 pm

I’ll put that on my request list, Chuck. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Chuck July 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Here is a link to a Willie pep highlight. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9aEURJrgpw

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Jazz July 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Willie Pep is my favorite fighter, old school man!!!! Hey Johnny what’s your opinion on Willie Pep?

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Brad (Luke Warm) July 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Hey Johnny,
This ‘e’ is from bodacious Vancouver, British Columbia. I stumbled across your YouTube videos while chimpin’ around (doing some basic research) on boxing.

Absolutely Superior stuff!
1.) Tons of content that is incredibly diverse, yet detailed.
2.) Your vids are concise and to the point.
3.) And you have an on-camera vibe that is authoritative, honest and approachable.

Who designed your website? How many Cats (individuals) do you have maintaining it?

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Johnny N July 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Thanks, Brad. I do everything myself. I’m the only one managing it, and boy is it a lot of work.

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Anthony July 24, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Hey Johnny, check out this video on Joe Louis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R78hdxpRfws I was wondering if you could explain to me his style? because I want to fight like him, Thanks.

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Johnny N July 25, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I can look into this someday although I haven’t watched too much footage on Joe Louis. I’ve got lots of studying to do.

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Dominick C. July 28, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I saw you did a video on jack Dempsey’s falling step, could you also do a video on his style of boxing and the Dempsey Roll? Awesome site a lot of great boxing tips and strategy!!!!!

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Johnny N July 30, 2013 at 2:04 pm

I’ll eventually get to that. Thank you, Dominick!

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Adam Gonzales August 2, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Hey johnny you’ve got by far the best boxing site out there, always come here to learn, & have watched most of your youtube vids. Don’t want to make this too long I’ll get to the point. I don’t like being skinny or lightweight, I like being bulk & buff. But trainers at my old gym were telling me I need to lose about 20lbs to compet, and I lose weight really fast. Im 5’6 & like to stay at least around 155. What’s the solution to staying bulk & muscular while training, eat twice as much?? Can u please give your honest insight and help me out with this, thanks!!

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Johnny N August 27, 2013 at 12:18 pm

This is a discussion about form vs function. An athlete has to be built for his sport for him to be successful for it. It doesn’t make sense to have a bodybuilder’s body when you’re doing cross country. A boxer’s body needs to be fast and powerful. Not so much about strength. I guess if you want to stay bulky and muscular, you should just stick to weights or whatever training you used to get bulky. If you train boxing, don’t surprised to see your body transform to look more like a boxer’s. The difference is like a sportscar vs a utility truck.

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Adam Gonzales August 3, 2013 at 1:41 am

But I know it’s about speed, so I guess what im trying to ask if there’s away around it? Having speed & still keeping a good amount of weight on me?

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Johnny N August 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm

It’s possible to be fast AND muscular…but it’s hard to be athletically functional while carrying an unnatural body type. If the weight is natural, you will be fine. If the weight in unnatural, you will suffer in performance somewhere.

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Eddy P August 16, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Hey expert boxing, I always looked up to you and always learned from your videos and also I skate too just like you. I was wondering if you can see my first ameture fight I had at gleasons not to long ago and I was hoping you can give me tips on what I’m doing wrong. The video is on Facebook and my name is eddy pena with my black wraps and grey shirt as my profile pic. I have a couple of vids of my fight its a kid in the blue tank top (me) and a kid in a red tank top. If you can help me and give me tips that will be awesome, please email me @skateforlif3@gmail.com. I really hope you help me, thanks for all the videos you post and keep doing what you’re doing

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Lauryn August 18, 2013 at 9:47 am

I just started boxing and wanted to do some research before I went nuts on the bag and broke my wrist. I stumbled upon this website and my God – what an amazing resource! Thank you for making everything so easy to understand for a beginner that doesn’t have hands on guidance.

I can’t thank you enough for building such a fantastic base of boxing knowledge. :)

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Johnny N August 27, 2013 at 11:18 am

Thank you, Lauryn! :)

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Jay kankarwal August 23, 2013 at 12:36 pm

What about doing squats without any weight??will help in boxing or not??

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Johnny N August 27, 2013 at 11:19 am

Yes, although it’s still only one of the many exercises you need to do to be a boxer. Do everything. Be completely!

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lorenzo September 5, 2013 at 2:17 am

Hi, i’ve been watching you video all i can say is great thank you too bad we are so far away.
I just start amateur boxing and i would like to buy a pair of shoes for training, i like the nike that you wear on the video can you please tell me what model you wear?

Thank you.
Best regards

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Johnny N September 26, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Nike Lo-Pro Boxing shoes.

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C.J. Fat September 5, 2013 at 9:44 am

Hey Johnny, there is this UFC fighter Dominick Cruz that is known for his really good footwork. I was wondering what kind of techniques he uses, it looks like some kind of pivot but I am not sure. so I was wondering if you could watch this video of him http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBb1WGtideg and tell me what type of footwork he uses.

P.S. Your jump rope video helped me learn how to jump rope, thanks.

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Johnny N September 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Just regular footwork to me. He’s being very relaxed and leaning slightly off axis every now and then.

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jay kankarwal September 14, 2013 at 11:33 am

how can i make my arms like roy jones jr is it possible??or it is natural??i like and try to fight like him cuz it feels so cool and confident but i feel like my hands are bit stiff..from my eyes it looks likes his arms are muscular but also flexible..can i build my arm like him from lot of hand stretching??

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Johnny N September 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm

You have to relax!

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jay kankarwal September 14, 2013 at 11:34 am

does it makes sense??

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Pedro Orsini September 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Johnny, I’m a brazilian amateur boxer, I’m thinking move to america to turn professional.The problem is that I don’t know a good gym/club to join. I became interested to join Wild Card Boxing Club, in Los Angeles, but I have a cousin that lives in Miami.Do you know any professional boxing gym/club with the same level of a Wild Card but located in Miami?
Thaks for the help.

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Johnny N September 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm

I think you’re better off asking your cousin about this.

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Jerónimo September 22, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Hi, Johny
I am Jeronimo, from Argentina. Sorry to bother you again, but I wanted to know if you could please send me a more detailed explanation of what your e-books and videos are. What are they about? what do the e-books consist on? what are the main differences between them and the material you uploaded in you tube? My situation is the following: I want to start training only the technical part, besides, I will buy some of the equipment I need for the training. My problem is that I don’t have the time to go to the gym, however, I may have time to train at home and I want to do it well. I hope your material could help me on that.
Regards from Argentina,

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Johnny N September 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Hi Jeronimo, I replied to you via email.

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Alex Quezada September 25, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Where Is Expert Boxing Located At?

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Johnny N September 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm

ExpertBoxing is a website, not a gym. It’s located online….right in front of you. :)

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Alex Quezada September 26, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Ok.Thank You

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Elijah September 28, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Hi johnny i am a young aspiring boxer i am able to box in a actual gym until the summer any tips that can be given will be appreciated. Also my parents aren’t to convinced that boxing is too safe therefore it would make it harder to persuade them to let me compete if i get to that level any advice will be appreciated. thank you

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Johnny N October 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Take them to your gym and let them see how well the boxers are supervised (which I hope is the case).

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Candace October 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Just wondering how I might download the last 4 chapters/episodes in the dancing footwork for boxers…as I paid for them and am keen on learning , so clearly I am keen on getting these last 4 episodes but have shut the webpage with all the download links and don’t keep a history, so it and it seems I am being forced through the payment process again to find them? What am i missing?
Candace

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Johnny N October 17, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Hi Candace, please check your spam folder as your login details have probably went in there. With that you can log in anytime you want and download the videos again. If you need further help, please email me personally for a faster response.

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Skeletor October 16, 2013 at 9:52 am

Hey Johnny dope ass site but I got a question for you…I know you say to spar at your level and not get in with the sharks as you say, but at my gym the only guys I have to spar with are intermediate fighters with 20+ fights and they kick my ass when I spar…any tips???

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Johnny N October 17, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Tell them to slow down. If they don’t do that, you’ll have to find new sparring partners or change gyms.

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Sean October 17, 2013 at 12:33 am

Boxing shoes?! What’s good what’s not?

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Johnny N October 17, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I like Nike and Adidas.

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Skeletor October 25, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Hey Johnny do you know if MMA fighters throw snapping punches or are they push punchers??? How about Wanderlei Silva???

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Johnny N November 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Everyone is trained to throw snapping punches (as these are harder to learn but more effective to throw) but you may see them use both snapping and pushing punches in an actual fight.

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manny's fan October 25, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Hi Johnny,i want to know should i do body weight exercises like pull ups,chin ups,push ups,squats,situps,crunches ect to improve my body for boxing.If yes,then how much reps how much sets…are there any disadvantages of there exercise,,i dont wanna buff up just want to get Ripped body like Pacquiao.. how much rep and sets will be best.. i am 5”7 and 56 kg ….my english is poor….Thanks!!

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Johnny N November 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Check out my EASY Boxing Workout and start there.

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Elijah Mickels November 4, 2013 at 8:16 am

hi my names elijah and im a 6ft 4″ and i weigh 188ibs. i live in akron ohio and i was wondering if you could find me a gym out here if you know anyone. i’ve allways wanted to boxing and this would really be a favor thanks and your website and you are awesome.

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manny's fan November 9, 2013 at 3:41 am

how do i get strong and keep same weight i’m 56 kg.what if i do 500 pushups 1000 situps like workout everyday i’ll get ripped or gain big muscles i’m confused……if it is the matter of diet then if i eat a lot i will definately bulk up if i dont i’ll be sick… again i’m confused. please help.

You are amazing johnny please help me out…

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Johnny N November 21, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Eat and workout. Try following my diet and workout guides.

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Diego Chávez November 9, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Hey john
I really appreciate your work on this site.
I know as you said you cant lean boxing from videos, but they are helpful to have some notions of boxing as personal sport or competition.
People like you make this world better by sharing knowledge without payment.
Thanks

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Jim November 13, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Hey I really liked your hand wrap style but I tweaked it a little and I think it’s perfect now. I have smaller hands so I can spare a little wrap and instead of three wraps over the knuckles at the end do 2 right before I wrap between the fingers and another two at the end. Seems a little more comfortable and stable.

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flash November 14, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Hello Johnny i am a 15 year old boxer and a shorinji kempo martial arts, thanks to you, i have gained many tips that where very helpful. Also thanks to shorinji kempo have great countering techniques and very defensive. any way i have a big question, and the question is “am i able to do pro boxing and study to become a physical therapist possible has anybody done that before, which is boxing while going to college” and if yes who, what is the name of that boxer”

———- shorinji kempo is a way of life, boxing is my sport and passion and physical therapy is my job and money maker.—————–

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Johnny N November 14, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Vernon Forrest and Juan Diaz come to mind.

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Skeletor November 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm

How do you counter-punch in the ring using footwork and positioning rather than parrying and slipping? What area would be best for this, the middle of the ring or along the ropes somewhere?

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Johnny N November 22, 2013 at 9:17 pm

There are so many ways to use footwork and body positioning for counter-punching, I wouldn’t be able to explain it all in one comment but I do have some information on this in my articles.

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Cem November 17, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Hey Johnny, I’m really interested in boxing but I’m afraid of the long term health risks as well as the rare short term catastrophic injuries/death. My question is, if I just spar and don’t compete am I still at risk? How much risk is associated with boxing?

Thanks

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Johnny N November 22, 2013 at 9:18 pm

There is always a risk but the idea is to take only a calculated risk. Start really slow and go from there. Don’t increase the intensity until you feel 100% comfortable and confident. That’s the safest way to go about it. Look at the pro skateboarders who jump down 20 stairs. They don’t do that they first day. They start with a few steps at a time and slowly go higher and higher when they get more comfortable and confident.

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Cem November 24, 2013 at 11:03 am

Thanks I will

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Raphaël November 24, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Hi Johnny ,first of all congratulations for your website ,the articles are really helpful .I’m a student of English(I live in France)so tell me if you need translations,etc…
Question:I stopped skipping rope after I heard other people complain about shin issues (I used to jump at home,barefooted ,surface:carpet)is it OK to skip rope on woodfloor ?( the carpet covers it !)
Thanks

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Johnny N November 26, 2013 at 9:29 am

Woodfloor is probably the best surface too much. Anything can work as long as you don’t feel pain. Not everyone has shin splints. Try it for yourself and see. Most importantly: don’t over-do it. If you feel pain, stop!

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J. November 27, 2013 at 5:44 am

Hi Johnny. I am an amateur boxer aiming for international/olympic success one day. Had about 9 bouts now and have been competing for a year so its a bit of time off. How often do you reckon I should train/practice my technique to achieve this aim? I would like to try for 2020 Olympics.

Also, how important would you say someone’s record is in determining their ability? As mine isn’t as good as I’d hoped it would have been (won 2, but a lot of people say I’m better than my record, as I’ve been robbed in quite a few fights. )

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Johnny N December 4, 2013 at 9:58 am

The record doesn’t matter so much as your ability and experience. Keep working at it. You’ll get there when you get there. Make the best effort you can in the meanwhile and enjoy your small successes every step of the way.

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when?? December 12, 2013 at 2:46 am

Hi Johnny, My question is when should i workout my body i mean push ups,chin up,situps,squats etc before my boxing workout or after…because when i do these exercises before mitt work or punching bag my arm get so stiff i can’t easily throw punches.So When????? which is better????

and thanx for all the stuff in these websites you are a awesome guy…

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Johnny N December 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Obviously, you’ll have to do those basic conditioning exercises AFTER your boxing-specific workouts since they affect your arm endurance so much.

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Jason December 23, 2013 at 6:54 pm

I read your snapping punches and your three phases of punching technique articles and I completely agree with you, but when you use these techniques they teach you to be more relaxed and have more speed and power, so how do you be more aggressive and have smart pressure when you are so relaxed?

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Johnny N January 9, 2014 at 1:02 am

That’s part of being experienced and skilled. The better you are, the more relaxed you can be. It seems strange that you have to learn how to be more relaxed to have speed and power but it will make sense in time.

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Still Beginner!! December 24, 2013 at 3:01 am

Hi Johnny, i just read your amazing article ”why lifting won’t increase punching power” and suddenly question came to mind what about bodyweight exercises i do? Pull ups,chin ups-its like lifting almost my entire weight with hand and squats-lifting upperbody with legs and push ups u know can they make me slow also????Almost every pro do these basic conditioning exercises i think….i just don’t know please tell me..my english is poor. And Big thanks for every article.

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Johnny N January 9, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Check out my “EASY Boxing Workout”, and go from there.

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Why?? December 31, 2013 at 12:01 am

Why Pros Like Floyd Mayweather,Miguel Cotto shadow box with dumbells?? how can dumbells help me in developing any of my Boxing Skill?? THANKS!! Great Website……

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Johnny N January 9, 2014 at 12:52 pm

They don’t shadowbox with dumbbells, they’re simply moving their hands around slowly. They’re not throwing real full speed punches.

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Jason January 8, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Johnny, I have these sparring partners who are a lot more experienced than me, when I spar them they always seem to keep coming forward with bunches of punches and I don’t know what to do, I usually just ball up and take a beating because I’m scared of getting hit, and out of cockiness the more I ball up, the harder they hit and the more pressure they put on. Please answer back with any tips. Thanks.

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Johnny N January 9, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Start at a slow pace that you can handle. Otherwise, you’re going to freak out every time and be able to learn or practice anything.

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J January 11, 2014 at 7:53 am

I like to shoulder roll and it usually works pretty good for me when I spar against orthodox fighters, any tips for using it on a southpaw?

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Johnny N January 24, 2014 at 4:46 pm

The shoulder roll isn’t as effective against southpaws. But if it works for you, keep trying it. My best tip is to make sure you watch out when you’re trying to shoulder roll away from his left cross. Against the southpaw jab/hook, it’s easy but against the southpaw cross it’s very hard (if not impossible).

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Kyle sweeney January 12, 2014 at 7:46 am

Hi Johnny my name is Kyle I have recently started working with a boxer.. One day he offered me to do a training session with him and I accepted.. Being overweight and no self confidence wasn’t going to get in the way of what I’ve wanted to do for a long time. But having no confidence has really stopped me
From doing a lot and being lazy etc etc… So I did train with this guy and it was the best thing I’ve done all year.. Even though it has been only 2 weeks haha, but anyway I just really wanted to thank you for all the information it has helped a lot you certainly know what your talking about haha.. And it is something I really want to get into!! Thanks again Johnny :)

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Kyle sweeney January 12, 2014 at 7:49 am

Hi Johnny my name is Kyle and I’m 20 years old from Australia, Queensland in a little town called gladstone I have recently started working with a boxer his name was Daniel, One day he offered me to do a training session with him and I accepted.. Being overweight and no self confidence wasn’t going to get in the way of what I’ve wanted to do for a long time. But having no confidence has really stopped me
From doing a lot and being lazy etc etc… So I did train with daniel and it was the best thing I’ve done all year.. Even though it has been only 2 weeks haha, but anyway I just really wanted to thank you for all the information it has helped a lot you certainly know what your talking about haha.. And it is something I really want to get into!! Thanks again Johnny :)

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Johnny N January 24, 2014 at 10:53 pm

I’m happy for you, Kyle. Train hard!

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jon January 15, 2014 at 11:39 am

Hi johnny..

my coach and another boxer I sparred with at my club have said that my punches need more “venom” to them. got any tips on how to achieve this?

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Johnny N January 24, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Better technique, better conditioning, and learn how to throw snapping punches.

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Phil93 January 15, 2014 at 11:44 am

Hey Johnny, my coach has always said to me “you will not be effective as a stick-and-move type of boxer, so you should work on becoming a pressure-fighter instead.” What advice and pointers would you give to someone to become an effective fighter in this particular style?

Cheers, Phil

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Johnny N January 24, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Work on your endurance, conditioning, and head movement. Learn how to cut off the ring and get used to a WALKING-style.

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shiva thapa February 17, 2014 at 10:58 pm

Hi johny I wad wondwring if there is such a thing as a boxing camp
Around here in socal…. some place where you stay and box… like a
Camp….over the summer…. I always wanted something like that…

Thanks bro

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Johnny N March 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm

None that I’ve heard of. At least not at the amateur level or commercial/recreational level. It’s not like the tourist muay thai camps in Thailand. The only ones I’ve heard of are serious boxing camps for pros or champions training for big fights.

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max schmeling March 4, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Thanks bro would have been awrsome….I hea4d they have boxibg in the army and stuff…… always wondered wjy I dont know of any famoud athlete from the army……

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Johnny N March 5, 2014 at 10:42 am

Oh there are for sure!

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Anthony H February 25, 2014 at 7:34 am

Hi, I am a big fan of the info on this site. Yet, as far as workouts go I am a little lost. See I have done p90x and started insanity but they are not boxing specific. Is there any way you could check them out and maybe help me conform them for my boxing. The main reason I ask this is because the easy boxing workout you have here says to be throwing punches every day. wouldnt that be bad because you have no time to recover muscle groups? But than again I have always lifted weights and am kinda new to the boxing training thing. If I am not explaining or clear enough I apologize, and hope you get back to me soon. Thank you :)

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Johnny N March 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm

My advice to you is to stick with the boxing workout I put up. Start there and then adjust as needed. If you want to be a boxer, you need to train like a boxer. And as I’ve already said, that workout is EASY!

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Jason March 6, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Johnny in your own opinion when it comes to a street fight who would win a boxer or a wrestler?

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Johnny N March 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm

It could be either. It really depends on the individual and the circumstances. There are so many variables out there in a fight. Wrestling easily controls the fight if it goes to a clinch and onto the ground. But then again, hey…the boxer only needs one punch. I would probably pick the wrestler more often than not.

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Todd Christopher March 20, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Hi Johnny! You have an awesome website! I love how analytical you are and how well you explain things. Most other boxing video makers just have a “do it like this” level of teaching with no real explanation of the mechanics of things. Thank you for your hard work. I have aspired to do the same because of the inspiration that you have provided. Please check out my website tacticalboxing.com and tell me what you think.
Sincerely, Todd the Wild Cat Christopher

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Johnny N March 22, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Thanks, Chris. I’m really glad to have inspired others to do the same. I’ll check you out!

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Jason March 27, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Johnny check this. I am usually the shorter boxer and am pretty stocky. When I spar taller opponents or rushers i use this tactic and tell me what you think. When you get rushed with straight punches, instead of worrying about slipping or going backwards, UPPERCUT HIS PUNCHES. What I mean when I say this is basically parry them UP using uppercuts and go under, then attack the body. Doing this throws his hands up and the body is there for the taking. I have tested this and it works well just about on any opponent not just on taller ones or rushers.

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Jason April 11, 2014 at 5:51 am

Let me phrase this a little differently. Slightly parry the oncoming punch up using an uppercut then throw a counter punch to the body or chin.

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Jason April 8, 2014 at 6:14 am

Johnny tell me what you think of these fighters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2s1Yze9CTY

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Johnny N April 8, 2014 at 2:34 pm

They’re good fighters! Properly trained and have respect for the skills. This is what I like to see.

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Jon April 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Hi Johnny.

My main weakness with my boxing at the moment is that I’m a bit too easy to hit and I take a lot of punches. I know it would be difficult to see the problem without seeing me, but have you got any tips on how to be more elusive/defend against shots better? I think the main cause is I am too stationary sometimes and I drop my hands sometimes but it’s hard to remember to keep them up.
Thanks:)

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Johnny N July 15, 2014 at 9:31 am

Hehe…that’s EVERYONE’s problem. Keep working at it. More drills, more training, more sparring…you’ll improve with time.

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brian May 4, 2014 at 12:44 pm

I am looking for a qualified boxing trainer in the queens/long island area of new York. I would love a Qualified recommendation from someone who obviously knows what they’re talking about.
Thanks in advance

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Ace May 7, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Amazing website, got a lot of good tips from here:

im in dental school right now, but i love boxing, i use twins 16oz, I’m 200lbs and sometimes i train for about 3-4 hours, knuckles are definitely sore and sometimes my wrists hurt, me trying to be a dentist but also having a love for training. would you recommend i buy different gloves?
right now my gear is
twins 16oz gloves
twins headgear – not very good protection at all for sparring
rival rs1 professional sparring gloves 16oz- never used yet
title gel world full face headgear

was looking to get the ms600′s and the fg5000 or fg2900 winnings

but the main question i have is are they worth the price?
or should i just get the gloves and my title headgears okay right now.

or should i get both the ms600 and which winning headgear?

thank you, i want the most protection for my hands and my head.

-im in dental school in the philippines and have been training there for 3 years now. sparring sessions are not really monitored well so we really go all out on each other.

any advice would be grateful, sorry for the long message

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harvey May 11, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Johnny!

What advice would you give about training with a cold/flu? Would you say rest up or carry on training?

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Johnny N July 15, 2014 at 8:03 pm

REST!

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Javvy May 13, 2014 at 6:33 pm

whats up johnny…
i just started boxing a few weeks ago and i was wondering how long it takes to get good enough to compete in amateur competitions? im planning on beginning sparring within the next month or two;do you advise against this and if so, how long should i wait?

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Johnny N July 22, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Try it and see. Some people take longer than others. Who knows, you could be ready in 6 months.

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SA May 16, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Hi there! I visit your site quite often and it’s very helpful. I had some questions I wanted to ask you.
I’m a 16 year old boy and I go to the gym and I box by myself, I’m an amateur. I’m thinking about alternating weeks between the gym and boxing but I’m not sure what to do. In the gym I’m doing exercises and I work different body parts each day for 5 days a week. I use the machines but I also use free weights, my goal is to become more muscular and not big as a house. Thing is I also want to do boxing. Can I alternate weeks between the gym and boxing? One week gym then one week boxing and so on? Or will the gym not benefit me that much if I don’t do it every week?
Also, how much rest do you need after you’ve done some boxing?
And when I box I do 1 minute intense punching and 3 minutes less intense punching and then so on. I read in this article: http://www.livestrong.com/article/274102-when-punching-a-boxing-bag-what-muscles-are-you-using/ that, “Long “rounds” of three minutes will develop your anaerobic fitness and muscular endurance, while shorter “rounds” of higher intensity punching will develop power and strength.” Is this true? And do you recommend doing it?

Thanks you!

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SA May 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Ohh I forgot to ask one more thing…. what exercise can I do to hit harder or hit with more force. I already do push ups, sit ups on a daily basics and I’m working on doing pull ups, I also jog. Do you recommend doing any exercise at the gym? Will doing dumbbells curls, forearm exercise with the bar, military press give me any benefits in boxing?

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John June 1, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Hey wxpertboxing. As a guy beign involved in boxing for a year, which boxing courses shoukd i buy from your site to start with? Is the beginners boxing series you offer only for beginners, or is it good for advanced students? Your stuff is pricy to purchase all at once, so where do you think i should start? Thanks.

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Johnny N June 2, 2014 at 4:20 am

Hi John, if you’ve seen all my Youtube videos and the concepts are extremely easy for you to understand, then I would say you don’t need the How to Box in 10 Days guide. And you can skip immediately to the other more advanced courses.

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Jason June 6, 2014 at 5:07 pm

What are some advantages, maybe disadvantages, to finishing off combinations with the jab, like 1-2-1 or 1-1-2-1?

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jose luis hurtado June 11, 2014 at 11:18 am

I have been interested in starting a boxing career but I live in a small town and don’t know how I could startthis career.. If anybody can give me some advice on what iI’d could do I’d appreciate.. I am willing to give it all I can to try to reach my goal. Just need that start..

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Nathan G. July 16, 2014 at 11:40 am

Hello Johnny,

I’ve got a bit of an odd question for you, I’ve been developing my boxing techniques and condition (thanks in many, many respects to your website) over the last few years. I’m also working with a family friend who’s a trainer. I enjoy the training and science of the sport. But respectfully, found turning pro is something I’d rather help others do than pursue myself.
I’m going to finish nursing school in about a year and half. When I’m done with this primary responsibility, I’d like to commit more time to a local gym (where ever my work takes me, that is) and work at being a cutman. Do you have any advice, knowledge, or suggestions for getting started in the more supportive roles of other fighters?

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Johnny N July 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm

I commend your ambitions, Nathan. I honestly wouldn’t know myself as I haven’t gone that route but you can certainly talk to other pro trainers and cutman in the game and ask them yourself. If you’ve hung around one fighter for a long time….experience and trust builds…and soon you’ll be invited to work with other fighters.

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Nathan G. July 23, 2014 at 9:04 am

Thank you for you time and honesty.

Also thank you for the informative website, it’s been a considerable help in expanding my enjoyment of the sweet science.

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Chris July 26, 2014 at 2:54 am

Hey johnny, what are your opinions on the new rules for no headgear for senior amateur boxers and the new scoring system. The new scoring system seems like a good idea and the quality of boxing seems to have improved since the style is less reckless. Head movement is now much more important but various experts have both been in favour and against the changes. But what do you think of it? Is there a chance if an article about this change?

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Franck July 28, 2014 at 1:47 am

Hello

I can translate some article to french, if you want. (Je suis français, mais j’ai un bon niveau de traduction). There are good articles on website, your advice is useful to my mind for everyone who like fighting sport.

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