Fight TipsFight tips and competition-specific tactics to help you win your next fight. When it's time to be serious, these are the tips to help you come out with the victory.

Fight Tips


The best advice is often the simplest advice.

Life is complex. So are techniques, skills, instructions, and many other things. After all the training you’ve done (or haven’t done)…the last thing you need is more things to confuse your brain and distract you from using your most natural weapon, INSTINCT.

So here are 10 easy tips to help you focus on the fight (and not the instructions): [Click to read more…]

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Winning Your First Pro Fight

Crucial tips for getting your first win.

After spending last Saturday supporting some friends at their pro fight, I’ve come to the realization of some important details when it comes to winning your very first professional boxing match. I saw several debuts and took notice of the way they prepared themselves, carried themselves, acted in the ring before the fight, and of course…their techniques and strategy during the fight. I could see very easily what worked and what didn’t work.

It goes without saying that preparation is key. Your natural ability, skill, and training have a large part to do with winning. But there are also other factors that you may not have considered that can make a huge impact on your success. [Click to read more…]

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Controlling Range and Rhythm

Establishing your range is crucial in boxing.

Finding the range is often talked about in the art of boxing. You hear people comment all the time on how someone “has great range” or “knows how to get in and out of range” or “controls the fight”.

But what does controlling the range or finding the range really mean? Some people see it as using the jab and having great footwork. But I think it’s more than that. Controlling the range also has to do with controlling the pace. It’s more than having great endurance and great footwork. It’s about finding an interval that fits best with your fighting rhythm.

There are a few more things you have to understand to [hopefully] make it your fight… [Click to read more…]

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Advanced Boxing Strategy

September 12, 2014 September 12, 2014 by Johnny N Boxing Strategy, Fight Tips 20 Comments

Advanced Boxing Strategy

An in-depth guide on how I think during a fight. It’s an advanced boxing strategy guide. Theoretical concepts and stuff that all the experienced guys know. So I won’t be going over technical things like “how to create an angle” or “how to counter a jab”.

This is a raw look into how I think and how I get things done in the square circle. [Click to read more…]

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Fight Preparation Tips

Preparing for your first fight can be the most stressful moment of your life.
This might be the scariest thing you’ve ever done so it’s natural to worry about everything.

You keep checking your workout bag to make sure you didn’t leave your mouthpiece at home. People are texting you for the time and directions and parking information. You feel like some kind of wedding planner. And deep inside, you keep wondering if you’re ready.

Here is my list of final fight preparation tips so you can focus on your fight! [Click to read more…]

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Intermediate Boxing Skills

What is it that all the skilled fighters have?

More powerful punches?
A slicker defense?
Or simply more fights?

I’ve compiled a list of qualities that I see in many intermediate fighters.
You’ll need all of these skills if you ever hope to become an “advanced fighter”.
Here’s what it takes to get beyond the beginner level… [Click to read more…]

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The Feel Out Process

October 26, 2012 October 26, 2012 by Johnny N Boxing Strategy, Fight Tips 37 Comments

feel out process


If you’re like most fighters; you were more prepared before the bell than after it. Craziness ensues in real fights. There’s no time to sit and think about what you want to do. Technique and strategy goes out the window when all you want to do is defend yourself.

Luckily, there is a better way. It’s called the feeling out process. The feeling out process is what keeps fighters from being torn to bits before they’ve even straightened out their headgear. The feeling out process is how smart fighters turn a difficult match around and get the victory even when they’re out gunned.

But how do you do it? If you thought feeling out meant moving around and stalling the fight with jabs, YOU ARE WRONG! [Click to read more…]

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how not to get robbed in your amateur fight

I was cornering for one of my fighters last weekend when I witnessed yet another robbery on the amateur circuit. For those who’ve never watched an amateur fight live except for the Olympics on TV, I have something to break to you: robberies happen ALL THE TIME IN AMATEUR BOXING!

It’s inevitable when boxing is such a subjective sport full of bias. Judges are not fighters. They can only judge by what they see, not what they feel. And you can’t win a fight without looking good to the judges.

It’s heartbreaking to lose when everyone saw that you won. Here are some things you can show the judges to avoid a bad decision! [Click to read more…]

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tips for your first fight

Last Sunday, I cornered for 2 fighters for their first fights. My friends, Van and Richard were training hard for the past couple months. I was proud to see both of them win their first fight. (Video included.)

I figured you’d want to know how I coached Van and Richard. To all the guys that trained hard, you deserve to win–this guide is for YOU. To everyone else that only trained 99% and/or like to make excuses, this guide will keep you from getting KO’ed in front of your friends.

Here are some strategies and tips for your first fight… [Click to read more…]

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Basic Boxing Footwork Strategy

Timing your boxing footwork effectively to get in and out of range.

I’ve known this for a long time but never thought about sharing it online until I saw a friend getting hammered last Friday during an intense sparring session. Basically, his opponent was a bigger guy chasing him down and landing big shots. My friend was doing all he could to keep moving and maintain a gap between him and his opponent but his “constant movement” wasn’t enough to keep his opponent off of him. I figured some of you might want to know what I said to my friend in between rounds.

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