Box Like the Pros by Joe Frazier

By Joe Frazier

Former global Heavyweight champion Smokin' Joe Frazier and William Dettloff, senior author for the hoop journal, current a whole consultant to the struggle video game – from the historical past of the game to how you can throw a crushing uppercut and take a punch with no flinching.

Drawing from the studies of 1 of the masters of the game, Box just like the Pros is a must–have for somebody pursuing boxing as a pastime or who's drawn to education to turn into a certified boxer. Frazier, with longtime boxing author William Dettloff, provides an entire advent to the game, together with the game's heritage, ideas of the hoop, how fights are scored, the right way to spar, the fundamentals of defence and offence, the fighter's exercise session, a listing of boxing gyms, and masses extra. Box just like the Pros is an handbook, a ancient reference software and an insider's consultant to the world's so much arguable activity.

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A few states still govern professional bouts and apply their own rules (which are very similar anyway, with a few exceptions), but the vast majority follow the rules mandated by the Association of Boxing Commissions. FOULS These are pretty much the same as in the amateur game except you can get away with more in the pros. The referees have a lot more discretion at the professional level. What is a foul in the amateurs might not be the in the pros, depending on the referee. Some are very strict, some aren't.

By the way, you're considered knocked down when any part of your body other than your feet, including your gloves, touches the floor as the result of a legal landed blow. Also when you would have gone down if not for the ropes. And the referee has the final say as to what is a knockdown or a foul. If the referee rules a knockdown has occurred, the judges have to deduct a point, whether or not they agree that it was a knockdown. Same with a foul. So how do the judges determine who won a round? It's based on four criteria: o Clean punching, which means the scoring of obvious, unobstructed punches to the head or body-the harder the better.

In the amateurs, you just have to land more punches than your opponent does. It doesn't matter how hard they are. In the pros, you could theoretically land one punch to your opponent's 30, but if yours knocks down or hurts your opponent, you could win the round. Pro fights are scored round by round on the "IO-point must" system. That means the winner of the round gets I 0 points, the loser nine T BOX II U TH~ PRO S 36 points or less, with a point deducted for each knockdown suffered. Here's an example of how it breaks down, in accordance with the Association of Boxing Commissions' rules on judging: o If the round ends without a clear winner, the score for that round would be 10-10.

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