In the first Rocky movie, just before the fight, we see both Rocky and Apollo being prepped in their respective locker rooms. Rocky is having Vaseline put under his eyes and Apollo is sitting on his bench breathing deeply, with his trainer behind him holding his torso. There is another man (His corner man? A doctor?) sort of squatting in front of Creed with his hands in the vicinity of Creed's waistband. What is this preparation for? What are these guys doing? I've looked at different boxing sites and haven't seen anything helpful.
Where can I go to see boxing in Baltimore? Pro, amateur, anything. Caveat: I do not have a car.
I'm looking for a gym in montreal where I can hit things. I did karate for many years, did circuit kickboxing after that. I've been inactive for months and find I mostly miss hitting things. What are good places to do that? [more inside]
I want to become a fight announcer, specifically for MMA and kickboxing. (I'd love to do boxing, too, but I think I'm more qualified for MMA and kickboxing.) Who do I talk to? Where do I go? [more inside]
I'm a full contact kickboxer/MMA student looking for training tips for competing in karate point sparring in January. (Light/moderate contact, continuous and stop/start, NASKA rules.) Would love input both from other full contact fighters who've done point fighting, and from pure point fighters. [more inside]
What does it take for a state (USA) boxing commission to pull a professional fighter's license? [more inside]
I think I'd like to take up some kind of martial art for both self-defense and exercise reasons. There are some quizzes online, but I don't really know how to answer a lot of the questions, given that I have never done this kind of thing before. I'm located in Houston, TX so I imagine I have a lot of options. More details on me and my preferences inside. [more inside]
I used to exercise a lot, generally violent sports like rugby or boxing, but several years ago I got injured and two years ago I got pregnant and I haven't really done much since. I really want to figure out how to get back on the horse -- and while I'm at it eat a little better -- but every time I try to just think about it, the many layers of interacting constraints exhaust me. I'd really appreciate help thinking through these, or ideas about what might work. [more inside]
Boxing day restaurants for 20-30 people (Georgetown)? [more inside]
Best place in Cambridge, MA to catch the Cotto Mayweather fight tomorrow night? [more inside]
I train in a martial art at a place with an active competitive team, which I am trying to join. The other person there who is my size/skill level and on the competitive team goes very hard with me in sparring and always leaves me injured/bruised to a greater degree than any other student. How can I work around this situation or have a mature and productive confrontation about it, given that I still want to compete so I cannot avoid working with this person 100%? [more inside]
I recently got into boxing. But I want to read a good book about the art of boxing. Any suggestions? [more inside]
My nephew is 20. He's starting college again. He doesn't read, so his essays are poorly written. The information is in there, but it is poorly structured, Capital letters appear for no Apparent reason, etc. If he read anything, ever, his writing would improve. But he won't. He likes boxing. Can anyone recommend a boxing book which would entertain him and is simple enough for him to understand ?
In the spirit of Hagler v Hearns, the Ward v Gatti trilogy and Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier III - what were the most exciting "must see" fights of the last forty years?
Please give guidance on indoor/outdoor punching bag [more inside]
I think I want to box. Where do I start? [more inside]
I'm looking for the craziest fights of all time. [more inside]
In Los Angeles, on a very limited budget, and really want to do boxing or Krav Maga or something similar. [more inside]
Where or how can someone bet on a collegiate boxing match? [more inside]
I'm planning a theatrical event in the DC area that will require specialized boxing props, along with maybe some trophies/plaques, all by Tuesday or so. Help? [more inside]
Asking for a friend, she has been invited to her first boxing match, and we have no clue about what kind of clothes she should wear! She's in her mid 20's, apparently it won't be too cold or hot.
Where can I start boxing with the intent of competing in Maryland (Montgomery County) or NW DC? [more inside]
What are the best boxer autobiographies? [more inside]
Where can I see professional or amateur boxing and/or fighting in the Bay Area? [more inside]
How do ringside (boxing, MMA, etc.) photographers work? [more inside]
We've had a couple good threads on good books about boxers & boxing (here and here) but I'd like to ask about boxing books once more -- this time with a twist. [more inside]
MaineFilter: Where can I watch the Pacquiao vs. Hatton fight on PPV within 20 miles of Oguinquit, ME this weekend?
Uh oh! He's "out of gas"! How does conditioning work in sports like MMA and boxing? [more inside]
Suggestions for the best freestanding boxing bags [more inside]
I want to explore adding some punching or kicking to my workout. How should I do this with activities, classes, or games? [more inside]
What was the orchestral music they kept playing during the De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao fight tonight? [more inside]
Awesome books about boxers, and the age they lived in? [more inside]
I watched "Rocky" with my roommate last night and we had a debate about what happened when Rocky was knocked down in the 14th. [more inside]
Jiu jitsu vs. aiki jitsu vs. kick boxing vs. thai boxing etc: Which is best? [more inside]
Getting into boxing in Cambridge / Boston? [more inside]
Newbie--never thrown a punch before--wants to work out with a heavy bag... [more inside]
Looking for boxing lessons in NYC, open to group lessons or a personal trainer. [more inside]
What kind of heavy bag should I get? [more inside]
Having recently moved to a small flat with little outside space, my free-standing kick-boxing bag is of no use. Even if I had room to hurl myself at it, I'd annoy the neighbours. What sort of equipment can I use to practice Thai boxing and grappling at home? [more inside]
Many Asian martial arts rely on an extensive, and often showy, system of blocks to protect the face and body. Boxing arts don't. Why? [more inside]
My youngest brother is 15 and became interested in boxing recently. So far we have the gear ready and laid down some ground rules (eg no boxing outside the club, keep up grades if want to continue). However, the club he was hoping to get into are not accepting new members and now he's crushed. We're looking for gyms in the Torrance/Lomita/PV/San Pedro. We live towards San Pedro, but my brother's high school is in Torrance. Hopefully there's a gym my brother could ride the bus to. I am also worried about him training with adults as he's quite slight. Any suggestions?
Y'know how, in cartoons, when one is knocked out, particularly in a boxing match, there'll be stars floating around your head as you lay there? My grandfather said this was based on a real medical condition where boxers would see 'stars' of light in their field of vision after getting knocked out, and I need to know more about this. Details inside. [more inside]
What are the best boxing books in these three categories: History of Boxing, a specific fight, and a specific boxer bio?
Why do boxers wear hooded robes before entering the ring? [more inside]
What is being used by the cutman to heal your boxer (reduce swelling) in the video game ESPN Fight Night Round 3? [more inside]
I can't hit a speed bag anymore. I've been boxing training for a couple years, then quit for six months, started again and I can't hit it anymore. It's like I never had a boxing lesson before (boy, I did). I thought it was like riding a bike, that one couldn't un-learn it. It seems more like golf, that without constant practice I'm screwed. My trainer is indeed baffled. Boxing MeFites, any past experiences? Thanks. [more inside]
Where to watch pay-per-view boxing in Chicago TONIGHT... [more inside]
I'm looking for some interesting ways to work a punching bag into workouts. [more inside]
Does anyone have experience with boxing? (more inside) [more inside]