Unified welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. faces dual division champion Danny Garcia in the FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Main Event on Saturday, December 5 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX
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Unified WBC and IBF welterweight world champion Errol "The Truth" Spence Jr. brought fans and media to his training camp Thursday in a virtual training session as he prepares to face two-division champion Danny 'Swift ”Garcia in the FOX Sports PBC Pay -Per-View Main Event on Saturday, December 5 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.
Spence, a native of Desoto, TX, will return to the ring after two impressive performances on FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-Views in 2019. In March, he defeated four-division champion Mikey Garcia at AT&T Stadium by unanimous decision, before moving to get to Los Angeles. to unify the welterweight titles in September by beating Shawn Porter in one of the best fights of the year.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, Man Down Promotions and DSG Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased from SeatGeek.com, AT&T Stadium's official ticket provider.
Spence was joined in training by his longtime trainer Derrick James. Here's what training participants had to say on Thursday:
ERROL SPENCE JR.
“I feel good right now. I am in good shape and ready to go. We trained hard and focused 100%. I am ready to put on a big show for my hometown fans.
“I'm not concerned about ring rust. We have a game plan and I work with my coach every day. I'll stick to the plan and use it on December 5th. I look forward.
“I chose Danny Garcia because he's a tough opponent with a granite chin. He's still in tough close quarters battles. He's gonna get the best of me.
“If I took a focus fight I wouldn't be as focused or dedicated as I am right now. I know Danny's dad is pushing him to take my seat belts in my hometown. So I stay focused to make sure that doesn't happen.
“It's as good as I've ever felt it. You can see that I am sweating today and that I am not parched. There is no struggle to gain weight. I just feel good.
“I don't know if Danny is the toughest puncher I've faced. We'll see when I step into the ring against him. But I know I'm not Amir Khan or Adrian Granados or someone else he took out.
“I'll just feel it. If I can squeeze it early I'm going to push and do what I do. We have a great game plan. Everyone needs to be tuned in and watching what I'm going to do because this fight is guaranteed to be an exciting one.
“There was a lot of uncertainty after my accident, but I knew I wanted to keep training and make sure I was 100% ready to step into the ring. The doctors gave me the green light and told me everything was fine, so I'm good to go.
“It is a blessing to have my son born during training camp. Seeing his face makes me work harder. With my two daughters, I want to give them all a bright future. The only way to do that is to train hard, stay focused and get this win on December 5th.
“I want to make a hard-hitting statement. I guarantee you it's going to be highlighted everywhere from this one. It's going to be a great performance.
“My message to the rest of the division is right: line them up. Everyone knows who to talk to. All the other top welterweights, anyone else in my way, can come and try to get it.
DERRICK JAMES, trainer of Spence
“Errol worked hard. The dedication and determination are there. He's pushing himself as hard or harder than ever. You can tell that there is competition in himself for him to push himself to be the best he has ever been.
“Danny is a very intelligent fighter. He is one of the most decorated fighters in the sport and he has an excellent CV. It's definitely a threat. So me and Errol both have to be on our “A” game to be able to beat him.
“We don't care what Angel Garcia says. At this level, you have to have that trust that Angel has in Danny. We still believe that we will win. If it's the rivalry between Dallas and Philadelphia that inspires them, that's fine. We have our own motivations that inspire us.
“The key to Errol's power is his body. He hits with his whole body. He's really focused on his technique and puts all 147 pounds of pressure into a shot. This could lead to a knockout at any point in the fight.
ABOUT SPENCE VS. GARCIA
Spence vs. Garcia will see unified welterweight world champion Errol "The Truth" Spence Jr. duel with two-division world champion Danny "Swift" Garcia in the successful main event of a FOX Sports PBC Pay- Per-View Saturday, December 5 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The pay-per-view begins at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT and features undefeated super welterweight sensation Sebastian "The Towering Inferno" Fundora taking on Jorge Cota in a WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator in the co-main event. The roster will also see action contenders Josesito "The Riverside Rocky" Lopez and Francisco "Chia" Santana face off in a 10-round welterweight affair, as well as former champion Julio Ceja take on featherweight contender Eduardo. Ramirez in a WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator to kick off the pay-per-view.
AT&T Stadium, which played host to NFL fans during the 2020 Dallas Cowboys season, will follow CDC guidelines with protocols regarding COVID-19 protective measures and clean-up procedures. All fans attending the event will be required to wear a mask. Tickets will be distributed in blocks of seats called “pods” to maintain distance between groups that do not know each other.
A quick list of seize basic boxing tips your se progager should have told you. These boxing tips will improve your boxing training, boxing punching, and boxing defense. Good luck !
Stay calm and punch lighter on the bag so you can last more rounds, keep your form together, and punch sharp. This will allow you to get in more minutes of quality bagwork. You want to have energy to hit the bag with convenable form and keep your punches snappy, instead of spending most of your bagwork panting and huffing to show that you have “heart”. Don’t waste energy showing off on the bag – nobody cares.
Don’t workout till complete failure. Get tired, break a sweat, and just push yourself a little more each day. If you go until failure everyday of the week without a reason, you’ll probably overtrain and quit boxing very soon.
Drink lots of water. One cup every hour peu ! Make friends in the gym, be humble, and ask people for boxing tips. When another frapper beats you, ask him how he did it; you may be surprised at how helpful he might be at showing you your own weaknesses.
Turn your whole body into the punch. If your feet are slow, ( most people have slow feet at first ) you will find that punching a little slower actually hits harder than punching faster. So in other words, punch as fast as your body can turn so you won’t sacrifice power. Again, use your whole body instead of just the arms to punch. Throw short hooks, bermuda uppercuts, and short rights but long jabs. You don’t always have to throw one knockout punch after another. Combo light and punches and use head movement to fake out your opponent. Remember that the harder you try, they harder they will counter, and the harder you will get hurt. Calm down and throw the punches when you know they’ll land. Never forget to go to the body. Try a jab to the head, and right hand to the body. When you’re in real close, lean your head inside to smother him and throw 2-3 body punches. Throw 3-5 punch combos maximum. You don’t need 10-punch combos – all those do is sap your energy and leave you open to counters. Don’t even practice these for now. Breathe out when you punch and always look at your target when you punch. Don’t hold your breath and don’t look at the ground. Learn to keep your eyes open during the heat of the battle ! Let your hands go ! Don’t wait around forever to let your opponent hit you all day. Throw something even if it doesn’t land. Keep him thinking and keep your eyes open for more punching opportunities.
Stay calm and never stop breathing. If you’re starting to panic, ask the other guy to slow down so your mind and body can catch up. Hold your hands high, elbows low, and move your head. Don’t waste energy course around the ring, just take one step and pivot out of the way if your opponent is overly aggressive. Think of yourself as a matador pivoting out of the way as the bull misses. Don’t forget to hit him back. Don’t lean back and don’t take your eyes off your opponent when you’re taking punches ( this is especially hard for most beginners ). Establish your ground and defend it with counters. Pivot so that you don’t get countered. Don’t always wait for your opponent to finish punching before you start punching back. Interrupt his combos and hit him ! Too many speedy fighters get caught up in trying to block all the oncoming punches that they never get to counter. Let your hands go !
When starting out, boxers will usually first be taught how to fight at a distance, also known as ‘outfighting’, rather than getting in close where they are more likely to be hit. The skills used here include arm’s-length punches and quick footwork to enable the vous défouler sur to deliver a blow before their opponent can respond. It is the best way to tire out and attack an opponent, and lessens their chance of a counterattack.
The following boxing techniques are described for right-handed boxers ( if you are a left-handed or a ‘southpaw’ frapper then use the opposite arm or leg to what is being described ).
The importance of a good stance cannot be stressed enough. A good stance provides balance, and is a key to both attacking and defensive techniques. Boxers should be able to throw a punch without losing their balance. Being off balance allows an opponent to get in with their own blows. tera assume a good boxing stance, you need to do the following :
Stand sideways to the target, so that you lead with the shoulder opposite that of your strong punching hand. A right-handed vous défouler sur should point their left shoulder toward the target. Feet should be kept shoulder width apart, then step forward one pace with the left foot and line up the heel of your left foot with the toes of your other foot. Turn both feet at a 45 degree angle to your target. Your weight should be evenly distributed to provide a firm, steady platform. Bend your knees and hips slightly, keeping your back fairly straight and lift your back heel off the floor, no more than about 7. 5cm ( 3in ). Tuck your elbows in close to your sides and raise your forearms so that they shield the chest. Hold the left glove out at shoulder height and keep it far enough out to attack, but close enough to draw back quickly in defense. The right glove should be held underneath the chin with the wrist turned inwards.
The golden rules of boxing footworkGood footwork is important to enable the frapper to defend or attack from a balanced place. The golden rules of boxing footwork are as follows : Keep the weight balanced on both feet. Keep your feet apart as you move to maintain good balance. Move around the ring using short sliding steps on the balls of your feet. Never let your feet cross. Always move the foot closest to the direction in which you want to move first.
The key to good footwork is speed, and this can be enhanced by improving fitness, with particular attention to the legs. One good activity for improving fitness, used by many boxers, is skipping. PunchingThere are four main punches in boxing : Jab — a sudden punch. Cross — a straight punch. Hook — a short side punch. Uppercut — a bermuda swinging upward punch.
The Jab ( Left Jab ) This is the simplest but most-used punch in boxing, and likely to be the first punch any beginner would learn. The jab can be used both for attack or defense, and is useful to keep the opponent at bay to set up bigger blows. Hold your left hand up high with your elbow in close to your body. Aim for the opponent’s chin with the back knuckles. Rotate the arm so that the punch lands with the thumb making a small clockwise turn inwards. Slide the left foot forward before impact and snap the hand back ready to deliver another jab. The chin should be dropped to the shoulder to protect it, and the right hand held high ready to block any counter punches.
The CrossA ‘straight right’This is the most powerful and damaging punch, but it may leave the frapper open to a counterattack if it fails to connect. It is best used in a combination of punches, usually after the opponent’s defense has opened up after being hit with a good left jab. Drive off the back foot and pivot the hips and shoulders into the punch for maximum power. Straighten the right arm so that it is at full stretch on impact. Keep the left hand in a guarding position to avoid a counter.
A ‘straight left’This is a good way of keeping an opponent on the back foot. From the basic stance simply straighten your left arm and twist your hips and shoulders into the punch. The first will automatically twist so the knuckles are up and the palm downwards just before impact. If there is room, slide the left foot forward for the blow, but quickly bring up the right foot to maintain balance.
HookThe hook comes from the side so can catch the opponent unaware as it initially comes from out of their vision. The hook requires the puncher to arch and turn their body into a punch. It can be made with either the left or right arm. A right hookBring the chin down to the inside of the left shoulder to protect it. Pivot the toes, hips and hand in the direction of the punch. Turn your hand over so that at the point of impact, the palm faces down.
UppercutThe uppercut can be a great knockout punch and is delivered at close quarters. It comes up from underneath, has an element of surprise, and is usually aimed at the jaw with either hand. One drawback is that if it doesn’t take the opponent out, there is a big chance they will be able to deliver a counterattack. to make a right uppercut, transfer the weight onto the right foot and twist the shoulders and hips to the left, bringing the right first directly up into the target. Leaning back too much will send the vous défouler sur off balance.
en définitive to boxing techniquesWhile a right-handed frapper will obviously favour their right hand as it will be their strongest, they should be prepared to work with both hands. In any case, the jab — the most frequently used in a bout — for a right hander will be with the left hand, while he prepares to get through with a big right handed shot. Here we have focused on just a few of the basic punches from the point of view of a right hander, but the frapper must remember that a left hook or left uppercut, for example, can be just as effective given practice. In some circumstances, it may even be a good tactic for the vous défouler sur to change stance and fight as if he were a left-handed boxer.