Weekend RCM Boxing Roundup: King Arthur Upsets Yarde, Spence and Saunders Retain Titles
Boxing weekend: King Arthur upsets Yarde, Spence and Saunders retain their titles By Robert Brizel, Chief Correspondent of Real Combat Media Boxing * Photo credit: Frank Warren Boxing Westminister, United Kingdom (December 6, 2020) - The undefeated Lyndon 'King' Arthur marked a huge major upset over the weekend, retaining the British Commonwealth Empire light heavyweight […]

Boxing weekend: King Arthur upsets Yarde, Spence and Saunders retain their titles

By Robert Brizel, Chief Correspondent of Real Combat Media Boxing

* Photo credit: Frank Warren Boxing

Westminister, United Kingdom (December 6, 2020) - The undefeated Lyndon 'King' Arthur marked a huge major upset over the weekend, retaining the British Commonwealth Empire light heavyweight title with a 12-round split decision thwarted by a very top ten contender. appreciated, Anthony Yarde, at Church House, Westminster, UK, Saturday 5th December 2020.

Arthur, 18-0 with 12 KOs, Manchester, United Kingdom, dedicated the fight to his dead brother Zennen, who was killed in a gang robbery at the age of 10. Enough left hands were landed by Arthur to win most of the opening rounds that Yarde, 20-2 with 19 KOs, Ilford, Essex, UK, could discuss stealing, but the fight was close enough that he could have go back and forth and did it. Yarde wants a rematch. Arthur is better off going for a world title immediately. With this victory he gets a chance for the world title.

Result: Lyndon Arthur Win Split 12 Anthony Yarde, Light heavyweights

Rating: 117-111, 115-114 Arthur. 115-114 Yarde. Referee: Victor Loughlin

Arhur retains the Comnmonwealth (British Empire) light heavyweight title

Arthur wins World Boxing OrganizationInter-Contienta Light Heavyweight title

Super middleweight southpaw Billy Joe Saunders retained the World Boxing Organization super middleweight world title with a round of 12 unanimous points winning a decision over challenger Martin Murray at Wembley Arena, London, UK on Friday 4th December 2020. Saunders, 30 -0, 14 KOs, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom was taken the distance by Murray, 38, 39-6-1 with 17 KOs, St. Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom. It was the fifth and possibly the last world title attempt for Murray, who briefly held the provisional World Boxing Council title in 2012. Murray's chin remained strong, but he was overwhelmed overnight and beyond. staying there, was not competitive. His chance to survive is due to the fact that Saunders was inactive for a year.

Result: Billy Jo Saunders wins 12 Martin Murray, Super Middleweights

Saudners retains World Boxing Organizatoin World Super Middleweight title

Rating: 120-109, 120-109, 118-110 Saunders. Referee: Phil Murray

On the undercard, Irish lightweight James' The Assassin, Tenneson, 28-3 with 24 KOs, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, exposed 16-0 Canadian contender Josh O'Reilly, returning to Hamilton, Canada , knocking him down twice in 2:14 of the first round.

Results: James Tenneson TKO 1 Josh O'Reilly, Lightweights (2:14)

O'Reilly went down twice in the first round. Arbitrator; Phil edwards

At the InterContinental Miami in Miami, Florida, two fights reeked of the house.

Cuban Yunieski Gonzalez scored a save in the second round of an Alex Theran blubbery to win the Fedelatin Light Heavyweight title from the World Boxing Association. Theran propped himself up at 189 pounds, 14 pounds over the weight limit, and stopped at 2:52 of the second round. Colombian southpaw Theran's 22-5 record is complemented by wins over regional tomato cans. Also on the map 23-0-1 Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico welterweight Derrick Cuevas was exposed, losing a six-round split decision to Damien Ezekiel Bonelli, 42, a 24-8 club fighter from Buenos Aires , Argentina, who had lost seven consecutive fights. Usually, with six consecutive losses, a fighter is not allowed to fight in the United States. In Bonelli's last nine major fights, his opponents had a combined record of 159-6-2, including five opponents with a combined record of 100-0-1. Bonelli has come the distance in eight of the nine major fights in the recent rating, and more experience has paid off for him.

At the East Cessnock Bowling Club, Cessnock, NSW, Australia, local New South Wales 11-0 super welterweight Troy O'Melley was exposed by left-handed club fighter 17-9 Wade Ryan, also of New South Wales, by 10 rounds upset split decision, winning the Australian Super Welterweight and the vacant International Boxing Organization International Super Welterweight titles.

From AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, December 5, 2020, Errol Spence returned from a year-long absence to retain the World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation World Welterweight titles by 12-round decision on Danny Garcia. Spence, 27-0 with 21 KOs, DeSoto, Texas, backed Garcia, 36-3 with 21 KOs, Philadelphia, Pa., With a neat left jab. Spence landed 84 shots against Garcia's 14, and a head and body like this leave no room for kickbacks, mistakes or traps. Terence Crawford or Manny Pacquiao could be next for Spence

Result: Errol Spence Jr. Win 12 Danny Garcia, Welterweight

Rating: 117-111, 116-112, 116-112 Spence. Referee: Thomas Taylor

On the flip side, 6-0 Dallas, Texas light heavyweight prospect Burley Brooks lost a six-round split decision in a 7-1 loss to Marco Delgado of Turlock, Calif., After referee Neal Young deducted points from Brooks in rounds five and six for low blows.

Also on the undercard, hapless Tyrone Luckey, 12-13-4, Galloway, New Jersey, was knocked out in the fifth round by Indianapolis 12-0, Indiana lightweight southpaw Frank Martin. Lucky has previously been portrayed in Real Combat Media as the unlucky fighter whose opponents are often undefeated. Martin was Luckey's tenth undefeated opponent. Luckey entered this fight with three recent comeback wins. His undefeated opponents had a combined 75-0 record when he fought them. Luckey's undefeated opponents are 8-1-1 against him.

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Robert Brizel - Chief Boxing Correspondent

Robert Brizel - Chief Boxing Correspondent

Robert has been the Chief Boxing Correspondent for Real Combat Media Boxing since 2013. Robert is also a photographer and ring reporter for the RCM Tri State region which includes NJ, NY and PA. Robert conducts exclusive interviews, provides historical boxing articles and provides editorial coverage of major boxing events. You can contact or follow Robert on Facebook and by email at robertbrizel@realcombatmedia.com.


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A quick list of 16 basic boxing tips your trainer 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 boxer 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 bermuda hooks, short uppercuts, and short rights but long jabs. You don’t always have to throw one knockout punch after another. Combo light and hard 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 running 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 hard 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. to 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 sept. 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 boxer 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 sport, with particular attention to the legs. One good activity for improving sport, 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 puncher 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 place 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 vous défouler sur 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 effet, 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. tera 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 boxer off balance.

conclusion to boxing techniquesWhile a right-handed vous défouler sur 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 boxer 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.

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