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K.O. Boxing class

Posted in boxing, fitness on January 14, 2012 by Dayron Booth

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Here’s Kay practicing her straight right.

This sessions drills:

Beginners- 1-2, slips, and roll.

Intermediate- (footwork) 2 steps back and change the angle.

Advanced- (focus pads) counter punching and pivoting.

2 rounds of Speed and power drills on the bag, tire hits, explosive squat punches, fast band punches, bat swings, bag push, and m.b. body shots.

You’re tuff enuff…..
Come joins us!

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PROTECT YOURSELF AT ALL TIMES!

Posted in boxing on September 19, 2011 by Dayron Booth

http://youtu.be/MK6

Saturday couldn’t arrive quick enough for those of us looking forward to the Mayweather vs. Otiz fight.  So much build up in the HBO series 24/7, with the father and son issues in the Mayweather camp, Ortiz’s hard-luck upbringing, and plenty of trash talking (mostly from Mayweather),  we just knew this had the makings of an interesting fight.

 Many believed Mayweather would use his experience to out box the younger Ortiz, and cruise to a unanimous decision.  I researched a lot of information surrounding this fight and what I read was expected but a bit overwhelming. The odds in Vega were 6-1 in Mayweather’s favor.  I also read and watched interviews with some of boxing’s most prestigious analyst and experts. Some predicted Mayweather would k.o. Ortiz in 10 rounds, others thought that Ortiz’s corner would throw in the towel in 8 rounds, but most believed Mayweather would use his supreme boxing skills to win a unanimous decision.  No one expected what would actually happen.

In my opinion, Ortiz lacked confidence since the beginning of 24/7, even more so with the walk to the ring.  Mayweather as always looked sure of himself, and ready to execute the game plan.  From the opening bell, it was clear Ortiz wasn’t comfortable. Ortiz found himself moving and trying to box, whereas before he is usually the aggressor, and Mayweather was pressing the action, something we aren’t use to seeing from him.  Mayweather jabbed and countered to perfection as he stalked Ortiz.  This continued into the 4th and final round. Ortiz started to mount an attack on Mayweather, but couldn’t connect cleanly.  Out of frustration, Ortiz purposely jumped up and head butted Mayweather in the mouth. The referee took a point away from Ortiz. Ortiz seemed to be genuinely remorseful in his apology to Mayweather, which he gave 3 times. If you listen closely at 1:04 in the clip, referee Cortez, clearly say’s “let’s go” to continue the action.  That is the green light to throw punches, which also means to protect yourself at all times!!! Ortiz went  to apologize yet again, and as soon as there was separation, Mayweather connected with a crisp left hook straight right combo flooring Ortiz, who was unable to beat the 10 count.  Everyone has their opinion whether it was clean or not.  You are warned in the beginning of the fight to protect yourself at all times….clearly Ortiz didn’t get that memo!

Please post your opinion on the fight.

 

Dust yourself off and try, try again…

Posted in boxing on September 5, 2011 by Dayron Booth

Coming off of an upset loss against Victor Ortiz in a welterweight title defense on April 16th, Andre Berto got back in the ring against Jan Zaveck, for Zaveck’s IBF welterweight title.  As always, Berto looked sharp, fast, powerful, and very explosive, against the very tough European  Zaveck.  Berto seemed more determined than ever to regain a welterweight title and erase the memory of his defeat to Ortiz.  From the starting bell both men came out with a seek and destroy mentality.  Brutal combination’s were exchanged throughout the fight, with Berto handing out the worst of it.  Zaveck started to develop some serious swelling around his right eye  in the 4th and 5th rounds, and Berto attacked it.  In between rounds, the ring doctor and Zaveck’s corner determined that there was too much damage done to Zaveck’s eye and stopped the fight. Berto was ahead on all score cards giving him the victory and crowning him the new IBF champ!  In the post fight interview, an emotion Berto declared he was re-focused, hungry, and had a new determination for the sport, also mentioning that he would love to have a rematch with Victor Ortiz……I wouldn’t mine seeing that again!!

Congrats to my boy Andre Berto and I look forward to seeing him in the ring again soon!!

Mayweather vs. Otiz 24/7 Part 2

Posted in boxing on September 4, 2011 by Dayron Booth

This weeks episode wasn’t as impressive, dramatic, or interesting as last weeks episode. Actually, it seemed a bit repetitive.  The subject of Ortiz’s upbringing still continues to be the main focus of the show.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a blessing for him to be where he is in life considering his childhood circumstances.  But this is the way of it for many people in this world, he’s not the only one……get over it!!!

Oscar De La Hoya, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, former champ and opponent of Floyd Mayweather, stopped in to add his 2 cents.  It seems like Oscar De La Hoya always has some kind of advice for Mayweather’s opponents.  Which is funny to me  because Mayweather beat De La Hoya.  How can you help someone pass the test in which you failed yourself?

Floyd Mayweather annoyed me a bit as well.  Mayweather and his friend, rapper 50 cent, pretended to have a conversation on phones made of stacks of money! Really Floyd???? We know you’re crazy rich, but that little act was just STUPID!!!  However, this pre-school act doesn’t change how hard the man works and dedicates his self in the gym. You have to respect  a fighter who does 3-a-day workouts finishing at 2:30 a.m. to perfect his craft.

We are 2 weeks away from the fight and time couldn’t move any slower! So for now we’ll have to settle for 24/7, hopefully next weeks episode will be better.

Mayweather vs. Ortiz 24/7

Posted in boxing on August 28, 2011 by Dayron Booth

Another great installment of HBO’s 24/7.  This weeks episode was filled with brash talk, emotion, and plenty of drama.

Victor Ortiz’s story is an interesting one.  Victor and his younger brother Temo, abandoned at a very young age by their parents, were forced to survive on their own.  Forced to live house to house with friends, until they eventually ended up in foster care. This experience gave Victor the hunger and determination to train hard,  with an unshakable will to strive for success.  Ortiz has this belief that this struggle that he has endured will help him in defeating Mayweather, that if he survived his youth, he can survive the challenge that is Floyd Mayweather.

There’s plenty to be said about the Mayweather camp. Floyd works hard in the gym as always, using the same training methods and the same team he’s always worked with.  Unconvinced, that the younger Ortiz poses any threat, Mayweather focuses more on his personal issues such as pending court dates, his new fiancé, and the ongoing feuds with his father. Towards the end of the episode, Floyd Sr. and Jr. engaged in a heated argument about whose the reason for Jr’s success.  Both father and son have great pride and arrogance, making it difficult for either man to back down in this debate.  Instead of  focusing on getting ready the fight with Ortiz, a fight nearly broke out between Jr. and Sr. The 2 had to be separated by security. Floyd Jr. asked Floyd Sr. to leave (in so many words).

This series is shaping up to be a great build up to the fight. Can’t wait to see what happens next week.

 

BOXING……POOR MAN’S SPORT?

Posted in boxing on August 27, 2011 by Dayron Booth

If  you interviewed any boxer, 9 out of 10 times they will tell you that they had a troubled upbringing.  Whether it’s gangs, drugs, absentee parents, abuse, poor household, rough neighborhood, or many other negative scenarios.  In most cases, these experiences compels a person into the sport of boxing.  Would a person turn to boxing if they didn’t have to, or does someone turn to boxing out of necessity to escape their situation?  Anger, frustration, bad behavior, and a destructive  personality seems to make for an easy fit and transition into boxing. But does this determine your greatness as fighter?  If your life experience is worse than the next fighter does that give you the upper hand or more talent?  Better yet, if you took a child that’s well-rounded, who attended the best schools, wealthy family upbringing, never struggled, and had unlimited opportunities, would he succeed as a boxer or even make an attempt at the sport?  Or could you put anyone in boxing, who’s a natural athlete with raw talent, and works hard in the gym and make him a world-class fighter?

All interesting questions.  I’d love to have everyone’s opinion on this topic.  Please let me know your feelings and if you agree with any of the above statements.

TAYLOR VS. CHAVEZ

Posted in boxing on August 22, 2011 by Dayron Booth

 

 

This was definitely an epic fight between Julio Cesar Chavez and Meldrick Taylor. One of the fastest, or THE fastest fighter that I have ever seen. This fight single-handedly ruined Taylor’s professional career. He was beating Chavez throughout the fight and was way ahead on points, constantly scoring with sharp, lightening fast combinations. With the last and only knock down that Chavez scored in the last round, with literally 17 seconds left on the clock, Meldrick  got back on his feet with 11 seconds on the clock. Referee, Richard Steel stopped the fight with 5 seconds left!!! One of the worst calls in boxing history! Taylor should’ve remained a champ and undefeated. This defeat scarred Taylor mentally, from which he never recovered.

 

Check out this link to see what I’m talking about: