The world of UFC has seen its fair share of top battles through the years. As the fighters make their way into the octagon, they know that only one will take the victory and that means that tempers can rise before the fight and during the fight. However, what this does mean for fans is that they get to see a brutal spectacle that delivers plenty of excitement and entertainment.Continue reading The Best UFC Rivalries
How Do Boxing Promoters Make Money?
Any fan of boxing will be familiar with promoters who are commonly seen in interviews or weigh-ins with their fighters. Therefore, the names of Don King, Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn are likely to be names that you have heard. Of course, there are other promoters but they do have a role to play and as the name suggests, they are there to set up and then promote them. Along with this, they will also pay for everything that is involved in a boxing match and so, they take on the financial risk. As a result, they are going to want to make back that money as well as some more, so how do Boxing promoters make money?Continue reading How Do Boxing Promoters Make Money?
The Best Boxers in History
Throughout the decades, the world of boxing has been graced by entertainers and boxers who have what it takes to be considered the best in the world. However, with each decade and each generation, new boxers will come onto the scene, win and retain their belts while being considered the best boxer to have ever been seen. Of course, achievements will set apart the best boxers in the world from those who never quite cut it, so who are the best boxers in history?
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr was an entertainer but he knew how to move around a ring and take down his opponents. His record is a phenomenal achievement with 2,257 points and 50 wins and even when faced with challenging opponents such as Manny Pacquiao, he still knew how to hold his own.
Some might place him above Mayweather Jr as he is the only world champion across 8 divisions. When it comes to performances in the ring, he has given the world some of the best bouts ever seen, such as his fights against Oscar De La Hoya and Rick Hatton. He amassed 1,637 points at a 62-7-2 record, which is why he is classed as one of the best boxers in history.
No list is complete without Muhammad Ali. Some claim he is the greatest boxer of all time and he would have told you himself that he was “The Greatest”. He was a performer and someone who might have been considered ahead of his time with the way in which he graced the ring. Even after spending four years out of the ring, he returned and reclaimed his heavyweight championship twice. There’s only one fighter who “Floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee”.
A 28-year career is an impressive achievement but so is a 55-8-2 record. Known as “The Executioner”, he boxed his way to several world championships at middleweight and light heavyweight. He was also the first boxer to hold world titles for all four major boxing sanctioning bodies. What also sets him apart was the fact that he was able to win the light heavyweight title at the age of 46 in 2011, making him a record breaker by overtaking George Foreman who was 45.
Oscar De La Hoya
From the titles he won to the money he earned, Oscar De La Hoya deserves to be on this list. Across six divisions, he won ten world titles and he was the highest earner of all time. A tough boxer with great tactical ability, his record of 1,259 points and 39-6-0 really does stand out.
Marvelous Marvin Hagler
From 1980 to 1987, Marvin Hagler was the undisputed middleweight champion of the world. A tough fighter, he knew how to inflict pain on his opponents using his power while also having the ability to take punches on the chin. He was a breathtaking fighter who amassed 1,160 points and a 62-3-2 record during his career.
The Best MMA Fighters in History
MMA is an incredibly brutal but entertaining sport, completely understandable. When we think of MMA, who comes to mind? We wanted to list ten of the best MMA fighters in history. We have tried to select a range of fighters because we understand that people might have differing opinions, depending on the types of fights. Furthermore, we have taken many elements into account, including their career highlights, win to loss ratio, memorable fights and overall accomplishments. For instance, we wanted to include a range of modern UFC fighters that have helped make this highly enjoyable sport so popular. We also acknowledge that other fighters can be classified as the best MMA fighters in history, which we haven’t listed.Continue reading The Best MMA Fighters in History
The Best BJJ Fighters In History
If you’re a fan of the sport then you will no doubt have your own opinion as to who the best BJJ fighters are. No matter who it is that you are drawn towards, one thing is for sure: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t for the faint-hearted. Those that are classed as the best BJJ fighters in history are those that exhibit the skill, strength, and grace needed to succeed. While BJJ often appears as a technique in UFC, it is actually a standalone combat sport and here’s our take on who the best fighters ever are:Continue reading The Best BJJ Fighters In History
Managing Your Macronutrients Before a Fight
The following article was submitted by Freelance writer Jennifer Maxwell.
Eddie Hall, a Former World’s Strongest Man is eating a massive 7,000 calories every day in preparation for his boxing match with strongman Hafthor Bjornsson. At a weight of over 360lbs, his body needs three times the number of calories than an average adult male. Whatever your weight, as a fighter you too will need extra calories in order to provide your body with the energy it needs for such a demanding sport. However, more important than simply consuming a larger number of calories is the variety of your diet during training and particularly before a fight. Eating an appropriate mix of the three macronutrients, carbohydrate, protein and fat, before a match not only provides you with plenty of fuel, but can enhance your performance in the ring.Continue reading Managing Your Macronutrients Before a Fight
Jiu Jitsu (2020) – Fight Quality Film Review
Where to start with the film Jiu Jitsu (2020)? It’s listed as a ‘science fiction martial arts film’. The plot revolves around the ancient order of expert Jiu Jistu fighters who, every six years, must defend earth from alien invaders.Continue reading Jiu Jitsu (2020) – Fight Quality Film Review
5 Great YouTube Channels For Fighters
It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner doing your first few classes, or a seasoned fighter. Chances are you enjoy watching videos of fights, training clips and training advice. Fortunately, YouTube is filled with some amazing channels from fighters, fight fans and even promotions to help you get your regular fix.Continue reading 5 Great YouTube Channels For Fighters
The Fight Quality Christmas List
It’s that time of year again. The evenings are short, you’re running in the cold cold and dodgy Christmas jumpers have appeared around the office. If you’re not sure what gift to buy the martial artist in your life, or you’re not sure what to put on your Christmas list, then check this list out for the ten things the FQ team have put on their Christmas list this year.Continue reading The Fight Quality Christmas List
A Brief History of Greco-Roman Wrestling
Greco-Roman wrestling, as its name suggests, is a modern style of wrestling that’s designed to be as similar as possible to the styles of wrestling practiced by the ancient Greeks and Roman’s in competitions like the ancient Greek olympics. Thankfully the tradition of wrestlers competing naked didn’t get carried on into the modern version of the sport.Continue reading A Brief History of Greco-Roman Wrestling
A Brief History of Sanda
Sanda is China’s official full contact combat sport. It was formerly known as Sanshou and get’s called Chinese Boxing or Chinese Kickboxing. It’s seen as the equivalent to Thailand’s national sport of Muay Thai, but with its own complex history of development.Continue reading A Brief History of Sanda
Can You Learn Boxing Without Sparring? – Find Your Precise Answer Here
The following article on learning boxing without sparring was submitted by Joe Louis from Askmeboxing.com.
Can you learn boxing without sparring? That’s the question every new boxer has in their mind. In this article, we are going to help you fully answer it.Continue reading Can You Learn Boxing Without Sparring? – Find Your Precise Answer Here
Footwork Drills For Boxing – What You Should Learn Before Matches
The following article on Footwork Drills For Boxing was submitted by Joe Louis from Askmeboxing.com.
Once you have accepted a fight deal as a boxer, you should already know every technique that is going to aid you with your strategies. So before you sign your name in any contract, read this article on footwork drills for boxing to get the most preparations!Continue reading Footwork Drills For Boxing – What You Should Learn Before Matches
MTG Pro LG2 Lace Up Boxing Gloves Review (Video)
A video taking a closer look at the MTG Pro LG2 Lace Up Boxing Gloves.
Engage E-Series E-400 Boxing Gloves Review (Video)
A video taking a closer look at the Engage E-Series E-400 Boxing Gloves.
Skipping for Cardio: Fight Quality’s Favourite Approaches
A skipping rope is an extremely versatile training tool. Small enough to pack any time your traveling its the easiest way to get in work on the move. Despite this, skipping can be incredibly challenging and really push your cardio to another level. There’s a reason skipping has been a training tool for fighters for generations. Alongside developing cardio fitness it improves other aspects of your skills like footwork and rythmn. From black and white video of Muhammed Ali swinging a leather rope to 20 minute long Muay Thai warm ups you find ropes in every gym. However, like all training, not having a plan before you can set you up for a rubbish time. Thankfully Fight Quality is here to help and we’ve listed our favourite ways to utilise skipping to improve your cardio. Read on and find out our favourite ways to approach our skipping sessions.Continue reading Skipping for Cardio: Fight Quality’s Favourite Approaches
Home Boxing Equipment – What You Need To Train Boxing At Home
Training at a gym is always ideal, but sometimes it’s far more convenient to get those hours of training in at home. If you’ve got the space, you might be considering setting up a home gym. We wanted to help you out with some tips on home boxing equipment.Continue reading Home Boxing Equipment – What You Need To Train Boxing At Home
Rules in Muay Thai
The following article on Rules in Muay Thai was submitted by Robert from Way of Martial Arts.
Muay Thai (also known as Thai Boxing) is a striking martial art developed in Thailand. It uses elements of kickboxing and some ancient Asian martial arts to complete one of the most effective martial arts in the world.Continue reading Rules in Muay Thai
Learning the Basic Muay Thai Stance
The following article on Learning the Basic Muay Thai Stance was submitted by Joe Monzon.
Muay Thai is a stand-up combat sport that originated in Thailand. It is often referred to as the “art of 8 limbs” for its use of the two fists, elbows, knees and legs. Muay Thai moves consist of punches, kicks, elbow strikes, knee strikes and clinching (think of it as grappling in stand-up form). It is a full-contact kickboxing sport but also gaining popularity as a fitness workout regime in recent years.Continue reading Learning the Basic Muay Thai Stance
Fight Quality Film Review – Mr Calzaghe (2015)
Mr Calzaghe is a 2015 documentary that follows the career of legendary Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe. It charts his journey through his highly touted amateur career, the jump to turning pro, challenges with repeated injuries all the way through to breaking through to popularity in America and his retirement – undefeated with a record of 46-0.Continue reading Fight Quality Film Review – Mr Calzaghe (2015)