Originally Posted by dempsey1234
I agree USABOXING, has ruined amateur boxing in the US. Our boxers turn pro too early. This current crop of USA Olympians are totally underwhelming.
I really would like to learn about boxing in the UK, how it compares to to US boxing. What do you emphasize in training skill-wise. Where I live the emphasis is on body punching and power, more offense then defense. I would think they are more technical in the UK.
The UK puts US pro boxing to shame, the crowds and the support for your fighters is truly amazing. Ogogo turning pro with Goldenboy I dont know if that was the best idea. The UK would have done a better job, oh well time will tell.
I'm not from the UK so I can't tell you, I know they have a strong emphasis on their strength and conditioning program, no dig at you
I don't really rate Ogogo, I've seen him rocked too many times as an amateur, doesn't bode well for the pro game.
The best amateur team in the world are the Ukrainians, all aggressive and throw combinations. Here's a video of their training, they seem to emphasise a lot of upper body movement. They also spend a lot of time doing things that aren't boxing specific, playing games and other sports just to improve general coordination and awareness. At 11:11 you can see their heavyweight gold medallist walking on his hands which I find pretty impressive.