Anthony-Ogogo

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COMBO ONE – STRAIGHT RIGHT, LEFT HOOK, BLOCK INCOMING LEFT HOOK, LEFT HOOK

OGOGO says: “In the amateurs I used to think if I’m not getting hit, I’m not losing points, fair enough. Whereas now, against the good guys, you can’t just let him throw three or four hooks at you, because he gets into a rhythm and they hurt and you’ve got to deter him from doing it.

“So you throw a right hand-left hook and, when he throws his first hook in, instead of just blocking it and punching, I’ll block it, twisting my back knee in to take the sting out of it. Once you do that, that hurts less. Once you’ve drawn it in, you’ve already got the momentum on your left leg to stick your own left hook in.

“Tony Bellew did well against that Russian [Valery Brudov] in the 12th round. They both threw the left hook into each other. He threw, [Bellew] caught it and came back with his own one and his left hook was better than the other guy’s left hook.”

COMBO TWO – TWIST DOWN TO BLOCK BODY HOOK WITH RIGHT ELBOW, RIGHT UPPERCUT

OGOGO says: “The person who does this best is Floyd Mayweather, Adrien Broner does it brilliantly as well. When you’re a technically good boxer like a Mayweather, when you’re fighing someone like a Marcos Maidana, who’s a bit of a rough-houser, it’s his plan obviously to get close to him. In a fight you can’t keep him off all the time. He’s going to get close at some point. When he throws the left hook to the body, in training it gets ingrained if you do it enough. You block it, as soon as you feel it landing, you throw the uppercut. Because if they’re throwing the left hook to the body, usually they’re over their front foot and their hand’s still there. The uppercut hits them and it’s a sickening shot to take, it really is. It always looks good for the crowd and the judges and they’re not nice punches to take.

“You haven’t got to punch too much into it. It’s block, lift his head up. That can turn a fight. If you are leaning over, you don’t really see that uppercut coming. It’s a great shot to throw. You don’t want them wading in on you. If they are wading in on you, it’s a good shot to get out of trouble quickly.”

PLUS OGOGO’S PERFECT PROTEIN PANCAKES:

THEY say that breakfast is the most important part of the day. Each of these pancake feeds your muscles with 17g of protein and just 3 grams of fat. Simple, easy and tasty.

Ingredients

1 cup raw oats
1 scoop strawberry MaxiNutrition
Promax Lean
3 egg whites
¼ cup water
1½ tsp cinnamon
2 packets sweetener
1½ tsp baking powder

Method

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. Then pour into a hot pan and cook like a normal pancake. If you’re feeling adventurous, add some frozen fruit after the batter is blended.

Anthony Ogogo is an ambassador for MaxiNutrition – the sports nutrition product of choice for elite and amateur sport players. #feedyourmuscles www.maxinutrition.com

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