Fitness | Training | Apr 28 2017

Conditioning for heavyweight boxers

Boxing Science's Danny Wilson on what heavyweight boxers need to factor in to their training
Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua during his public workout  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

AS Anthony Joshua prepares to defend his heavyweight crown from former king Wladimir Klitschko, America’s Deontay Wilder continuing to deliver devastating knockouts, the promising rise of Joseph Parker and Tony Bellew’s shocking defeat of fan favourite David Haye. It is safe to say that the heavyweight division has really come alive.

The size, uniqueness and knockout power these heavyweights possess seems to attract the casual boxing fans. These are athletes that carry their own identity and may require different training approaches in comparison to fighters in lighter weight categories.

In Training Heavyweight Boxers, we explained how taller athletes may train in the weight room. Now we will cover conditioning methods for heavyweight boxers.


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