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The floor to ceiling ball, also known as the double-end bag, is an air-filled ball suspended by elastic cords from the floor and ceiling. Varying in shape and size depending on the boxer's intended training objectives: The larger size...
Total Carnage Fight Night 2 took place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on September 1, 2012. The event presented by Cross Promotions International was headlined by arguably the biggest rematch in Australian Muay Thai history featuring...
Recently, I received correspondence from a young boxer. He is having difficulty applying the skills developed in the gym to sparring and competition, due to excessive nerves and anxiety prior to stepping into the ring. This feeling of anxiety is...
The second edition of Total Carnage Fight Night was held on September 1, 2012. The event presented by Cross Promotions International took place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. It followed the first show produced five months...
Total Carnage Fight Night The Total Carnage Fight Night went in history as an amazing promotion and arguably the best Muay Thai production Australia has ever seen. Organized by Cross Promotions International with the support of Jupiters (The Star Gold...
Sparring is important in the preparation for a competitive boxer in gaining confidence to apply technical and tactical skills in a controlled, supervised environment. Prior to a session many rounds would have been spent on focus mitts training with the...
To dominate your opponent effectively from the inside position is better known as 'infighting'. This will not influence the judges' scoring a round. This demonstrates the boxer's ability of fighting at long range for a taller rangy style boxer,...
(Updated) There is a number of cases of an overturned decision in combat sports. The majority seems to be making headlines from mixed martial arts, and I believe, only when the competitors fail drug tests. Generally it looks like...
A boxer's individual style has evolved from technical skills continually practiced in the gym along with physical and psychological attributes. Physical attributes include height, build and reach and psychological can be aggressive or defensive in nature when competing. Commonly encountered...
There is a number of Muay Thai training videos on the internet, yet here is our version. A new blog series launched in Melbourne follows "Round 2" filmed in Perth last year with the Thai trainer Dechsak Sangmorakot. Seven...
Skipping rope training is beneficial for a boxer's fitness level along with improving body mechanics and coordination. Noticeable short term benefits include cardio respiratory fitness, muscle strength and endurance. Include skipping rope training to a boxing workout for developing vital...
Badr Hari signs 6-fight deal with GLORY Kickboxing Earlier this week GLORY Kickboxing announced that Dutch-Moroccan heavyweight Badr Hari signed a three-year contract with the promotion. The fighter himself confirmed the deal revealing in social media that a total of...
Bare Knuckle Boxing has been in the news recently due in no small part to the photos of Artem Lobov and Jason Knight's faces. The former UFC fighters met each other in the main event of Bare Knuckle Fighting...
Editor's Blog Following the move to Melbourne, I am back on tools. We are talking Muay Thai training here, not about pressing buttons on the keyboard. FIGHTMAG newsline never stops, thanks to all the contributors. The city, known as Australian capital...
This article continues on how the scoring criteria is applied when judging a boxing bout Prior to commencement of a boxing bout each judge has to complete the details on the scorecards i.e. boxers names in respective corner, judge's name...

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Lilian Dikmans is an Australian model, actor, Muay Thai fighter and founder of Real Food Healthy Body. She is a feature writer and presenter at FIGHTMAG.