Guy picks a fight with retired world champion boxer
Rick “Rocky” Lockridge is an American former professional boxer. He is best known for handing Roger Mayweather his first defeat—a first-round knockout in just 98 seconds—earning him the WBA super featherweight title. He later won the IBF super featherweight title.
Lockridge started boxing as an amateur out of the Tacoma Boys Club. Being one of four world champions to originate from Tacoma.
Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people throw punches at each other, usually with gloved hands. Historically, the goals have been to weaken and knock down the opponent.
People have fought in hand-to-hand combat since before the dawn of history. The origin of boxing as an organized sport may be its acceptance by the ancient Greeks as an Olympic game in BC 688. Boxing evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century, again initially in Great Britain and later in the United States.
5 health and fitness benefits of boxing workouts:
1. Enhanced Cardiovascular Health
The whole point of cardio is to place a moderate amount of stress on your heart and lungs so that they’re challenged enough to make beneficial physiologic adaptations to support the higher level of physical activity.
2. Improved Total-Body Strength
During a boxing workout, you may punch or kick a bag hundreds of times, requiring your upper body, lower body, and core to engage as you make contact with the bag. Plus, most boxing gyms incorporate other strength training moves into a boxing workout.
3. Better Hand-Eye Coordination
When you’re tasked with punching a speed bag, or you’re paired up to spar with a partner, you must be able to see the target, react to the target, and hit the target, all while the target is moving and changing position.
4. Decreased Stress
Boxing is a great outlet for stress. During a boxing workout, you typically transition between high-intensity bouts of exercise and moderate intensity recovery periods. When you’re pushing yourself through a couple minutes of high-intensity punching or kicking, you don’t have much mental power left to worry about how awful your job is, or how dirty your house is.
5. Improved Body Composition
Boxing is an incredible mechanism for improved body composition because it perfectly combines muscle-building strength training moves and calorie-torching bouts of cardio.