Everyday life can cause a lot of stress and with many obstacles to overcome throughout each week, why not try a new way of tackling pressure in the coming year?
While there are a lot of things that can knock you down and build up problems, there are ways of dealing with it to, literally, combat any setbacks. One such way is to get involved in boxing. The health benefits from the sport are incredible, both physically and mentally.
Even just delving into boxing once or twice a week, you are likely to see the significant health benefits. Boxing massively enhances cardiovascular health, total body strength, improves hand-eye coordination, boosts stamina and endurance, tones up body shape, helps with stress and anger management, bolsters confidence and self esteem, and can help reduce the effects of mental illness.
There are plenty of top boxers in the world, especially across the UK and Ireland, that people can look up to as inspiration in this regard.
A quick glance at the current boxing landscape and you’ll see reigning unified heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua leading the way. The Watford-born fighter has shot to superstardom in his home nation since winning an Olympic Gold medal at the London Games back in 2012 and is now the biggest celebrity athlete in the country.
It wasn’t always smooth sailing for ‘AJ’ though, with trouble as a young teenager seeing him arrested and struggling with certain situations. That was until he found boxing and began getting his life back on track. Joshua is a great example of how you can turn your life around with the help of boxing. The now 30-year-old recently showcased his athletic credentials to the world once again when he overcame Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia to reclaim the unified heavyweight world crowns.
‘AJ’ is was listed as the favourite with bet365 in boxing betting to get the better of Ruiz Jr and will no doubt be tipped to beat Ukrainian maestro Oleksandr Usyk in his next potential fight, with this bout rumoured to be taking place in spring 2020.
With each passing ring outing, Joshua is becoming even more of a star and is surely someone that young people can now look up to in his home nation. Some may be inspired by ‘AJ’ to get in the ring themselves after getting involved in boxing, finding something within themselves they may not have thought they had. But for a lot of others, the thought of doing so is off-putting, but it’s not a must when stepping into a boxing gym so don’t worry.
All gyms accommodate those simply hoping to keep fit and get in better physical and mental shape. This means no contact boxing training, so no need to worry about a knockout! Boxing is one of the best ways to get fit, stay healthy and, of course, meet new people. So why not try something new and get involved in 2020?