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Thunderlips, Stallone and WWE: Did Rocky III profoundly change pro wrestling in U.S.?

In 1980, a little-known wrestler named Terry Bollea, donning the stage name 'Hulk Hogan,' faced goliath Andre 'The Giant' on a pro wrestling card that drew only 1,200 spectators in a building that held 3,500. However, in August of that year, Hogan and Andre would face-off...

Throwing in the towel shouldn’t end a fight: Boxing Rules 101

There's a big misconception in professional boxing that a corner has the power to stop a fight at any time by simply throwing in a towel in the ring. 'Throwing in the towel' is one of the more popular idioms in the English language and an...

Tyson vs Bowe: Exactly why it never happened

Mike Tyson and Riddick "Big Daddy" Bowe were two red hot heavyweights of the 1990s whose paths would never cross. It's not uncommon in boxing for two great fighters in the same division who fought at the same time to have not faced each other.How about George...

Heavy bag tips and warnings (+ video)

Punching the heavy bag is a wonderful way to 1) practice punching and improve technique 2) increase cardio 3) burn calories and lose weight and 4) develop increased punching power in the video below, Johnny from ExpertBoxing.com offers some helpful heavy bags tips. For starters, please keep one...

Boost metabolism and burn fat: 8 nutrition tips for boxers and other athletes

If you're not a heavyweight, making weight can be a brutal, worrisome, time-consuming experience for a professional fighter. ... As if boxing, itself, isn't tough enough. Millions of Americans fight the 'Battle of the Bulge' daily while pro boxers and other athletes are constantly looking for...

Mike Tyson vs ‘The Incredible Bulk’: The fight that never was

Who remembers the hype surrounding a possible bout between then heavyweight champion Mike Tyson (then 37-0) and NFL first-round draft pick, 6'6" 315 lb athletic freak Tony Mandarich 25 years ago? Mandarich was touted as the greatest offensive lineman prospect ever... He was going to change the...

Coffee and weight loss: Java before workouts boost the metabolism

On a hot summer day in 1995, a fighter walked into the gym with a cup of coffee. A trainer yelled to the young man,"What are you doing?""Coffee before training is bad for you.""You don't need that!"But, was the young fighter on to something?Obviously, your daily...

Marijuana: Can it enhance athletic performance?

After his super fight loss to Sergio Martinez in 2012, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr tested positive for marijuana. As a result, the Mexican was fined an undisclosed penalty and suspended for a year.So what is marijuana? Marijuana is an illegal drug produced from the dried leaves,...

When and how to weigh yourself

When should I weigh myself?How much do I really weigh?Millions probably ask themselves those questions daily.If you're a professional fighter who doesn't want to gain unwanted pounds between fights or simply a non-athlete trying to lose weight, when and how should you punish the scale?Most diet experts believe...

HGH: Does human growth hormone improve athletic performance?

Over the last ten years, there has been a lot of discussion about growth hormone (HGH or simply GH), especially in the areas of bodybuilding, combat sports, and American football.Moreover, a few star baseball players have admitted using growth hormone, including former home run king Mark...