Championship Fighting: Explosive Punching and Aggressive Defense

Championship Fighting: Explosive Punching and Aggressive Defense

by Jack Dempsey


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Fighting techniques and strategies from World Champion and Hall of Fame Boxer, Jack Dempsey.

Jack Dempsey, one of the greatest and most popular boxers of all time, reveals the techniques behind his unparalleled success in the ring. Straightforward and with detailed illustrations, Championship Boxing instructs the reader in the theory, training, and application of powerful punching, aggressive defense, proper stance, feinting, and footwork. The methods Dempsey reveals will prove useful to both amateurs and professionals.

“I was confident that I could take the rawest beginner, or even an experienced fighter, and teach him exactly what self-defense was all about.” —Jack Dempsey

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501111488
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 01/06/2015
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 119,603
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jack Dempsey (1895–1983) held the World Heavyweight Championship from 1919 to 1926. Many of his fights set financial and attendance records, including the first million-dollar gate. Dempsey was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 1951 and is considered to be one of the greatest boxers of the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

1 Explosives at Toledo 7

2 Good and Bad Toledo Aftermaths 10

3 Punchers Are Made; Not Born 14

4 Why I Wrote This Book 17

5 Differences Between Fist-Fighting and Boxing 20

6 You're the Kayo Kid 24

7 What Is a Punch 26

8 The Falling Step 30

9 The Power Line 34

10 Relaying and Exploding 41

11 Stance 54

12 Footwork 58

13 Range 63

14 Straight Punching from the Whirl 68

15 Purity in Punching 73

16 Hooking 78

17 Uppercuts 104

18 Punch Ranks First 115

19 Your Sparmate 117

20 General Defence and Blocking 120

21 Deflection 134

22 Evasion 141

23 Feinting and Drawing 172

24 Training 179

25 How to Watch a Fight 196

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Championship Fighting: Explosive Punching and Aggressive Defense 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reads as though your best mate -Jack Dempsey - has decided to take you on and give you a few tricks of the trade and teach you how to fight. Full of tips and training strategies this book not only is a great read but could seriously improve your punching power!This is one boxing book that needs to make a comeback!