Fitness Components for Boxing
In addition to the high level of skill required to be a successful boxer, you also need great stamina, speed, agility, balance and power! However, which of these are more important? Below is a discussion about the fitness requirements for the sport of boxing, which can help with developing training programs and for interpreting fitness testing results and determining the relative strengths and weaknesses of a boxer.
You Need Stamina and Speed
We have a poll about the component of fitness most important for success in Boxing. Out of the options of Body Size and Composition, Muscle Strength, Muscular Endurance, Power, Speed / Quickness, Agility, Flexibility, Balance and Coordination, and Cardiovascular Endurance, the factors which are considered most important by the readers of this site are Cardiovascular Endurance and Speed / Quickness. Muscle power and endurance, as well as good balance were also considered important. You can add your vote too.
You Need to be Good at Everything!
In a similar poll, we have asked people to rate the 12 factors of success for sports. Visitors to this site have rated each of these factors for the sport of boxing, and the most important according to them are the physical attributes of Aerobic Endurance and Strength & Power, which were rated equally with the Skill & Technique and Analytic & Tactical Ability. While agility and balance was rated the lowest, there are very important aspects of boxing. This just shows that as a boxer you need to be good at everything. You can also add your ratings of Which Factors Make Successful Boxing Players, and see the latest results.
Most Important Factors for Success in Order of Importance (data from 2018)
- Aerobic Endurance, Strength & Power, Analytic & Tactical Ability, Skill and Technique.
- Reaction Time, Motivation & Self Confidence.
- Body Size and Composition, Speed / Quickness, Flexibility, Coping with Pressure Situations.
- Balance & Coordination.
Are You an Expert?
I have found that asking all site visitors for their opinion, while it is interesting, does not always lead to accurate results. We want to know what the experts think. If you consider yourself an expert in Boxing, go here to add your opinion.