David Haye

David Haye's Top Five Boxing Tips

Boxing is a great workout; perhaps the most challenging of all sports as it requires speed, agility, finesse, power, endurance and ultimate mental strength. Recently, I got to step inside the ring with heavy weight boxing champion, David Haye who gave me six top boxing tips for beginners before putting me through my paces. The golden tips are listed below. Read carefully or risk getting knocked out! :)

1. Drink coconut water: I personally dislike the taste but David Haye highly recommends it. Coconut water is high in potassium, is low in calories, is naturally fat and cholesterol free and is super hydrating.

2. Rub some Vaseline onto your bare knuckles: This is where your skin rubs off, even with gloves on. (Ouch!)

3. Stay focused: Boxing is not just about physical ability. Concentration is vital, whether you’re tired or not.

4. Curl your shoulders over and arch your back for protection: The boxing ring is no place for straight postures. 

5. Work out those legs: Power comes from the ground upwards. Your legs push off in order to generate power throughout your body and pack a punch. Who knew?!

So there you have it. Page one of the boxing Bible for beginners. Don’t forget to warm up and cool down of course. 

Reebok Boxing Fit Kit

I spent yesterday morning sparring with heavyweight boxing champion David Haye at his Hayemaker Camp boxing gym in London.

When I knew I was stepping into the ring with David I decided to test drive my new kicks. I have always known how important the correct footwear is so the Reebok Z-Quick TR trainers ticked every box. Lightweight but supportive the soles allow for quick stops and optimal mobility – perfect for giving Mr Haye a challenge in the ring. I had Reebok matching leggings and cross back top too.

With my fit kit I was ready to rumble. Dodging from left to right, ducking and jabbing, I felt as though I was getting a great workout. Even though I was in the ring with boxing champion David Haye, I managed to walk out of the ring with my nose still intact. Feeling like a champion myself!