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Why Boxing Will Improve Your Life [3 Reasons]

We can all agree that boxing(and martial arts overall, for that matter) have a really positive impact on a person’s life.

It strengthens you mentally and physically, improves your mood and makes you happier.

Today, we are going to talk more about how boxing can improve your life and what are the benefits you will get from training.

Boosts Your Confidence

One of the main things boxing does is that it immediately boosts your confidence. This is extremely important as self-esteem is a vital part of our lives.

Depending on our confidence in ourselves we look, talk, and walk a certain way. This is why such a boost will have a big impact on your life.

The colleagues at work will see it, the people on the street will see it, and your family will notice the difference too.

There is nothing really stopping you from going to the gym now and start training. Just put your workout shorts on, t-shirt or a tank top and you are good to go!

But why boxing gives such a boost?

Because it is a combat sport and it is in our nature to be confident against someone you, most probably, can beat up. Simple as that.

Sure, most probably you won’t have to get in a fight and we also don’t recommend getting in a fight on the street or being a bully. But just the acknowledgment that you, in fact, can defend yourself is enough.

Helps You Getting Fit

There is nothing better than getting fit doing something you love. And boxing is the perfect sport to do that.

One good boxing class burns a lot of calories as it often includes some sort of cardio. Usually, it is jumping rope or swimming.

That makes it really easy to lose some weight and get in shape.

So if you just want to tone your body and try new thing why not start boxing? It is certainly a fun way to train, has a lot of benefits and can be a new cool thing to do.

Makes You Mentally Stronger

We already stated that boxing will make you fitter and in better physical shape. But what about the mental side of things?

It has some really great benefits too. For example, the hard workouts will teach you that you can push your limits. This will make an impact on every area of your life.

Self-discipline. Another important characteristic that you will train in the boxing gym.

Self-discipline is probably the most essential part of success. Without it, you really can’t succeed at anything. Because discipline helps you push through tough times and finish the given task.

This is exactly what will happen in the boxing gym. You will get tired, you will push through it and in the end, you will feel good and satisfied that you did a good job.


In conclusion, we would like to say that boxing is for everyone. It doesn’t matter your age or physical shape.

Don’t let excuses take the best of you and try new things.

So take care and get to the gym!

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com