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Danny Batchelder pro Boxer

Professional fighter heavyweight Danny Boy Batchelder will be arriving to IronGloves Boxing Gym in 2 weeks. We are located in Tempe, Arizona.

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Danny’s fight record: Box Rec
Danny Batchelder

What Boxing Glove size – how to measure

How to measure Boxing Glove size for your Fit

If right handed, measure your right hand, if left handed, then measure left.

Small size: 6″ to 7.5″ circumference = 12 oz. glove

Regular/Medium size: 7.5″ to 8.5″ circumference = 14 oz. glove

Large size: 8.5″ to 9.5″ circumference = 16 oz. glove

XL size: 9.5″ & above circumference = 18 oz. or 20 oz. glove

Boxing Skull Shirt

IronGloves new shirts coming out for Christmas. The votes have been tallied, one of our old designs is coming back — the SKULL will be released mid November 2014, A NEW AND IMPROVED DESIGN!

Below is our new skull design coming out Nov 2014
Below is what will be on the backside
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Below is our old design from 5 years ago.

Danny Batchelder Pro Boxer

Danny Batchelder Pro Boxer will be training at IronGloves this week.
IronGloves gym located in Tempe, Arizona

Rules of Boxing

For both amateur or professional. As stated by

The rules of boxing vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and on whether it is an amateur or professional bout. A violation of the following rules is considered a foul, and can result in a warning, point deduction, or disqualification by the referee:

  • You cannot hit below the belt, hold, trip, kick, headbutt, wrestle, bite, spit on, or push your opponent.
  • You cannot hit with your head, shoulder, forearm, or elbow.
  • You cannot hit with an open glove, the inside of the glove, the wrist, the backhand, or the side of the hand.
  • You cannot punch your opponent’s back, or the back of his head or neck (rabbit punch), or on the kidneys (kidney punch).
  • You cannot throw a punch while holding on to the ropes to gain leverage.
  • You can’t hold your opponent and hit him at the same time, or duck so low that your head is below your opponent’s belt line.
  • When the referee breaks you from a clinch, you have to take a full step back; you cannot immediately hit your opponent–that’s called “hitting on the break” and is illegal.
  • You cannot spit out your mouthpiece on purpose to get a rest.
  • If you score a knockdown of your opponent, you must go to the farthest neutral corner while the referee makes the count.
  • If you “floor” your opponent, you cannot hit him when he’s on the canvas.
  • A floored boxer has up to ten seconds to get back up on his feet before losing the bout by knockout.
  • A boxer who is knocked down cannot be saved by the bell in any round, depending upon the local jurisdiction’s rules.
  • A boxer who is hit with an accidental low blow has up to five minutes to recover. If s/he cannot continue after five minutes, s/he is considered knocked out.
  • If the foul results in an injury that causes the fight to end immediately, the boxer who committed the foul is disqualified.
  • If the foul causes an injury but the bout continues, the referee orders the judges to deduct two points from the boxer who caused the injury.
  • If an unintentional foul causes the bout to be stopped immediately, the bout is ruled a “no contest” if four rounds have not been fully completed. (If the bout was scheduled for four rounds, then three rounds must have been completed.) If four rounds have been completed, the judges’ scorecards are tallied and the fighter who is ahead on points is awarded a technical decision. If the scores are even, it will be called a “technical draw.”
  • If a boxer is knocked out of the ring, he gets a count of 20 to get back in and on his feet. He cannot be assisted.
  • In some jurisdictions the standing eight-count or the three knockdown rule also may be in effect.
  • In other jurisdictions, only the referee can stop the bout.

Most of the above summary of fouls and rules is courtesy of Box Like the Pros, by Joe Frazier


Ex-pro boxer Exum Speight

Ex-pro boxer Exum Speight, perhaps best known for losing a 1996 bout with current heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, recently worked as a security guard at a Venice Beach marijuana clinic until his arrest for the 1987 murder of his boxing manager.

Boxing manager Douglas Stumler was beaten and killed inside his West L.A. apartment nearly three decades ago. Speight was initially interviewed after the slaying, but the connections were circumstantial, Jackson told The Times. It wasn’t until 2012, he said, that LAPD cold case detectives got a hit: DNA collected from Stumler’s body matched Speight. (Exum on the left, Douglas on the right in striped shirt).

Read the whole story at L.A. Times

Who are the only 5 guys to beat Muhammad Ali?

Joe Frazier, Kenny Norton, Larry Holmes, Trevor Berbick, Leon Spinks. Ali’s last fight was with Berbik, he lost to Berbick.

And then Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion by beating Berbick.

Mayweather vs Canelo pure fizzle



What a boring fight. So many people think it was fixed. It was Canelo who claimed to be flying sparring partners in to mimic Mayweather’s style, looks like that really helped him a lot, right?

Why did Canelo and everyone else that fights Mayweather change their style, their fight game? Are they that intimidated, what the heck man? It is like everything they know and all their hard training flyes right out the window. They don’t even fight like themselves, it’s even worse when they try to copycat Mayweather, they get jabbed right in the smacker, hillarious and embarrassing for them.

I surely won’t be buying pay-per-view for Canelo in the future, and am very sick of watching Mayweather do the same old thing. Never again will we see the likes of Gatti and Ward. Last night was like watching a curtsy dance step– NO ACTION WHATSOEVER!

by Renene