ONLINE CLASSES BOXING BASICS
CLASSES WILL BE 40 MINUTES IN LENGTH AND FOCUS ON EXERCISES THAT WILL KEEP YOU IN SHAPE DURING THE TIME YOU CAN'T GO TO THE GYM. NO SPECIAL EQUIPMENT IS NECESSARY.
Boxing Basic By The World Champs
Undefeated 18-0 (4 KO) Heather "The Heat" Hardy receives the WBC Belt in the first televised women's boxing match in almost 20 years. Hardy is a professional boxer from Brooklyn NY and has been "fighting" for the last year to get women's boxing the visibility it deserves on national TV. Her efforts finally paid off when Premier Boxing Champions and NBC Sports aired the fight, bringing women's boxing back with the crowd on their feet chanting "Hardy" through the entire program. The historical event occurred on the same day the USA received its 2nd consecutive Olympic Gold Medal ever in boxing, both won by the same women. "This just means so much to women's boxing -- they can't ignore us anymore" Heather Hardy.
Hardy currently holds two-division WBC Champion Belts, Super bantam, and Feather Weight. Heather was the first woman to be signed to a long term promotional contract to DiBella Entertainment, currently the biggest boxing promoter in NY. She is also the first woman to box professionally and be put on the card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and now the first to be televised on national television in almost 15 years.
She trains at World Famous Gleason’s Gym located in Brooklyn, New York which has been home to many boxing champions over the years. In her spare time, she is a personal boxing trainer working with celebrities and business professionals.
Yuri Foreman is an Israeli middleweight boxer. He was born August 5, 1980 in Gomel, Belarus. He began boxing at age 7 and continued to train after his family immigrated to Israel when he was 9. In Israel, he became an amateur boxer and won 3 national championships.
During his amateur career, Foreman won the 2001 New York Golden Gloves and compiled a 75-5 record. He went professional in 2002 and remained undefeated in his first 28 career fights. On November 14, 2009, Foreman defeated Daniel Santos to become the new WBA Super-Welterweight champion and Israel's second world boxing champion.
Foreman's first defeat came in June 2010 when he lost the fight, and his title, to Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium by TKO in the ninth round. The fight's outcome however was a controversial one. In the eighth round, Foreman's corner threw in the towel subsequent to Foreman injuring his right knee in the seventh round. In an unusual turn of events, referee Arthur Mercante Jr. threw the towel back out of the ring after Foreman acknowledged that he wished to continue.
In September 2007, he was ranked as the 8th-best welterweight (147 pounds) challenger by the WBA.
Foreman, who wears of Star of David on his boxing trunks, is also studying to become a rabbi. In the morning he studies the Talmud and Kabbalah, in the afternoon he trains for boxing and attends rabbinical classes twice a week at the IYYUN Institute, a Jewish educational center in Brooklyn, New York.