Boxing is an explosive, anaerobic sport. The act of throwing punches round after round, while contending with an attacking opponent is a daunting task. It is perhaps the most physically demanding sport of all. The sport has been estimated as approximately 70-80% anaerobic and 20-30% aerobic. Boxing stresses the muscles at a high intensity for short periods of time. As a boxer one must punch, slip and block with split second movements and reactions. The body must be conditioned to throw the same explosive punches in the last round with the same intensity as in round one. Obviously, you can partake in boxing training without ever hitting anyone or getting hit yourself. So if you’re not the fighting type but you still want to reap the benefits of boxing training that’s all good with us.