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Perfect Execution: The heavy bag

Fighters Network

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Perfect Execution, the popular illustrated technical guide to boxing by legendary champion Bernard Hopkins, is back as a regular feature in the pages of THE RING magazine. That includes the May 2015 issue, which is on newsstands now.

RingTV’s Bill Emes ventured to Philadelphia, prior to Hopkins’ IBF-WBA light heavyweight title unification victory over Beibut Shumenov, to capture a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot and interview for the ongoing series.

The tenth installment of the new Perfect Execution focuses on the boxer’s best friend in the gym: the heavy bag.

“The importance of hitting the heavy bag is for building your power,” says Hopkins. “The heavy bag doesn’t hit back and you have a chance to really sit down on your punches. Any young fighter wants to use the heavy bag as a way to sharpen your technique in finding out how you can dig into the body and do basically everything from A to Z.”

The May 2015 issue of THE RING Magazine is on newsstands now. Don’t know where to find a newsstand near you that sells THE RING? Click here. To subscribe ÔÇö both to the print and digital versions ÔÇö click here. You can also purchase the current issue on that page.