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Perfect Execution: The speed bag


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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 July 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 eleventh installment of the new Perfect Execution focuses on the gym’s most distinctive noisemaker: the speed bag.

“The importance of hitting the speed bag is to build speed, accuracy and timing. It also builds hand and eye coordination. It is a part of the basic work all fighters start off doing and it really is an important part of training that all world-class fighters still perform today. Speed-bag work ties all of the things that you want to do.”

The July 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.