Dip your fists in petrol, drink cow's blood … The most unusual preparation techniques for boxers

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Before the revenge between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, Next Saturday, in Las Vegas, for the WBC heavyweight title, reminder of the most amazing preparation techniques in the history of boxing. The English boxer, from the community of Travelers, an Irish nomadic people, has just stung a of his tricks to Big Joe Joyce, a gypsy renowned in the world of unarmed combat. Big Joe having explained to him that to strengthen his hands, he immersed them in petrol, the opponent of Deontay Wilder decided to apply the method. "I've been doing it for five minutes a day for three or four weeks, he said recently. It worked for him, so I'm trying! " Before his fight against Floyd Mayweather, in 2009, the Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez was filmed for a series of HBO drinking his urine. "It's something I've been doing for six or seven fights, and it has given me good results, he said then. In the morning and in the evening, only during the training period. It's more powerful than vitamins. " Remember that there is no scientific evidence of the benefits of this. In fact, two years later, Marquez explained that his doctor had advised him to stop. In his biography of Sugar Ray Robinson, Kenneth Shropshire tells how one of the greatest boxers of all time destabilized his rival Jake LaMotta, before their fourth fight, in February 1945. Brought together by the media, Sugar Ray and "Raging Bull Sit down for lunch. There, Robinson swallows a pint of cow's blood. Dry ass. The fight ? He will win it unanimously! More than a way to chew on his opponent's head, it seems that Robinson used to consume cow's blood for its nutritional content. World heavyweight champion in 1919 and first star of modern boxing, "the Manassa Tiger" used to chew pitch in order to strengthen his jaw. For the record, pitch is not made to be chewed, it is a very very sticky material, based on resin and pine tars, which was used in particular to ensure the watertightness of boats. Dempsey also used to dip his face in brine – a very very salty preparation in which meat and fish are kept – to strengthen the skin on his face. Not to be reproduced at home!
"data-reactid =" 27 "> Before the revenge between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, next Saturday, in Las Vegas, for the WBC heavyweight title, reminder of the most amazing preparation techniques in the history of boxing. An English boxer from the Travelers community, an Irish nomadic people, has just pricked one of his tricks from Big Joe Joyce, a gypsy renowned in the world of unarmed combat. Big Joe having explained to him that to strengthen his hands, he plunged them into petrol, the opponent of Deontay Wilder decided to apply the method. "I've been doing it for five minutes a day for three or four weeks, he said recently. It worked for him, so I'm trying! " Before his fight against Floyd Mayweather, in 2009, the Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez was filmed for a series of HBO drinking his urine. "It's something I've been doing for six or seven fights, and it has given me good results, he said then. In the morning and in the evening, only during the training period. It's more powerful than vitamins. " Remember that there is no scientific evidence of the benefits of this. In fact, two years later, Marquez explained that his doctor had advised him to stop. In his biography of Sugar Ray Robinson, Kenneth Shropshire tells how one of the greatest boxers of all time destabilized his rival Jake LaMotta, before their fourth fight, in February 1945. Brought together by the media, Sugar Ray and "Raging Bull Sit down for lunch. There, Robinson swallows a pint of cow's blood. Dry ass. The fight ? He will win it unanimously! More than a way to chew on his opponent's head, it seems that Robinson used to consume cow's blood for its nutritional content. World heavyweight champion in 1919 and first star of modern boxing, "the Manassa Tiger" used to chew pitch in order to strengthen his jaw. For the record, pitch is not made to be chewed, it is a very very sticky material, based on resin and pine tars, which was used in particular to ensure the watertightness of boats. Dempsey also used to dip his face in brine – a very very salty preparation in which meat and fish are kept – to strengthen the skin on his face. Not to be reproduced at home!