Unlocking Athletic Potential

Episode #37 | Jon Ramos - Preparing Heavyweight Boxers for World Championship Knockouts

February 25, 2021 Ian Deeth and Johnny Tieu Season 1 Episode 37
Unlocking Athletic Potential
Episode #37 | Jon Ramos - Preparing Heavyweight Boxers for World Championship Knockouts
Show Notes

We welcome Boxing Strength and Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer, Jon Ramos, to the @unlockingathleticpotentialpodcast.

Jon is the S&C Coach for boxing heavyweight, Derek Chisora, who has held British, Commonwealth and European titles. Derek once challenged for the WBC Heavyweight title against Vitali Klitschko in 2012, going the full distance before losing on points.

Jon was also a high performing athlete, competing in the top tier of the British Athletics League in both the Long Jump and Sprints and was a British University Long Jump Champion. He is also a BJJ practitioner.

In this episode’s introduction, Ian and Johnny discuss some of their key takeaways from the conversation which include a look at how boxing training principles may cross over to OCR. This includes:

  • The Importance of training environments and training camps
  • Having the right team and training partners and how the wrong team can be detrimental 
  • Training specific to combat your opponents weaknesses and how race tactics can be employed in OCR
  • Dealing with difficult personalities

In our conversation with Jon, we discuss:

  • Jon’s role in the Derek Chisora team.
  • What the structure of a training camp looks like
  • Jon’s journey into the world of Strength and Conditioning 
  • What he learnt from former World Heavyweight Champion David Haye, who is now Derek's manager
  • What keep boxers in the sport for so many years

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