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Former Boxer & Olympic Boxing Coach Termite Watkins Offers Online ‘Boxing Basics: The Lost Art’

by on Jun.28, 2013, under Boxing News

Downloadable for Just 99 Cents at www.boxingwithtermite.com !

By Karl Hegman

 

Termite Watkins, at right, coaching a young charge (photo courtesy of www.ringsidebooks.com)

Termite Watkins, at right, coaching a young charge (photo courtesy of www.ringsidebooks.com)

2004 Olympic boxing coach and former world title challenger Termite Watkins has released a series of groundbreaking instructional boxing videos that have now been made available for public offering on www.boxingwithtermite.com. The set consists of fifteen individual modules commencing with the initial segment of Watkins explaining and demonstrating the proper delivery and execution of boxing’s most basic and important fundamental punch, the left jab. The subsequent episodes encompass a very broad and complete range of all punches, strikes and combinations in addition to showing the viewer correct footwork and balance, defensive measures and training techniques.

Watkins established boxing history in 1973 by capturing the National Golden Gloves Featherweight Championship at the age of just sixteen years old. This remarkable achievement ensconced Termite in the ring record annals as the youngest national boxing champion ever recorded in the long and illustrious history of The Sweet Science. This accomplishment garnered him a spot on the United States National Boxing Team where he represented America in international competition along with fellow boxing contemporaries such as future superstars “Sugar” Ray Leonard and Thomas “Hitman” Hearns.

Watkins turned professional in 1974 winning several regional straps along the way and defeated such tough gatekeepers as world title challenger Arturo Leon, Rocky Ramon, Augustin Estrada and Steve “Hammer” Homan. These victories catapulted Watkins into a major 1979 lightweight championship elimination match with undefeated 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist and CBS television darling Howard Davis Jr. at the Summit in Termite’s hometown of Houston, Texas. At the end of ten hotly contested rounds, Davis was awarded a highly controversial and disputed unanimous decision in a fight that the majority of those in the viewing audience were of the opinion that Watkins had won with a couple of points to spare.

Watkins moved up to the light welterweight division and after several more wins received a WBC Light Welterweight World Title opportunity versus reigning champion and Don King house fighter, Saoul Mamby at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2, 1980. The bout was the co-main event of the Don King promoted Larry Holmes vs. Muhammad Ali card and turned out to be the highest viewed closed circuit boxing telecast ever. After fifteen fierce and hard fought rounds under the desert skies, Mamby’s hand was raised in controversial fashion and Termite once again found himself on the short end of a verdict in a battle which many in the gargantuan world-wide television audience thought he did enough to win.

Watkins had one more shot at the big time but lost a tough ten round verdict to former WBC super Featherweight Champion Alfredo “El Salsero” Escalera in 1982 in the co-featured bout of the great Aaron Pryor vs. Alexis Arguello epic war in Miami’s Orange Bowl. Termite made a brief comeback in 1989-1990 going undefeated in eight contests before hanging the gloves up for good to concentrate on various business and private industry endeavors.

A technically proficient and well-oiled, fluid and rhythmic boxing and punching machine at the zenith of his powers inside the confines of the squared circle; Termite Watkins is generally regarded by most boxing experts and historians as one of the best fighters, pound for pound to never capture a professional world championship. Watkins compiled a career record of 61 victories with only 5 defeats and 2 draws on his ring ledger, with 42 wins coming by way of knockout. He was never stopped or seriously hurt throughout the course of his lengthy pugilistic career.

Termite was deployed to Iraq in 2003 by the United States military as a civilian fumigator and while there he was enlisted to train a group of fledgling Iraqui prizefighters for a boxing team for the upcoming 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. One boxer, Najah Ali, made the cut for the Games and won his first bout before bowing out of the Olympics, losing to an Armenian fighter.

Termite currently runs the boxing program at Fighter Nation in Houston, which is a ministerial outreach of the Fellowship of the Nations Church located at 13305 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX. 77015. It was during his tenure there that he decided to put his scientific knowledge to good use by introducing the rest of the world to the health benefits of the boxing culture by generating a series of user-friendly, easily purchased and inexpensive downloadable series of educational videos.

The modules will be released weekly on www.boxingwithtermite.com and serve as an instructional tool for the beginning boxer, business professional, homemaker, student or senior that wants to improve their health by getting a great, low-impact workout and gain self-defense skills and confidence. Watkins utilizes his considerable communication and people skills to interact and connect with you the client in this series, and for only 99 cents per download this is the best buy on the internet.

The videos are also a great learning tool for current boxing coaches and trainers out there and will serve to further their cognizance and give them a more advanced perspective of the sport in every phase of its technical aspects. Throughout his decades of involvement at the sports’ highest levels; Termite Watkins has undoubtedly influenced several generations of prizefighters, trainers and managers and a vast number of fight fans.

He has now amalgamated the passing of the torch with his wealth of knowledge that has been made readily available on the internet, and this is a must buy for anyone that wants to learn how to box from the best and is a great cardiovascular and muscular workout. The boxers on the video series are real and current fighters from Fighter Nation, a top of the line boxing gym that has produced several National Boxing Champions including 2012 Women’s Olympic Flyweight Bronze medalist, Marlen Esparza.

Get in shape and get aboard the best and most affordable boxing program available on the world wide web! Energize and invigorate yourself and train with The Champion! Go to www.boxingwithtermite.com and get started now!

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