People often ask, why I called the foundation, Sweet Science and what does it mean.

To me it’s always reflected life.

There are ups and downs and it is how we prepare and deal with the issues life, ( and a boxing match ) that define us.

While boxing may seem straightforward at first glance, it’s actually a complex sport that involves scientific principles. In the world of boxing, where many new or amateur fighters rely on aggression, bravery, and power, the concept of “The Sweet Science” takes things to another level.

The term, Sweet Science refers to boxers who stay calm and strategic, aiming to win the fight without taking too much damage. On the night of the fight, these boxers appear composed and in control, allowing them to observe their opponent, gather information, develop a plan, and effectively defeat them.

They have the ability to find the right balance, adapt to what their opponent is doing, calculate every move, and consistently stay one step ahead. And remember, they have to do all of this in the middle of the fight, with a roaring crowd of hundreds or even thousands of people. It takes a special mindset, intelligence, and courage to achieve this – this is a true fighter’s mindset.

Just like real science, boxing is always changing and evolving. There’s no one-size-fits-all formula for success, and it has been that way for a long time. Fighters and coaches are constantly searching for new skills, training strategies, nutrition plans, game plans, styles, techniques, and more.

The term “Sweet Science” was first used by a British sportswriter named Pierce Egan back in 1813.

He used this phrase to describe how fighters need to approach boxing in a scientific manner. It’s not just about throwing punches randomly but rather strategizing and finding ways to defeat your opponent. Interestingly, boxing has been compared to chess, a game of strategy, by Lennox Lewis, a former heavyweight world champion who was also a chess enthusiast. We agree with Lewis, and have even written an article of the similarities of chess and boxing in this article.

Although the term was coined in 1813, the idea that boxing had a scientific and methodical approach was introduced even earlier, in the late 1700s, by a boxer named Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza developed a style that focused on agility and defense rather than pure offense.

He would sidestep and duck to avoid punches, using a more defensive approach. He even opened his own boxing school in 1789 and wrote a book called The Art of Boxing that teaches his scientific method of boxing. It is the best insight available into his 18th-century boxing technique.

Boxing is a complex sport that combines science, art, and hard work. From years of training and amateur matches to developing nutrition and training plans, analyzing opponents, finding sparring partners, and performing under pressure, boxers demonstrate the intricate nature of the sport. It’s more than just a brawl—it’s a captivating combination of skill, strategy, and dedication, just like life, itself.