Boxing has seen a huge increase in popularity with fans of the sport willing to travel far and wide to cheer on and support their favourite boxers. So, do you have to be fit to be a boxer? Boxing is a hugely demanding sport and the fitter you are, the more successful you are likely to be. Weight training will help build muscle which is a key element to improving strength, however cardiovascular fitness is essential for this intense and challenging sport. Skipping is an excellent training method to improve stamina and also helps with footwork. A punchbag is the ideal tool for punching practice to help progress agility, strength and skill.