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My name is Fran Sands and I'm the founder of I first walked into a boxing gym at the age of 6 (back in 1978) and have never really left. After a career consisting of 60 contests I became a boxing coach in 1997. Since then I have put in place the right boxing training regimes to enable a host of boxers achieve success.

In 2010 I founded the MyBoxingCoach website. The site has gone from strength-to-strength, with those who have an interest in using boxing as part of an all-round fitness regime reaping real rewards from the vast resource of FREE and professional quality videos and articles.

Now I am able to help you reach your goals by way of delivering to you a set of super-effective boxing training video drills. These drills are the REAL DEAL that I have used in the gym for many years, and they cannot fail to help you develop your boxing skills.

About The Video Drills

There a 6 highly structured and focused boxing footwork and movement drills that I will send to you. I will explain to you exactly how to incorporate these drills into a simple boxing training session. The drills start simple and build-in the right level of complexity so that you can develop at exactly the right pace.

I will explain to you the 3 techniques used by elite boxers to move in and out with control and precision. These techniques I call 'The Staple', 'The Closer' and 'The Stinger'. I also provide insights on the vital principle of combining boxing skills, giving you a logical and easy-to-follow approach to link boxing footwork with head movement.

These boxing training drills will form the basis of an authentic, precise and lung-busting boxing training regime that will enable you to amaze yourself with your accelerated progress.

How These Drills Will Help You

Even though you might be using boxing training purely to establish a great level of all-round fitness, technical excellence in boxing training is critically important and something that you should strive for. This is because maintaining technical discipline for the duration of a round is incredibly tough. Your boxing training session will be more intense, challenging and therefore more effective in terms of your fitness levels.

The drills will allow you to:

  • Get the boxing basics right
    I am a huge believer in the principle of making sure the basics are right. If you look after the basics, they will look after you. The fact is, 95% of what elite fighters do are the basics, they just do them very well. These boxing training drills will instil the basics and allow you to build upon them in a structured and sensible way.
  • Build super-effective footwork
    A great boxing style cannot be achieved without a great boxing stance and great footwork. These drills will enable you to remain fight effective for every second of every round, giving you the ability to significantly increase your punch rate.
  • Get a true foundation for power punching
    Real power punching is more about technique than it is about muscles or body weight! A well-trained boxer will often punch much harder than a non-boxer who is significantly heavier and physically stronger.
  • Benefit from slick balance and precise movement
    No more stumbling around in your shadow boxing or heavy bag work. You can move to the next level of capability with high quality skills!

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I look forward to hearing from you soon and we can start this journey together. I make no false promises, I make no exaggerated claims. This is quite simply PROPER BOXING COACHING. If you have any questions or would like further information, leave a comment below or email me at

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Dave Collins May 16, 2017 at 10:52 am

Hi fran,

I’m a southpaw and I’m also quite tall. I was wondering if you have any links for tips, drills, types of training etc based on these two factors, you don’t quite see them anywhere and figured your the man for this kind of stuff. Cheers.


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werewolf April 20, 2017 at 9:14 am

Hi Fran,

just wanted to say how much I learnt from your videos and articles and how they inspired me. I entered a white collar competition for the second time in March and trained real hard for it. I started boxing very late and although I have an amazing coach I must say your approach to publishing online is second to none: there is a lot of rubbish out there and your back to basics, straight to the point, uncomplicated yet detailed coverage is awesome. Keep it up !
Nothing replaces hard work and practice but your sound advice and guidance is the best there is online by a long way.


Fran April 20, 2017 at 6:31 pm

That’s brilliant, thank you very much for the feedback, that’s really nice of you to say.
If this stuff helps you on your journey then my work here is done 🙂

I like you final sentence by the way 🙂


Bill Schwenk March 28, 2017 at 7:56 pm

I started going to boxing classes 7 months ago. I’ve done other arts such as BJJ while in the US military the last 19 years. I finally decided to commit to participate in the 2017 Ringside Masters World Championships 24-25 March 2017. I have an OUTSTANDING coach, but was looking for ways to absorb more knowledge. I watched several online coaches/guys. Although 90% of what they taught was solid. I watch a ton of your videos. 99% I would bounce them off my coach as a test. Your youtube videos where the online ones that always passed the test with my coach. I ended up winning the 2017 Ringside Masters World Championship for the 35-45 180-190 weight categories!!! I wanted to say “Thank You”. Those videos helped me in that process. Getting in the rig for the first time at 38 was intense, but between my coach and your tips. I knew I was ready! I have feel in love with the sport. Hopefully one day I’ll get to come train with you in person. Thank You again! Gods Speed


Fran March 31, 2017 at 8:10 pm

Hey Bill

What an awesome bit of feedback and what an AMAZING achievement. Very well done mate, I mean that. I can guess at the level of commitment from both you and your coach. i am really happy that you feel my videos have helped. Really though, you and your coach are the real deal.

Would be great to see any footage of your performance(s). If there’s any about on YouTube please do send me the link.

Thank you again and once more very well done CHAMP…feels good to be in the club doesn’t it mate 🙂


Bill Schwenk May 17, 2017 at 4:18 pm

I haven’t put the fights on youtube. Mostly because I’ve gained so much information off my second opponent due to this being on youtube. I loaded them on youtube for you coach. The first one is my first fight that the tournament. I don’t remember much (nerves) and you might have to skip a few minutes of the prefight stuff. The second is the championship fight the next day. I was super comfortable for a couple reasons. I had film and dissected it. Having a game plan was huge!! Plus I talked to the guy and sensed fear. I did lose a fight recently. I took a fight on short notice with a much bigger opponent. I made a mistake and paid the price. FYI, I have been training since August 2016. Anyway here are the links coach:,, I’ve been told by another coach that trains some high level guys. That I need to drop down to 178 or lower. Plus lose some upper body to help increase my speed. I was at 188 the first two and 197 the last fight ( I had to carb load to gain weight). Anyway, per your request. Let me know what you think ( Good, bad, and ugly). You can also email at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or I’m on facebook.


Fran May 17, 2017 at 7:08 pm

Thanks Bill

I’ll make some time to have a look over the next week or so. I’ve removed your email address from the comment section – leaving your email on comments on the Web will get you a ton of spam.



max March 15, 2017 at 12:59 am

Hi, what club do you coachat?


Fran March 20, 2017 at 8:42 pm

Hello Max. I coach at Sefton ABC in Liverpool


AJ January 13, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Hi Fran,
Would we be able to send you videos for your review with our membership?

Thank you respectfully.


AJ January 13, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Hi Fran,
I was wondering if you review video and make recommendations with our sign up membership.


Fran January 15, 2017 at 1:29 pm


I don’t make that as a commitment with any of my paid products at this stage. A can sometimes make time to have a quick look and see if there is anything obvious, but to complete a formal review, analysis and remedial program is a major commitment. Cheers


Joboxer December 10, 2016 at 3:13 pm

I’m wondering since we pay on this site, are we accessing videos and concepts that aren’t posted on YouTube? Or does everyone have the ability to watch these videos? Basically, are we getting more for signing up or not? I see a lot of your videos on YouTube and wanted to make sure this was a special package. Thanks


Fran December 15, 2016 at 8:01 pm

Hi there

Yes BTF is much more expansive and well structured than the free stuff. There’s lots of detail.


Joboxer December 19, 2016 at 11:37 pm

I am Joboxer, and I just tried to sign in and the site is telling me I don’t have access or password or anything. Please assist me in finding the problem here


Joboxer December 19, 2016 at 11:41 pm

Got it covered. I will let you know if the problem occurs again. Thanks


Joboxer December 19, 2016 at 11:50 pm

Im not able to access any special videos or package, I’m pretty sure i paid for something here? Please help

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Matthew October 31, 2016 at 9:17 pm

I boxed a little when at college a very long time ago. Now, at the age of sixty-one, I’m training again alongside my son who’s thirty years younger. I’ve found your utube clips extremely inspiring and very helpful in reawakening the moves and drills that lie somewhere deep in my muscle memory.
Thanks in part to you I’ve not been in quite such good shape as I am now for some time.


Fran November 6, 2016 at 7:59 pm

Brilliant Matthew, thank you for the feedback, that has really given me a lift. Let me know if I can be of any help as you get up close and personal with the noble art again 🙂


Loren Picker July 29, 2016 at 4:27 am

Great resource right here! Keep it up Fran!


William Zachow July 16, 2016 at 6:22 pm

I am an original BTF paid member. I received your new offer. When I try to log in, it doesn’t recognize my email address or password


Fran July 16, 2016 at 6:51 pm

Hey William

Sent you an email


Cal July 12, 2016 at 8:59 pm

Hi Fran,

Although I’ve been boxing for some time I’ve never really been good at initiating an exchange, my main sparring partner has good countering ability and i feel as though whenever I try to start an attack I am worried about being countered. Is there something I can do to improve this aspect and overcome this fear.

Thank you


Fran July 13, 2016 at 6:59 pm

You need to use feinting Cal! Check out this link.


Ace June 16, 2016 at 10:59 pm

Hey Fran

I love your videos. I have a nasty habit of leaning back on my right foot when delivering the left hook. I think this may be in part to me going up on my toes on the lead foot in an attempt to get proper rotation. Any tips for getting better with the hook and staying on balance?




Fran June 20, 2016 at 6:43 pm

Hey Ace.

Maybe for a while focus on rotating hips from the front foot drive as opposed to a major push onto the back foot. Do you feel like your are losing power, because actually ending up with your weight on the back leg is not particularly something to be terribly worried about.


Ace June 25, 2016 at 11:06 pm

Hey Fran

Thanks for the reply. I feel like I can’t really crack the mitts with my left hook. I’ve tried to break down all the steps. I may be chicken winging my left elbow a bit which is losing power. As I understand it, the left elbow should stay in close to the ribs as I rotate my hips, and really you’re just “turning the punch over” by bringing the elbow up and finishing on the back foot for the transfer of my full weight? I also think I may not be getting my elbow behind my fist which makes it more like a weak uppercut.

I think the left hook is a lot like a golf swing. I may be overanalyzing, but I haven’t had that “aha” moment with it when understanding that I needed to twist my hips and foot to deliver a powerful right cross.

Do you recommend any drills to improve the hook or is it just practice?




Fran July 8, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Drills always help Ace, sorry for the delay by the way. Try adding your definite slip before the hook (don’t let your body weight go over your front foot though). This will add power. Make sure the rotation is ahead of the shot too, creating whiplash with the shot momentum. Hope this makes sense and helps


w June 6, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Hi Fran,

I just wanted to say your site is the most complete, compelling and useful site on boxing I have seen.

I did not buy your program as I was getting coached and trained at a gym and therefore getting a lot of help and advice. However I watched and studied your videos and read most of the articles you have written. I went for my first White Collar boxing match 2 months ago and I can honestly say your site REALLY helped and provided me with great insight and the best advice anyone could get online.

I will keep on training and use this treasure of s site



kimyouchel May 28, 2016 at 1:30 am

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JJ May 12, 2016 at 3:18 am

Hi Fran, I find this information very useful and understand it for the most part. I have a question though. Today was my second day of boxing im 28 141 pounds and about 5’8 and my trainer wanted me to spar 3-90 second rounds. I got a couple good shots in but he kept saying throw the left lead jab then straight right and get out of there because i was taking punches that i am fully capable of talking but would rather not because of his length. I was sparring with a guy that has been training for a year and a half and id say he was 5’10-5’11. Everytime i got out of there he was saying ur moving around to much and wasting to much energy. What is your opinion on what I should do next time to take full advantage of his length? I find the pivot complicated and yet it looks like such an easy maneuver. Thanks for your time


Fran May 18, 2016 at 7:37 pm

Difficult to say without seeing the spar JJ. Get the basics right, use the double arm block (find a video on the site) and listen to your coach.


Alex May 10, 2016 at 7:38 pm

Hi Fran,

I have just started boxing at the tender age of 31. Obviously I’m never going to be a world champion but I would like to become technically proficient and just see where it takes me. I discovered your Youtube videos tonight and am very impressed with the clarity of instruction. Great work! I am a teacher myself and frequently make instructional videos in my subject area so I know a good thing when I see one.

I’m just wondering what the key areas are that I should focus on as an absolute beginner- I’ve watched your video on how to avoid punches and punch back on Youtube and have started practising the jab-duck-jab technique.

Best Regards,



Fran May 18, 2016 at 7:02 pm

Hi Alex

Sign up to the free videos and really focus on your footwork – that is incredibly important. If the feet are wrong everything else will be. Keep it simple.


Michael May 9, 2016 at 2:56 pm

Hi Fran,

Really enjoy your advice and the teaching you provide. Only one issue I seem to have is when I get tired and come up against a boxer who is better skilled than me, my coach says I drop my arms by my side which leaves me open to hooks. I am a come forward boxer who likes to take the initiative but sometimes when I want to sit back and take a breather, I seem to get tagged by stupid hooks that I should know better. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks


Fran May 17, 2016 at 8:14 pm

Hey Michael. Make use of the double arm block (find the video under the ‘Boxing Skills’ section). Make it habit.


darren ibbetson April 28, 2016 at 11:40 am

Just watched a load of your basic skills videos on youtube. Superb mate. Very clear, precise instruction complete with benefits and potential pitfalls. Myself and my son used to train Japanese Jiu Jitsu but both have decided to add to that with some boxing skills. I think we’ve just found our coach. Thanks!


Fran April 28, 2016 at 9:19 pm

Top man. Thanks Darren, hope the conventional boxing stuff really adds to your capabilities, I’m sure it will. Look forward to hearing how it goes 🙂


Anonymous April 21, 2016 at 3:47 am



Kabil March 23, 2016 at 11:18 pm

Hey my name is Kabil and I would like to know where is your boxing gym located?

Thank you


Fran March 29, 2016 at 8:22 pm

Hi Kabil. The gym is located in Liverpool


Anonymous June 12, 2016 at 8:57 am

What is he boxing coach called plz


Fran December 20, 2016 at 8:56 pm

Hey there

I’ve sent you an email to clear things up.


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