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An exclusive one on one interview with SylvanaBoxing's own legendary trainer James Ali Bashir who would like to share his knowledge about boxing with you, and teach you about BOXING. Dan went one on one with James and looked at the terminology and rules used withing the sport, and explain what they really mean. A really deep insight that you will not want to miss! -> Interview
 

Bashir & Sylvana

James Ali Bashir became a professional boxing trainer in 1975. Bashir started working with undercard boxers in Muhammad Ali’s training camps in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania. He has worked with the likes of Tim Whiterspoon (Former two time Heavyweight champion of the world), Donald Curry (Former Welterweight & Jr. Welterweight World Champion), Maurice Harris,  Jameel McCline, Shannon Briggs (Former WBO Heavyweight Champion), Andre Purlett, Monte Barrett, Eddie Chambers, Steve Upsher Chambers and  the current Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko.

 

 

James is probably one of only a handful of “old school” teachers left in the game today. Bashir has worked with many of the master trainers throughout his time in the sport, including 17 years with the late Emanuel Steward.

 

 

 

  

He believes that one of the biggest things missing in the sport today is the lack of educated teachers. That’s why he takes great pride in those valuable principles passed onto him by the likes of Frank Shirley, Bennie Williams, Tommy Parks, Walter Smith, Bill Miller, Jimmy Glenn, Floyd Logan, Percy Richardson, Eddie Aliano, Carmine Graziano and many others. Bashir has taken a piece of each one of these tutors and developed his own unique style of teaching boxing. “I find it fun when you see your work come to fruition through the young athletes of today!” says Bashir.

 

 

When you look back about 40 years ago, what has changed in the sport and what does "old school boxing" actually mean to you? Also, do you feel that people tend to overrate boxers too quickly these days, which can often result in claims that a fighter gets exposed after a tough fight?

When I look back on the bygone era, it makes me hungry for the good old days, when there weren’t numerous organizations swindling people into believing that they’re champions were the only real ones. ’Old school’ was a style of education in the sport, where you could see the proof of the concept clearly when the boxers were applied their trade in the ring - artistry in motion!  I absolutely do believe that sometimes boxers get overrated too quickly these days. If a boxer gets to 20-0, he’s considered to be the greatest thing since the sport was invented. But most of them never make the grade when they are finally put in against stiff opposition. 

 

An exclusive one on one interview with SylvanaBoxing's own legendary trainer James Ali Bashir who would like to share his knowledge about boxing with you, and teach you about BOXING. Dan went one on one with James and looked at the terminology and rules used within the sport, and explain what they really mean. A really deep insight that you will not want to miss! -> Interview