Carmelo Anthony uses boxing as part of his offseason conditioning program, and credits the training for easing his transition to the power forward position this season.
“Absolutely. I mean, with the whole boxing thing, I actually bumped my boxing workout up [last] offseason because I kind of had a feeling,” Anthony said of his eventual move to the Knicks’ frontcourt. “Me and my trainer talked about that. It was just a matter of taking what I was able to do in the boxing gym and really incorporate that into basketball, as far as extreme focus and going through the craziest workouts that you could possibly go through.”
Anthony believes boxing has helped improve his dexterity and reaction-time.
“A lot of eye-hand coordination, a lot of quickness, so that kind of helps me with my shot and with things that I'm able to do out there on the court,” Anthony said.