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How To Win at Wii Boxing

Wii Boxing is fun, but exhausting -- just like the real thing. Train yourself to react and stay calm to win by pacing your moves and varying your defenses.


  • Step 1: Jerk the nunchuk from a position parallel to the ground upward, like a right uppercut. Turn it 90 degrees clockwise, the face of the controller facing right, and mix up your deliveries by yanking a left hook in the direction of the face of the controller.
  • TIP: You can't knock someone out with anything but a hook, upper cut, or counter-punch.
  • Step 2: Punch harder to delay your opponent's ability to recover. Wait split seconds for your gloves to stop moving before punching again, maintaining a good boxing rhythm, as if you were in an actual ring.
  • FACT: Wii Boxing can burn 216 calories in 30 minutes -- more than walking, according to The American Council on Exercise. Real sparring, on the other hand, would burn over 300 calories.
  • TIP: If, while defending, you dodge at the last second, Wii Boxing will slow down, allowing for a quick, hard counter-punch.
  • Step 3: Maintain a crafty defense, bearing the Wiimote and nunchuk vertically and tilting both back to protect your face. Hold them parallel to the ground to block your body.
  • TIP: A lot of the mechanics of actual boxing still apply.
  • Step 4: Hold the Wiimote vertically, controls facing you, and jerk it forward with your wrist. Shoot a right hook from that position, rotating quickly to the left. To use a right mid jab, extend the control parallel to the ground and jerk, wrist downward.
  • Step 5: Refine your combinations for accuracy with a 1-2-3 rhythm. Lead with a right hand and follow with your left. Immediately throw a quick right jab the instant your left hook or uppercut connects.
  • Step 6: Win at Wii boxing by focusing on jab speed rather than power. Stay relaxed, or risk injuring yourself. Hold the Wiimote and nunchuk, planting your feet and, once the game starts, bob from side to side to avoid getting hit while delivering shots.

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