BOXERS can go through periods of rapid weight-loss to try and make weight. Losing this mass from fat stores is the best way of optimising a fighter’s body composition, and priming them for a big fight. With this being so, the use of fat burners is increasing. But with flaws in their use and some serious health implications, are boxers better off not using them? Here are my top five fat burner facts.

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Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS

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