Head Harness - Weighted
If you are looking to compete in the sport of boxing or are already involved, the one thing you should do is prepare your body to be able to withstand your opponent’s punches. Even the slickest boxers get cracked on occasion, and the threat of a KO is always present, but the stronger your neck is the less likely this will happen.
Sadly, many coaches tend to overlook the importance of training the neck, focusing instead on other muscle groups to help with punching power. Boxing is not all about how hard you can hit; it can also come down to how good you can take a punch.
"It ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward"
Being rocked occasionally is inevitable, but the reason why top-level boxers are able to endure is not only down to their chin but also their necks. A strong neck allows you to better absorb punches.
A neck harness straps around your head is a well used method to train your neck muscles and allows you to add weights to the chain varying the resistance. From a seated position, the weights should hang between your legs. From here, simply move your head up and down very slowly as if you are agreeing with someone.
You can also lie on your back with your head hanging over the edge of a surface and do these in reverse to strengthen the front of the neck. It is better to use lighter weights and just do more reps than going heavy.