View Full Version : Question about clinching in boxing.


EC_Raider_07
03-03-2007, 10:13 PM
Alright, I have a question for anyone here that trains/fights.

In MMA, you clinch people up to set up an attack. But, a lot of people pull their opponent in to take a breather.

In boxing, does pulling your opponent into a clich tire your arms faster? In boxing, you're using your arms a lot. Just wanted to know because I was watching some fights earlier, and when I saw the fighters clinch up they looked dead.

southorthatyler
03-03-2007, 11:18 PM
Alright, I have a question for anyone here that trains/fights.

In MMA, you clinch people up to set up an attack. But, a lot of people pull their opponent in to take a breather.

In boxing, does pulling your opponent into a clich tire your arms faster? In boxing, you're using your arms a lot. Just wanted to know because I was watching some fights earlier, and when I saw the fighters clinch up they looked dead.

It depends. When your both tired, no one's really retaliating, but when your gettin beat, and hes full of energy, hes tryin to fight outta it. so it just depends.

EC_Raider_07
03-04-2007, 03:36 AM
I see. I know in MMA when you're tired to clinch up to avoid strikes and takedowns. Thanks.

southorthatyler
03-04-2007, 03:38 AM
Thats why boxers do it to, to give less inertia on your oppnents hits, its all about understanding the Science.

Trick
03-04-2007, 04:41 AM
How does clinching reduce inertia? I think you may mean momentum, as in the momentum a punch gets as it accelerates a longer distance through the air. Inertia has to be the most misused word of physics. Haha, sorry, just doin' some work, so I'm all in science mode. Personally, I don't like to clinch, and love fighting guys who try to who suck at it, but I hate fighting guys who can clinch well. I also think that purposly clinching is borderline illegal in the amateurs, can anyone confirm that?

southorthatyler
03-04-2007, 03:10 PM
your right, i meant momentum, i get them mixed up, and i dont clinch ever, only in practice, so im not sure if it is or not.

EC_Raider_07
03-05-2007, 01:23 AM
Thanks for the help, fellas. I'm more of a boxing fan than a boxer.