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pblo_rl
11-28-2008, 08:53 PM
What being "intelligent" in the ring means? Having a great technic or its something different?

really stupid question but well.. Thanks

AndyTravis
11-28-2008, 08:59 PM
What being "intelligent" in the ring means? Having a great technic or its something different?

really stupid question but well.. Thanks

Some boxers just go in there and just throw a lot of wild and random punches. If you are intelligent you will pick your shots, work rate, movements and style depending on what your opponent's strengths and weaknesses are. You will use your mind, just as much as your body, just like you would in a game of chess.

Salty
11-28-2008, 09:00 PM
That can be a number of things and depends on the situation. ie it's intelligent to not punch your self out in the first round, it's intelligent to place and time your shots perfectly rather than going in and flailing your arms wildly. Basically it means having a plan and purpose with every movement you do in the ring, ask yourself why you are doing that when you are shadow boxing, if you can't answere you aren't boxing "intelligently".

pblo_rl
11-28-2008, 09:05 PM
honestly I dont think i could get a better answer. Thank you guys

TheTruthIs
11-28-2008, 09:33 PM
The above answers explain it well enough. Bearing that in mind...there are people, one I know of personally, who are so stupid they can barely tie their own shoes, but when they step in the ring, are pure genius. Naturally gifted with ring smarts.

I suppose one could say, boxing idiot savants.

Trrmo
11-28-2008, 09:55 PM
The above answers explain it well enough. Bearing that in mind...there are people, one I know of personally, who are so stupid they can barely tie their own shoes, but when they step in the ring, are pure genius. Naturally gifted with ring smarts.

I suppose one could say, boxing idiot savants.

Thats what I was thinking, some boxers outside the ring are dumb as f. but when boxing they can have an uncanny ability to predict the opponents moves, counter punch lightning fast, and just get themselves in the right position at the right time that seems like they are super intelligent. Intelligence takes different forms though, this just demonstrates it.

El_Boxeador
11-28-2008, 10:05 PM
I think being "intelligent" means that its knowing when to attack and when to defend. Its the idea of always thinking, and trying to solve the puzzle of your opponent. Being intelligent also can be based off the idea of how to pace yourself; knowing the exact time to throw the finishing moves.

pblo_rl
11-29-2008, 01:05 PM
Thank you all

JulioCesaChavez
11-29-2008, 02:10 PM
It means you need to box a good game tactically

MANGLER
11-29-2008, 02:14 PM
I'd say it means knowin what it takes to win in every fight. Always havin a proper strategy for any situation against any opponent. And havin plans b,c, and d when the blueprint don't work.

meanmoe
11-30-2008, 02:59 AM
The above answers explain it well enough. Bearing that in mind...there are people, one I know of personally, who are so stupid they can barely tie their own shoes, but when they step in the ring, are pure genius. Naturally gifted with ring smarts.

I suppose one could say, boxing idiot savants.

Some fighter do have a natural sense of how to fight, but most have developed it through muscle memory or reaction. A great fighter doesn't think slip, they slip. Some naturally do it, most train for it.

I know of fighters that counter and slip because they were taught that way from square one. I have also known trainers that train everyone to box or pressure fight. These types are not as good at slipping.

My philosophy when training rookies isn't to teach them to slip the jab and through a counter. I give them the basics because a jab is jab no matter your style. I teach them the 4 basics (jab, right/left, hook and upper cut) then teach them how to defend the 4 punches.

Once they have these down, get them sparring and find their best style.

Oh, my point.

That intelligence also depends on training. I've seen too many kids turned into pressure fighter when they should be boxing or vice versa.