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Juof
11-01-2010, 07:36 PM
quite a few guys at my gym with this style and it seems to work on me as im 6ft4 they tend to just rush at me throwing hooks what can i do to improve on working on the backfoot

paulsinghnl
11-01-2010, 10:37 PM
create distance with the jab, whenever u get them off their timing, you have to attack them, and when they throw hooks, they leave openings. step back and jab to the head, to the body, plexus. lateral movement works good, make sure u step to their jab hand, so they have to turn towards you.

FM3O
11-01-2010, 11:07 PM
Jabbing is key. You can't allow them to get inside without them having to make you miss. Lateral movement is probably the most important part, If you make them miss and step out at an angle, there should be good openings to throw a quick combination, step at another angle, or get out. Just make sure that you're dictating what's going on, don't fight there fight.

ScottDBA
11-02-2010, 09:33 AM
Keep jabbing, and moving. As soon as you stop moving it makes it easier to get close.

Pivot off on angles, so the guy chasing you has to keep changing his direction, which slows him down and creates space for you. If you're just circling around it's easier to chase you. Start going one way, then pivot off on an angle and go the other way. Make sure you always in position to punch after each pivot.

John Hue
11-02-2010, 09:37 AM
Learn lateral movement don't retreat in straight lines that is meat and drink for pressure fighters. If you move laterally left and right they have to start thinking when they move forward and it takes them off their offense.

andrefabre
11-08-2010, 02:12 AM
Learn lateral movement don't retreat in straight lines that is meat and drink for pressure fighters. If you move laterally left and right they have to start thinking when they move forward and it takes them off their offense.
Good advice :alternate pivoting with lateral movement!

myboxingcoach
11-08-2010, 08:00 AM
Hey Jamie

First of all, there are videos for all of the individual skills mentioned here on the myboxingcoach website.

The jab is obviously very important (as it is for every boxer, tall or short). Try, after landing the jab, performing a lay back and then following this with a one-two or single right hand; this is known as a double attack. The follow up shots have to be quick! This type of double attack will help maintain the range between you and your shorter opponent.

Another very effective way of dealing with a fighter who tries to rush you is to jab, then combine a boxing pivot (to your left) with a mid-range left hook. The mid-range left hook has the effect of using the opponent's forward momemtum against them. Finally, when things do get into close range (the laws of averages mean that this will happen), make sure you use one or two short range shots (e.g. short range left hook/short range right hook or short uppercuts) and then pivot and roll away to long range again.

Some stuff to work on for now anyway. And remember, don't be afraid to back off and let the opponent take some ground, just make sure that the opponent pays a price for taking this ground by slamming in some long range shots; a true fighting retreat!

Good luck in dealing with those short angry people!!!!

Fran

led
11-08-2010, 09:21 AM
watch some floyd mayweather's fight. he will motivate you to take your lateral movement seriously.

One more round
11-08-2010, 03:33 PM
Learn to move laterally and keep the distance with your jab. Also learn to hook off (pivot as you throw a left hook) and do other pivots to evade their attacks and stay at a distance.

Also work on developing a strong tight cover guard as a safety net if they do get inside.

killsomething
12-27-2010, 10:36 PM
One thing I haven't seen mentioned so far is counter-pressure.

IMO, the best and safest way to fight a pressure fighter is to pressure him. They just aren't used to it, and you'll be hitting him harder than he prefers to be hit.

Pressure fighters are used to people trying to run from them while jabbing. Consequently, the punches that they take aren't usually that hard. Furthermore, since you're backpedaling when they hit you, their punches are more telling.

So you can jam them up, walk into them, impose your height. loop in some body shots, then when you get him backing away from you drop the straight right on him and follow him around with your jab.

Basically the goal is to not let him impose his style on you. Turn the tables on him.