View Full Version : How to fight a smaller guy with speed?


Earl Hickey
06-06-2011, 09:05 PM
If your opponent is considerably smaller than you, but is a mover with speed whats the best way to try and win?

I have been sparring with this guy but he makes me look clumsy, his punches don't hurt at all though ,but when i do land he feels it, what are good tactics

F l i c k e r
06-06-2011, 09:18 PM
Cut off the ring. Don't follow him, go the same direction but at an angle to cut him off.

Do this a couple of times, extend the jab to keep him honest(don't try to hurt him w/ the jab). You'll shrink the ring on him and when you get to your range, bang the body. Throw hooks first, then when you get him in the same spot, go upper cuts to the body. Keep switching them up.

Eventually he will slow down and be a sitting duck. Check-mate!

Summary:

Cut off the ring (at angles)
Jab to keep opponent honest
When in range, go to the body
Hooks, uppercuts, hooks, uppercuts. Never be predictable
Finish him when he slows down

frosty-g
06-06-2011, 11:11 PM
Hooks, uppercuts, hooks, uppercuts. Never be predictable
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never be predictable? what comes next- hooks, uppercuts by any chance?
and a volley of straight shots coming back at you...

sorry, not meaning to be an arse, just if someone is just mixing up those two types of shot then it gets predictable by default and combined with the opening up that makes it real easy to deal with using a decent guard, or footwork, and straight shots.

Rockin'
06-07-2011, 12:08 AM
so the guy is faster but you are taller. I am assuming that your reach would then be greater than his. Work in that jab abit, stick it in his belly and stick it in his face. The whole time that you are doing this you are giving ground when neccesary, keeping him atleast at the end of your punches. When he does get inside you fire away to get him from being so close, get him to the end............ feint and draw him,bop-bop slip away............Rockin':boxing:

Rockin'
06-07-2011, 12:23 AM
so the guy is faster but you are taller. I am assuming that your reach would then be greater than his. Work in that jab abit, stick it in his belly and stick it in his face. The whole time that you are doing this you are giving ground when neccesary, keeping him atleast at the end of your punches. When he does get inside you fire away to get him from being so close, get him to the end............ feint and draw him,bop-bop slip away............Rockin':boxing:

just kidding there. This is what you do, punch him in the face and when he tries to hit you back you don't let him. And then you punch him in the face again and repeat............Rockin':boxing:

Josh_Shing
06-07-2011, 03:16 AM
Sounds like a question most of Pacquiao's opponents have been thinking

putaloco
06-07-2011, 01:18 PM
you have range in your favor so use straight punches. walk him down and cut the ring off but always make sure your just out of his range and in yours. the jab and straights are your weapons of choice. or you can just bully him with pressure and lots of body shots. its depends on your style.

F l i c k e r
06-07-2011, 01:30 PM
never be predictable? what comes next- hooks, uppercuts by any chance?
and a volley of straight shots coming back at you...

sorry, not meaning to be an arse, just if someone is just mixing up those two types of shot then it gets predictable by default and combined with the opening up that makes it real easy to deal with using a decent guard, or footwork, and straight shots.

lol. I don't mean a set pattern of: hooks then uppercuts, hooks then uppercuts. what i mean is stay unpredictable. If you just hook all day, it will be easy to block. If he starts to think your gonna hook his body and you throw an uppercut to the middle of the body. It's gonna not only mess him up physically but mentally.

and a volley of straights coming back? I didn't tell the guy to be dumb and block with his face. It's pretty obvious that you want to block or dodge incoming shots. And keeping an opponent honest with the jab will keep them from unloading like your saying.

It's boxing 101, using the jab to set up the shots you want. Jabbing makes them think face, going to the body takes the legs away. Using it again but going in with an uppercut to the middle, makes it unpredictable. A complete drop in guard causes a wide open face. Win!

I covered all the holes in my advice, nice try though.

Rockin'
06-07-2011, 01:52 PM
Boxing 201 tells us that it works even better when you mix in feints with the jab to set up shots. You want to again land those hooks that you were landing in the first round but he was able to pick them up after so many. Feint-stick one in his belly. Feint another jab to his belly and turn the hook over following with the right while coming in hard.

Feinting is becoming a lost art............Rockin':boxing:

BostonGuy
06-07-2011, 04:07 PM
You might want to review the Douglas-Tyson fight for strategy/blueprint..

THE REED™
06-07-2011, 04:08 PM
Punch when he punches.

SOPH~ REP.
06-09-2011, 07:42 PM
He probably likes to run all over the ring Too,well smother him USE YOUR JAB when he's on the move mix it up with to the hooks to head and body