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Boxing StrategyBoxing strategy and fight tactics to help you win inside the ring. As you become more conditioned and skillful in the art of boxing, strategy becomes the final step for defeating opponents. Strategy is the blueprint for winning while training and technique are the goals and preparation. Read on for boxing offense, boxing defense, boxing counter-punching tips and more!

Boxing Strategy

How to Retreat Intelligently

Sometimes you have no choice but to run. You’re hurt, tired, blind, or injured and you need to run out the clock. And as much as you want to turn and run away, that’s the worst thing you can do. Running will only rapidly exhaust what little space and energy you have left.

Knowing how to retreat can help you avoid dozens of punches while using only a little bit energy and space. Done cleverly, it will not only buy you time but also create counter-punching opportunities for you.

Learn how to make it difficult for your opponents to take your ground
…even when you’re not fighting for it.

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Jab Without Getting Countered

The jab was supposed to be your safest weapon. It’s supposed to be your fastest, longest weapon and make it safe for you to get into range and land your bigger punches.

But if you can’t throw that jab without getting countered, then you’ve basically got no chance in the fight!

You’ve done your homework. You know how to jab. You know how to move your head. You know how to listen to your coach. You know how to fight and STILL, you’re getting countered.

So what do you do now?

  • Brawl?
  • Run?
  • Or even worse…stop throwing the jab??? *GASP*

Don’t start getting wild just yet. Here’s what you do… [Click to read more...]

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Defend against the Uppercut

The uppercut can be a tricky punch to avoid.

Uppercuts are not as commonly thrown as the other punches (like the left hook or right cross)…but should you ever run across an opponent with deadly uppercuts, they can be your biggest nightmare. They’re actually quite hard to see and don’t telegraph as much as boxing coaches would have you believe.

Sure, anybody can see an loaded uppercut from a mile away. But up in close-range, in the middle of an exchange, you don’t realize you got hit with an uppercut until about 3 seconds later. It’s like you’re safe in your guard and then *BOOM!* your jaw hurts for no reason.

Here’s how you get away from that tricky uppercut! [Click to read more...]

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How to Land the Uppercut

Most fighters are not throwing the uppercut from the right position.

  • Their body isn’t angled correctly.
  • Their opponent’s body is not vulnerable to the uppercut.
  • And by no surprise…their uppercuts never land or do any damage.

If you find it hard to land uppercuts, there’s a very good chance you’re not throwing it from the right place. You may be surprised to know that the uppercut is not only the most improperly thrown punch in boxing, it’s also the most improperly SET UP punch in boxing.

Here are 3 simple adjustments to make landing uppercuts TEN times easier! [Click to read more...]

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Punching from Close Range

Fighting on the inside is often a messy affair.

It’s usually two guys trying to push each other around and it always feels like you’re either being really defensive (covering up) or being really reckless (trading punches). You need room to punch and strategy to land these punches.

With a little technique and know-how, you can control the position and action on the inside. You can decide WHERE to place your body and the ANGLES of attack.

Learn how to make space and set up your punches for inside fighting. [Click to read more...]

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boxing knockouts

Knockouts are the most beautiful surprises in boxing.

Punches go back and forth, and then *BOOM*, it’s over. It’s part of what truly makes it “the sweet science”. The perfect combination of physical power combined with mental brilliance. The greatest knockouts of all, are the ones that touch you. Some are so incredible you replay it over and over again, others are so painful you don’t ever want to see again.

As a fighter, I empathize with the pain of losing in the most embarrassing way possible. It’s sad to see a man give it his best and come up short. Every time I see a knockout, it still feels like it’s my first time. And the more connected you are in a fighter, the more emotional it becomes. As common as they are in boxing, I still get chills down my down my spine when a fighter gets knocked out. Sometimes they’re easy to take; a guy gets dazed and then counted out. Other times, it’s serious; it looks like a guy getting killed. It looks like your superhero just died. It feels like your invincible God had become mortal.

As a fight fan, knockouts can be the most satisfying thing in the world. Sometimes seeing your favorite fighter knockout his “enemy” can be the best feeling you’ve ever had. It’s that one thing you’ve been waiting for all year long. It’s like an early Christmas present. You sleep so happy that night, almost as if YOU had just become champion. You can die happy now. All your dreams have come true.

Here are my 10 greatest knockouts in boxing: [Click to read more...]

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Art of Light Punches

Everyone knows how to punch hard, but what about how to punch light?

  • Light punches are faster, require less energy, and leave you less vulnerable.
  • Light punches can confuse your opponent’s defense and for more unpredictable attacks.
  • Light punches can be thrown from a wider range of positions than harder punches.

Learning how to use light punches can actually make you a HARDER AND MORE EFFECTIVE PUNCHER! [Click to read more...]

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5 Southpaw Boxing Tricks

September 30, 2013 September 30, 2013 by Van Truong Boxing Offense, Boxing Strategy 31 Comments

5 Southpaw Boxing Tricks

I’ve been asked for southpaw guides so often that I’ve decided to enlist the help of a true southpaw, one of my fighters, and a great friend: Van Truong. This will be his first post of many to come for ExpertBoxing.

These are some of the simplest and most effective southpaw tricks I’ve used to land punches on orthodox fighters. All you need is a little movement, a slip or a feint, and of course some basic punching technique. Being that you already have a southpaw advantage simply because your stance alone, it doesn’t take too much to confuse the right-handers. :)

Here are 5 of my favorite southpaw boxing tricks: [Click to read more...]

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How to Fight a Counter-Puncher

Counter-punchers can be the hardest AND MOST ANNOYING type of fighters to beat!

  • They’re so much faster. Sometimes even taller and longer.
  • They move a lot.
  • And they hit you every time you try to come in on them.

Like I said, counter-punchers are ANNOYING! But don’t worry…there are many tactics you can use to put pressure on them, make them uncomfortable, and eventually break them down.

Here’s how you counter the counter-puncher! [Click to read more...]

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How to Throw Potshots

Potshots, depending on which side of the punch you’re on, can be the most clever boxing skill or the most annoying attack ever invented in fighting.

Sometimes one cleverly-executed punch, setup and thrown with quickness (sometimes not even with power) is all it takes to frustrate an opponent. Potshots are an excellent physical weapon as well as a psychological weapon.

This boxing guide will teach you how to control a fight one tricky shot at a time. [Click to read more...]

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