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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

inside fighting for boxing

Learn how to pressure and break down opponents with inside-fighting.

Many boxers don’t like fighting on the inside. It’s not how they were taught to box and it goes against common sense. Why get closer to your opponent so he can hit you easier? Inside-fighting becomes this dumb risky move that you do only when you absolutely have to. I had to do it every time I was tired or getting jabbed to death. I hated it but I learned something…

There are ADVANTAGES to inside-fighting:

  • PRESSURE your opponents physically and psychologically
  • NULLIFY opponent advantages in power, speed, defense, skills, height, reach
  • FRUSTRATE aggressive or defensive opponents
  • STALL a fight or take a break by preventing opponents from punching
  • TIRE out your opponent without burning your own energy
  • CONTROL your ground and wrestle your way out of bad positions
  • DOMINATE in the ring by using your presence

Having inside-fighting skills can do wonders for your fighting ability. For one, it guarantees that no matter how deadly your opponent is, you will always be comfortable even up in his face. And second, you have a skill that many fighters do not have. This means you’ll be that much deadlier in the ring because few opponents will know how to deal with you at this range. I’ll teach you how to walk down any opponent and push him around to make room for all your punches on the inside while effortlessly avoiding his.

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Endurance Strategy for Fighting

I’ve written several guides on developing your fighting endurance. But I never spoke about the opposite end, which is how to wear out your opponent’s endurance.

Yes, it’s possible. With a few crafty tactics and carefully implemented strategies, you can learn how to wear down even the most athletic, skilled, and bold-hearted opponents. Endurance is one of those traits that determines exactly how long you can be effective.

Take the fastest, most powerful, intelligent fighter you can think of…now take away his endurance…and you’ll have before you an easily-beaten man. [Click to read more…]

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How to Beat a Constant Ducker

Fighting a guy that’s constantly ducking under can be the most annoying thing ever.

First off, it’s annoying just to miss. But to miss again and again because some bull keeps running his head into your balls is frustrating. Some of them are using every chance to duck out of the fight and clinch you around the waist. Others are constantly positioning themselves in a way that makes it hard for you to hit. It feels kind of dirty and it’s actually against the rules to duck that low.

The most difficult is when it’s a trickster with tons of slick head movement and pinpoint counters (think Pernell Whitaker). The scariest is when it’s a muscular stocky guy who creeps in with hard counters (think Mike Tyson).

I’ve fought all kinds of duckers before and to be honest, I’ve even played the part myself. 🙂 I’ve figured out a few tactics that have worked well for me over the years and definitely dissuaded them from doing it as frequently.

Here’s how you stop the ducker… [Click to read more…]

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How to Choose Your Fighting Style

How do you develop the best fighting style for yourself?

I’ve had somebody ask me, “How do you choose your fighting style?” and I find it to be an interesting question. Because honestly…you don’t really get to choose your fighting style. You have to adapt to the game and do whatever it takes to win. So in a sense…if your goal is to win…your style will evolve to whatever it needs to be in order for you to win or survive in your combat environment.

Your fighting style should come to you naturally, evolving over the years as you jump through the hoops. What’s important is making sure that you go through these natural steps and growing pains to give yourself (and your style) the best chance to evolve into a fully malleable  and adaptable fighting style.

Here are the 7 stages of natural fighting style development: [Click to read more…]

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fighting-tips

The best advice is often the simplest advice.

Life is complex. So are techniques, skills, instructions, and many other things. After all the training you’ve done (or haven’t done)…the last thing you need is more things to confuse your brain and distract you from using your most natural weapon, INSTINCT.

So here are 10 easy tips to help you focus on the fight (and not the instructions): [Click to read more…]

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Winning Your First Pro Fight

Crucial tips for getting your first win.

After spending last Saturday supporting some friends at their pro fight, I’ve come to the realization of some important details when it comes to winning your very first professional boxing match. I saw several debuts and took notice of the way they prepared themselves, carried themselves, acted in the ring before the fight, and of course…their techniques and strategy during the fight. I could see very easily what worked and what didn’t work.

It goes without saying that preparation is key. Your natural ability, skill, and training have a large part to do with winning. But there are also other factors that you may not have considered that can make a huge impact on your success. [Click to read more…]

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Deadly Bait Punch Combinations

Bait combos are my way of setting up nasty counters.

It’s very simple: I throw a few punches, wait for the expected counter, and then I come back with my own counter. These have been tried and tested against all kinds of opponents. They work against all kinds of opponents – fast, slow, tall, short, skilled, unskilled. The more aggressive the opponent, the better. 🙂

Best of all you will learn not only how to set up opponents, but you will also develop your own awareness for opponent reactions. And with these newly refined reflexes, you can do SO much more.

Let’s get to the bait combos, shall we? [Click to read more…]

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Controlling Range and Rhythm

Establishing your range is crucial in boxing.

Finding the range is often talked about in the art of boxing. You hear people comment all the time on how someone “has great range” or “knows how to get in and out of range” or “controls the fight”.

But what does controlling the range or finding the range really mean? Some people see it as using the jab and having great footwork. But I think it’s more than that. Controlling the range also has to do with controlling the pace. It’s more than having great endurance and great footwork. It’s about finding an interval that fits best with your fighting rhythm.

There are a few more things you have to understand to [hopefully] make it your fight… [Click to read more…]

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Boxing Tips for Slipping

Slipping a punch can be the riskiest proposition in the world, even if you already know how to slip. Sure, you only to move your head a few inches but when you’re not absolutely sure of your opponent’s timing, angle, and intention, there are too many variables to guarantee your safety.

Nonetheless, it’s totally possible to slip…without getting caught…and (most interestingly) without being afraid of getting caught. [Click to read more…]

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How to be a Pressure Fighter

NO—this is NOT a guide about coming forward and throwing lots of punches.

Pressure fighting does not mean recklessly walking into your opponent’s punching range. It also does not mean tons of head movement. It also does not mean of machismo and mental determination. (Although I will admit, those things do help.)

For me, the “pressure” is more about psychological rather than physical. It’s not just about landing punches. It’s about making your opponent uncomfortable. Discomfort is what leads to rapid fatigue, strategic mistakes, and mental shutdown.

Learn how to pressure your opponents WITHOUT throwing punches!

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