Originally Posted by curly
Disagree completley. Uses very little energey and is a safe bet if fighting a quick and clever boxer who effectivley feints and beats you to the punch.
In my opinion blocking should only be used as a last resort.
Parrying or evading the punch should be your first options.
And I'm not saying don't keep your gaurd up. That goes without saying. But guys who just stand there with there hands over there face are much more likely to get hit than if they try to parry or evade the shot.