Originally Posted by scrap
Heres a nice little number, The guy at the time had never Boxed, been in the gym 6 months.
Nice little workout, but he needs a trainer it looks like. Watch it again, and when he goes into a combo his hips are straight and it's clear his COG is too high... if he takes a heavy counter he's liable to be on his butt. And its hard to do a quick roll out from that position. If he did it occasionally, as a planned attack, it would be understandable for him to square, but he does the same thing every time he rolls into a combo. Overall it doesn't look like he has good body fundamentals, and given he's not actually boxed before it's to be expected.
He needs to have a few guys rapidly throwing medicine to him, chest high, to simulate the force of blows, and that will develop his sense of balance and thus his platform. Speed and strength are great, but unless a boxer can deliver the business quick he better work on the fundamentals of stance first. You get points while standing, not sitting. If you have older brothers you probably remember getting pushed on your butt a lot, and as you got older and quicker, and learned to anticipate, you shifted your stance and the big bullies weren't able to shove you around as much.