Originally Posted by achillesthegreat
If you know how to parry, you can easily take away your opponents most common and important punch - the jab. The beauty is you don't take ANY jab like you would if you block every shot. Plus you use less energy than if you were continously slipping where like you say the margin for error is so small.
The jab was the only punch I would ever attempt to parry, I never felt comfortable doing it, I prefered to block it, try to roll with it, or simply move away from it.
remember how easily mayweather used the jab to draw a parry attempt from hatton only to slash across that lead left hook when hattons hand dropped? he just did that over and over again