Re: How to counter someone lunging in?
practice slipping, it's pretty obvious you're one of those guys who wont take those type of risks unless there's a sure fire way that you'll miss. Trust in your defence, practice your timing, if you get hit? no problem try it again and watch your improvement.
i personally either slip to the left throw hooks to the body then overhand or a simple step to the left timing carefully and then throw a nice stiff jab. Honestly though when a guy lunges itll be easy to time it over time with experience.