Originally Posted by bballchump11
cutting the ring off means not following an opponent around the ring, but cutting off their routes. To use lateral movement to cut them off which would eventually in theory result in the opponent being in the corner or against the ropes. If he moves to your left, then you slide/step left
Watch Chavez's footwork and you'll understand.
Appreciate that description. How do you teach someone to recognize a route? Is it as simple as anticipating where your opponent is going to be?