Originally Posted by RichC
Also, another option that I find works well with taller opponents (due to distance) is to counter their right hand by pivoting right to avoid their punch and throwing your hook simultaneously.
You can make this easier by encouraging them throw the right hand by moving to your left and staying a little bit square (giving him a target) - You will be expecting his right so it just a case of being ready to time the pivot / hook.
It sounds much harder than it actually is - it just a case of getting the timing right, but if this lad is not a banger - it's not the end of the world if he catches you haha. If you pivot to early and he doesn't throw his right hand it's generally no big issue as long as you have your front foot in a good position as it will just bring you back into your stance (you are pivoting away from his left hand anyway).
Just something to have in the back of your mind when moving to your left if you do intend to use lateral movement to prevent him starting a combo.
great stuff! I'll try it out and let you know how it works!