Originally Posted by boxbible
Ask any old school trainer and he'll tell you that leaning back is the best way to get KTFO!
Besides, your counter won't be nearly as hard or fast compared to plain slipping and sliding to the side with a bit of roll.
they probably mean leaning back the whole fight. I don't like it myself, but it's not as bad if you momentarily lean back.
I've been practicing on a move where I'll do a quick pullback and will then slip to other side if my opponent follows up with more punches