Re: Shoddy footwork
It is real simple, and real monotonous, but you do it every day.
I would recommend the exercises in the Edwin L Haislet book, either Boxing or On Boxing. Very basic, very easy to follow. You have to learn to keep your feet under you, to maintain balance, and how to be able to punch and move at all times. These exercises will teach you that; jumping rope, will it will strengthen your legs, will not teach you to move like a boxer.