Originally Posted by KillSomething
I think his issue is with the 'wait a second.' Last thing I'm doing is throwing a jab and standing there.
And 'first couple of rounds'? There's only 3 lol. I'll tell you how the guy will react: he'll counter you. You can just assume this and work off it.
You don't have time to see how people react in amateur boxing. They react by scoring points on you and then stopping you. You go in there and annihilate them. If it isn't working you adjust. There's no time for patterning your opponent or worrying about what he's going to do. You do what you want to do and if it doesn't work you do something else.
I get the idea of off-timing him though. It definitely works. You can't do it all the time though, you have to set it up. Your idea typically works best AFTER you've established a pattern of mindlessly throwing quick 1-2's. Get him thinking it's always a 1-2, there's always a 2 coming, wait, why didn't he throw the 2 that time? *drops guard and gets ko'd by 2*
Ahh my bad, lol i forgot that we was talking about amateur boxing here. If thats the case, I would have to agree with what you said. Patterned 1-2's then off setting him with a different 1-2.
Its just that for me, when i spar i do usually about 6 rounds so thats why i suggested my technique. But in a 3 round bout it wouldnt be as effective