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Old 04-29-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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Default Being the aggressive fighter against a shorter opponent?

Im not really used to moving backwards yet and im still practicing fighting off my backfoot and using my range, but it'd be nice once in a while if i could push the guy back to the ropes so i can go to the body. Any advice how to do this against a short guy? I tried and ended up eating multiple shots and giving away my height advantage to the point where i would be eating unnecessary shots.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:09 PM   #2
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I'm in a similar boat I'm 6'6 ft so most people i fight are much shorter. the only ways I'v found is to wait and counter. once you stun them with a good counter you can press a lot easier. just watch your distance wile pressing so they don't rock you with some close up shots.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:30 AM   #3
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Its alright to put pressure once in a while to tell the guy "im here to fight" but obviously your best choice is to keep that distance with those annoying jabs cause if u pressure fight with a shorter guy he is more likely to hit your body then you hitting his..
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:48 AM   #4
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Its alright to put pressure once in a while to tell the guy "im here to fight" but obviously your best choice is to keep that distance with those annoying jabs cause if u pressure fight with a shorter guy he is more likely to hit your body then you hitting his..

of course, but everytime im always backing back, id like to stand my ground a couple times and push forward for a bit than give ground the whole fight. Similar to cotto margarito two, he started stnading his ground although hes a shorter fighter. Margarito is the worst example of being a tall fighter pushing forward because he takes a ridiculous amount of punishment
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:51 AM   #5
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Come forward and keep him at the end of your jab. It takes a while to get used to the range. I like throwing a jab to the head and a straight right to the body to drive them back. As long as you can time them (which means their head movement isn't superior to your accuracy), you should have more success.

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of course, but everytime im always backing back, id like to stand my ground a couple times and push forward for a bit than give ground the whole fight. Similar to cotto margarito two, he started stnading his ground although hes a shorter fighter. Margarito is the worst example of being a tall fighter pushing forward because he takes a ridiculous amount of punishment
It's funny you mention Cotto-Margarito 2 because I was just thinking about that fight while I was typing this. If you're not confident enough in standing ground and pushing back, turn on an angle and attack from there, and restart. That way your opponent has to back off as you get the angle on them, and you don't risk taking shots head on.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:52 AM   #6
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Then yes thats good & i encourage you to do that. As i said sometimes you gotta be a proper boxer, tuck you tuck in and stay inside, you also look much better under the judges eye like that instead of always stay back
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:52 AM   #7
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Why by aggressive against a shorter boxer? You're giving away most of your advantages. Just stick with the stalker boxer/puncher approach and you'll be fine.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:04 AM   #8
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Its all good to lead the pace and move forward, that doesn't mean you would give away that reach. keep him at your arms length (assuming yours is longer) keep your feet balanced and spaced to move. PLenty of jabs and straights down the middle, once he is moving back then some body and hooks
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:07 AM   #9
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In addition to everything that's been said already... After landing a few straight rights to the head, you can start feinting the right after your jab then following up with an uppercut to the body. They'll often lean right into the punch if you've set it up properly.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #10
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Watch Alexis Arguello, Carlos Zarate, Little Red Lopez, Sandy Saddler. Going to the body is really easy, and you should almost never be countered while doing it. Just make him miss you first.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:31 PM   #11
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you can be aggressive vs a shorter fighter without giving away the distance, just move sideways instead of back, jab a lot and pick your spots... if you were eating too many shots it means you didnt use movement nor jabs to go in...... and you close the distance to have him within your reach and if you are taller that distance should still be away from his reach

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Old 05-01-2012, 01:31 PM   #12
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jab ,,jab,,& jab ,,remember the best time to get the combination off ,is when fighters come forward ,but then you need to be good on the back foot to move around,,,basically you need to use the jab more ,then he as to move back if he doesn't want to get hit ,,the only time you can body shot is if he gets tired or you can push him in a corner ,,careful of them hooks though with a shorter guy
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:38 PM   #13
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Fighting aggressive against a shorter guy is a waste imo

I always push them with the jab, forcing them to counter and when they do I hit them with a solid straight
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:54 PM   #14
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Use the jab to get their hands up and them to dip low then follow with hooks and uppers. The key though is to make sure you clinch or exit when your combo is done because your hands will be out of defensive position (low) after you throw. Watch out for overhand shots.

The other way is to draw them in on the back foot and counter AGGRESSIVELY letting (their) fatigue, momentum, and timing (surprise) do your work for you. Stay close, force the exchange, and ALWAYS make him pay. You should be able to get some nice leverage on hooks to the body and timed uppers that beat his right hook. Have to make sure you are "That Dude" though. If you have to wonder? You probably ain't him.

If you can win outside though why risk it?

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Old 05-08-2012, 05:22 PM   #15
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Im not really used to moving backwards yet and im still practicing fighting off my backfoot and using my range, but it'd be nice once in a while if i could push the guy back to the ropes so i can go to the body. Any advice how to do this against a short guy? I tried and ended up eating multiple shots and giving away my height advantage to the point where i would be eating unnecessary shots.
Just learn to take a step back when you get too close. Just because its difficult doesn't mean its impossible.

You think the great fighters have great technique because they were born with it? No... it's because they spent hours, months, years, perfecting something awkward.
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