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Old 08-30-2007, 09:44 PM   #16
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Watch how his weight is balanced. If his head is over his right, his weight is on his right so anticipate him throwing a right. Keep your guard up and be wary of his jab, the nonleverage punch, but being aware of his heavy artillery is coming from will keep you safe.
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:15 PM   #17
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Watch how his weight is balanced. If his head is over his right, his weight is on his right so anticipate him throwing a right. Keep your guard up and be wary of his jab, the nonleverage punch, but being aware of his heavy artillery is coming from will keep you safe.
This maybe be true in very early amauteurs (aka, haymakers), but from more experianced boxers (6months+, depends on boxer) you will get destoryed if you follow this advice. If you throw punches/combos by tilting your body in one direction or another, that is called bad technique (unless of course your rolling off the punches and countering). Especially because proper punches are thrown by rotation of the hips and shoulders.
Factoring in feints and different styles of boxing, it's just best to stay on your toes, don't hesitate, and watch for the tells. After a few months of sparing and training you will eventually get to the point where you body will be able to tell which punches are being thrown and move on its own.
And I don't know what your talking about calling the jab a nonleverage punch. The jab can be equally as deadly if not more deadly than the right hand.
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:42 PM   #18
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I thought some wouldn't understand.
All most all of your punching power comes from the legs and rotation of the hips, there are small tells in the legs that give away certain punches. If you are experianced enough in boxing you can tell what punches the person is throwing just by looking at the legs, to an extent. I'm not saying to only look at the legs cause you shouldn't, but if your in the middle of the weave (for example) and for the moment you can't see where the next punch is coming, you can get an idea of where it will be from the legs and waist.
My dad used to look at the torso...But i dont know i just feel comfortable looking into my opponents eyes and my best feat is probably my defense, if any..
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:04 AM   #19
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When I was fighting my trainer always told me to keep your eyes firmly in place in your head. No matter how much fun it may be, do not remove them to play jokes on your gymmates. This can lead to susceptibility to the jab.
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:47 PM   #20
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When I was fighting my trainer always told me to keep your eyes firmly in place in your head. No matter how much fun it may be, do not remove them to play jokes on your gymmates. This can lead to susceptibility to the jab.
lol, yeah I didn't see this post. Dude, find yourself a new trainer now. I forgot how many bad trainers there are out there.
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:56 PM   #21
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Just look straight at him. Your peripheral is wide enough to see everything coming.
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:30 PM   #22
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This maybe be true in very early amauteurs (aka, haymakers), but from more experianced boxers (6months+, depends on boxer) you will get destoryed if you follow this advice. If you throw punches/combos by tilting your body in one direction or another, that is called bad technique (unless of course your rolling off the punches and countering). Especially because proper punches are thrown by rotation of the hips and shoulders.
Factoring in feints and different styles of boxing, it's just best to stay on your toes, don't hesitate, and watch for the tells. After a few months of sparing and training you will eventually get to the point where you body will be able to tell which punches are being thrown and move on its own.
And I don't know what your talking about calling the jab a nonleverage punch. The jab can be equally as deadly if not more deadly than the right hand.
My point is experienced boxers don't focus on one thing in particular, they just look at the opponent. I wouldn't concentrate on an opponent's legs too much at all unless he was going to kick me or something like that. I think looking at somebody's legs would probably get you KOed almost as fast as not paying any attention at all. This is coming from a guy who was trained by an ex fighter whose trainer also trained Joey Maxim.
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:31 PM   #23
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Just look straight at him. Your peripheral is wide enough to see everything coming.
That about says it all.
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Old 09-01-2007, 07:57 AM   #24
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:44 AM   #25
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I keep mine at their chest because of peripheral vision..
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My point is experienced boxers don't focus on one thing in particular, they just look at the opponent. I wouldn't concentrate on an opponent's legs too much at all unless he was going to kick me or something like that. I think looking at somebody's legs would probably get you KOed almost as fast as not paying any attention at all. This is coming from a guy who was trained by an ex fighter whose trainer also trained Joey Maxim.
Well obviously you didn't read what I wrote. I never said to stare at there legs, I even said doing so is not recommended at all. I just said if there is a moment during a weave or duck, where there arms/shoulders are out of view, then it is possible to tell the next punch coming from glancing at the legs and hips. This coming from someone who has boxed his whole life and has been trained by 2 professionals and is now a couch.
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