Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Boxing Training/Amateur Boxing


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-01-2009, 07:28 PM   #1
Jerry
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Wilmington, N.C
Posts: 274
vCash: 1000
Default Debate about my left hand..

So a guy at the night-club I fight at has volunteered to train me. He trains all the fighters there that ask.(He's actually the referee, you see him in my fight videos). Problem is I don't think his primary style is boxing. He trains Muay Thai and MMA stuff. He holds the mitts for me, and encourages me, gives me his time and advice so I shut up and do what he says, but I have become comfortable holding my left hand down on my chest instead of up on my chin(I'm orthodox). When I snap the jab out I bring it right back to my chest instead of to my chin. I'm very comfortable this way, it feels natural. He however demonstrated how someone could see this and pop me in the face on my left side after my jab was thrown. I do try to keep my shoulder in front of my chin a bit but he jabbed me back and popped me with a loose right hand a couple of times to demonstrate..

Problem is everything comes back to my chest and fires from my chest with that hand. From jabs to short left hooks, even the lunging hooks. When I bring it straight back to my chin I feel very stiff in that arm and can't transition into the next punch very well(I like to jab, jab, short left just to keep them from leaning to the outside with ease) Do you guys reccomend the way this feels natural, and the way I practiced it on the bag hundreds of times before I met this guy, or should I go with his way, despite feeling stiff and uncoordinated? I thoroughly see his point of course..I've just never been much of a blocker, either it misses me completely, or not. I like to stop punches with punches(Jabbing at them and turning my shoulder up to stop the right hook to the head etc) or I like to move my head out of the way.

Thoughts on this?

The guy is good fyi. He's both strong and fast and boxes like a boxer, not some 3 nights a week Kung-fu class guy. He also sparred about 10 2 minute rounds the other day while I was there so he knows the conditioning too.
Jerry is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 11-01-2009, 07:32 PM   #2
paloalto00
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,638
vCash: 347
Default Re: Debate about my left hand..

You picked up a bad habit, your hands don't have to be planted on your cheek/chin, but you need to keep them up.
paloalto00 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 07:52 PM   #3
Jerry
Journeyman
ESB Jr Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Wilmington, N.C
Posts: 274
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Debate about my left hand..

Quote:
Originally Posted by paloalto00 View Post
You picked up a bad habit, your hands don't have to be planted on your cheek/chin, but you need to keep them up.
I know I'm no Floyd Mayweather, but don't a lot of good pros keep that left low? Regardless when I hit the bag tomorrow I'm gonna focus on getting it back to the chin, it's what I tell anyone who ask me for boxing advice to do. I also tell them that in time they will find their own style, but for now to learn the traditional manner.

I'm a bit afraid that I will start dropping it to my chest to throw it, which will telegraph it and get me hit. If I do change it up it's gonna take a lot of work. Luckily I have some good fighters to train with, and some not so good fighters to slug it out with in those club fights. I never know who I'm fighting in that club though until fight-night, and I never know their background. Any day a real pro may step in and step up.
Jerry is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 08:01 PM   #4
paloalto00
Belt holder
ESB Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,638
vCash: 347
Default Re: Debate about my left hand..

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
I know I'm no Floyd Mayweather, but don't a lot of good pros keep that left low? Regardless when I hit the bag tomorrow I'm gonna focus on getting it back to the chin, it's what I tell anyone who ask me for boxing advice to do. I also tell them that in time they will find their own style, but for now to learn the traditional manner.

I'm a bit afraid that I will start dropping it to my chest to throw it, which will telegraph it and get me hit. If I do change it up it's gonna take a lot of work. Luckily I have some good fighters to train with, and some not so good fighters to slug it out with in those club fights. I never know who I'm fighting in that club though until fight-night, and I never know their background. Any day a real pro may step in and step up.
Like you said "Pros," and I don't know many who actually do it. Most boxers keep their guard up, which is a good idea.
paloalto00 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Boxing Training/Amateur Boxing

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013