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Old 11-12-2007, 05:41 AM   #1
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Default Stance - Square Shoulders v 45 Degrees

I see more and more pro boxers who fight with their shoulders basically square to their opponent

Just this weekend we had Cotto and Mormeck fight from these kind of stances

Advantage is you can launch a right hand lead as easily as the jab, a right hook as easily as a left hook

disadvantage is your right hand won't be as powerful

Thoughts ?
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:13 AM   #2
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in a squared stance you cannot hide behind your shoulder, your jab does not have as much range, you may be more prone to being knocked down because of your balance, you're less mobile and a bigger target in general in my opinion, but

if your style is a crouched come forward type attack, it allows you to swing with both hands as easily, it is easier to crowd your opponents, and it is very intimidating if you do it well because compared to boxers who fight with that angle you are much more "in their face" so to speak
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:04 AM   #3
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I love those type of styles. They block my punches all night with their face.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:18 PM   #4
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I love those type of styles. They block my punches all night with their face.

Tyson must have been a disappointment.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:02 PM   #5
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Default Re: Stance - Square Shoulders v 45 Degrees

If my opponent is much taller I square up because it's easier to slip, duck and move in that way. Against guys my own size I try to box behind the left shoulder, in a 45 degree angle.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:36 PM   #6
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Tyson must have been a disappointment.

Naw, forward that statement to either Douglas, or Lewis.


They like those styles too.
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:04 AM   #7
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Default Re: Stance - Square Shoulders v 45 Degrees

can anybody visualize ( by picture(s) of something) what the exact difference is the between the squared shoulders and the 45 degrees schoulders???
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:34 AM   #8
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i'll try get some snapshots from the weekends fights to show the difference
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:32 AM   #9
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thanks, peterp, looking forward to it.

I've a idea what the difference is but when i see a picture or something it is easier to understand.
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